Family Nurse Practitioner - Graduate Certificate

College of Nursing
Henderson Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-7930
nursing@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/nursing


Description

The Family Nurse Practitioner graduate certificate provides nurses who already have a graduate nursing degree to acquire the additional specialized knowledge and clinical experience to prepare them for the family nurse practitioner role. The certificate meets the educational requirements for the national certification examination.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Active, unrestricted registered nurse license in the state in which practicum hours will be completed
  • Master's degree in nursing or a doctorate in nursing practice from an accredited nursing program
  • Minimum 3.000 graduate GPA on a 4.000 scale
  • Résumé or vita
  • Transcript(s) of all previous graduate coursework
    • Transcript(s) must indicate completion of graduate-level courses in advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology and advanced health assessment, with a minimum B grade earned in each course. Applicants who do not meet the grade requirement for advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology and advanced health assessment may be considered for a conditional admission.
    • For applicants who have not practiced as an advanced practice registered nurse within the two-year period preceding application to the certificate, completion of graduate-level courses in advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology and advanced health assessment must not be greater than five years old at the time of the student's first semester of course registration in the certificate.
  • Syllabi of all courses to considered for transfer in the gap analysis
  • Three letters of reference from health care professionals or faculty members
  • English language proficiency requirements for international students (effective spring 2018):
    • Minimum 83 TOEFL IBT score
    • Minimum 560 TOEFL PBT score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    • Minimum 78 MELAB score
    • Minimum 55 PTE score

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Disclosure statement for this certificate.

Program Requirements

Certificate Requirements

[C802]

Certificate Requirements
NURS 60120ADULT/GERONTOLOGY PRIMARY CARE I 3
NURS 60125FAMILY AND ADULT GERONTOLOGY NURSE PRACTITIONER ROLE 1
NURS 60160PRIMARY CARE PEDIATRICS 3
NURS 60220PRIMARY CARE II: CHRONICALLY ILL ADULTS 3
NURS 60325PRIMARY CARE: FAMILY HEALTH AND CHRONIC ILLNESS 4
NURS 60506CLINICAL DIAGNOSTICS FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES 3
NURS 61292ADULT/GERONTOLOGY PRIMARY CARE I PRACTICUM 2
NURS 61692PRIMARY CARE PEDIATRICS PRACTICUM 2
NURS 61892FAMILY AND ADULT/GERONTOLOGY NURSE PRACTITIONER ROLE PRACTICUM 1
NURS 62292PRIMARY CARE II PRACTICUM: CHRONICALLY ILL ADULTS 2
NURS 63292PRIMARY CARE: FAMILY HEALTH AND CHRONIC ILLNESS PRACTICUM 2
Minimum Total Credit Hours:26

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Certificate GPA
3.000