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University Catalog 2015-2016 (Final Quarter Catalog) 
University Catalog 2015-2016 (Final Quarter Catalog) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Post Master’s Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

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Post-Master’s Certificate Programs

The School of Nursing offers eight post-master’s Certificate Programs for nurses who have a master’s degree in Nursing and who would like to take existing courses within the Master of Science degree in Nursing. At the completion of the course work, individuals who complete one of the Nurse Practitioner certificates will qualify to apply to the California Board of Registered Nursing for state certification as nurse practitioners and are eligible to sit for a national certification examination.

Admission Requirements for all Post-Master’s Certificate Programs:

  • Current California Registered Nurse License
  • Master’s degree in Nursing (MSN or MN)
  • Completion of a second application to the School of Nursing including 2 references and an essay
  • Completion of a basic recent physical assessment course
  • Satisfactory background check

Prior to entering the first clinical lab, students must have University liability insurance, a satisfactory background check, a current American Heart Association CPR card, a satisfactory annual physical examination, proof of immunity to specified infectious diseases, an initial 2 step Mantoux skin test and a chest X-ray if there is evidence of a positive TB skin test. Drug screening may be requested depending on agency requirements.

Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program

The School of Nursing offers a post-master’s Family Nurse Practitioner certificate program. This program is for nurses who have a master’s degree in nursing and who would like to take courses in the Family Nurse Practitioner Option within the Master of Science Degree in nursing.

Additional Admission Requirement

One year of clinical nursing experience is recommended.

Requirements for the Certificate (64 units)

Students will qualify for the award of the post-master’s certificate after they have successfully completed the required certificate program course with a 3.0 or higher GPA. This program consists of advanced practice core courses (23 units) and required option courses (38 units) for a total of 64 units. This will enable the graduate of this program to obtain State certification from the BRN as a nurse practitioner (NP) and to sit for national certification examinations.

Nurse Practitioner Advanced Practice Core Courses (23 units)

Recommended Optional Experience

U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Disclosure

Program: Family Nurse Practitioner
Occupations that this certificate program prepares students to enter:
-Nurse Practitioners; SOC Code 29-1199.03;
On-time graduation rate for students completing this program:
No completions by non-degree seeking students in 2009-10
Costs of Attendance for the entire normal duration (4 quarters) of this certificate program:
Tuition and Fees: $7,435
Books and Supplies: $2,184
Median loan debt incurred by students who completed this certificate program:
The job placement rate for students completing the program:
Data not available.

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