Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program
Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program
The Byers School of Nursing Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate Program allows Master's prepared nurses to expand their scope of practice to include care of individuals across the lifespan. The program includes didactic and clinical experiences that focus on the primary care needs of individuals, families, and communities. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for a national Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam.
The Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate Program objectives are to:
- Demonstrate personal, collegial, and collaborative approaches that enhance the family nurse practitioner's effectiveness in working in an interprofessional manner.
- Synthesize theoretical, scientific, and contemporary clinical knowledge for the assessment and management of both health and illness states, health promotion, health protection, disease prevention, and treatment of all patients including those with multiple chronic conditions.
- Ensure quality of care through consultations and collaboration with other professions.
- Analyze situations to improve health outcomes for patients, communities, and systems by overseeing and directing the delivery of clinical services within an interprofessional system of health care.
- Translate knowledge and psychomotor skills to enhance patient's ability for self-care through advocating, modeling, and teaching.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the implementation, preservation, and evolution of the family nurse practitioner role as well as build interprofessional relationships to provide optimal care to the patient.
- Provide culturally competent care with respect to cultural and spiritual beliefs and make health care resources available to patients from diverse cultures.
- Nurses who are DNP or PhD graduates or students who wish to gain expertise as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
- Master's students within any other track of Walsh's Master's Nursing program.
- Post-Master's nurses with clinical expertise who are seeking advanced education for preparation for the Family Nurse Practitioner role.
Features of the Program
- Access to excellent faculty with real-world teaching experiences.
- The Post-Graduate FNP Certificate program allows Master's prepared nurses to expand their scope of practice to include care of individuals across the lifespan. The program includes didactic and clinical experiences that focus on the primary care needs of individuals, families, and communities.
- Option to participate in global experience opportunity.
While enrolled in the certificate program, students may participate in the Byers School of Nurisng's global experience(s). The student is advised to seek more information on global experiences from the Graduate Program Director of the Office of Global Learning.
Certificate Academic Guidelines
Participants enrolled in the Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program must comply with The Byers School of Nursing Graduate admission requirements.
The Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program is offered using a distance learning methodology*. Students are required to be on campus for two intensives.
Students enrolling in coursework for their first semester may register by completing a Graduate Registration Form. This form may be found either in the Student Service Center in Farrell Hall or downloaded from the file gallery on our website www.walsh.edu/forms4. Complete, sign and do one of the following (you do not need an advisor's signature):
Bring this form to Graduate Admissions, Barrette Business Center Room #139.
Scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax the form to 330-244-4680.
You may also mail this form to:
Walsh University, Student Service Center
2020 East Maple Street
North Canton, OH 44720-3336
Attn: Graduate Admissions
Certificate students who have completed at least one semester in the program are strongly encouraged to utilize the Cavalier Center to register.
*Online refers to the definition from the Higher Learning Commission: Distance-delivered courses are those in which all or the vast majority (typically 75% or more) of the instruction and interaction occurs via electronic communication, correspondence, or equivalent mechanisms, with the faculty and students physically separated from each other
To receive the Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate, a student will complete the following curriculum:
|NURS 612||Advanced Pharmacology 1||3|
|NURS 642||Clinical Pharmacology 1||3|
|NURS 640||Clini Assessment & Management 1||3|
|NURS 641||FNP I :Care of Adult/Gero Cl 2||6|
|NURS 643||FNP II: Care of Child/Adoles 2||6|
|NURS 645||FNP III: Care of Women 2||6|
|NURS 647||FNP IV:Clients Mult Chron Cond||6|
|NURS 649||FNP V: Care of Fam Pri Care||5|
|Total Credit Hours 24-38|
1 Courses may be waived for advanced practice nurses with prescriptive authority and current practice.
2 Courses may be waived for currently certified practicing nurse practitioners in specialty practice (adult, women's health, pediatrics, nurse midwifery).