Course Plan For Post-Graduate Certificate

Family Nurse Practitioner

YearsSemesterCourse NumberCourseCredits
Year 1FallNUR 617Role Development of the Advanced Practice Nurse2
  NUR 510Advanced Pathophysiology3
 SpringNUR 679Health Promotion/Disease Prevention3
  NUR 615Advanced Pharmacology3
  NUR 618*Scientific Foundations of Advanced Pharmacology1
 SummerNUR 601Phil/Theoretic Bases of Nursing3
  NUR 678Advanced Health Assessment/Differential Diagnosis4
Year 2 FallNUR 625Evidence-Based Inquiry In Nursing Practice4
  NUR 670Advanced Concepts of Clinical Nursing I (Adult)5
   Clinical (125 hours) 
 SpringNUR 654Public Policy Strategies for Nursing3
  NUR 673Women’s Health5
   Clinical (125 hours) 
 SummerNUR 676Advanced Concepts of Clinical Nursing (Pediatric)5
   Clinical (125 hours) 
Year 3FallNUR 677Advanced Concepts of Clinical Nursing IV (Geriatric)5
   Clinical (125 hours) 
  NUR 680S/T: Advanced Concepts of Clinical Nursing V (Behavioral Health)3
 SpringNUR 689Nurse Practitioner Practicum5
   Clinical (125 hours) 

The clinical courses (NUR670, NUR673, NUR676) may be alternatively sequenced.

If you are interested in pursuing the Nurse Practitioner certificate in either family or geriatric-adult acute care, you must already have a Master of Science in Nursing degree. The time it takes to complete the certification is dependent upon the individual. You will be given a personal advisor who will work with you to determine the number of credits necessary to complete this track.

*Begins Spring 2019