Post-Master's Nursing Certificate, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Promote patient health in family-focused health care settings, where you can use your passion for nursing to influence individuals in every stage of life.

With a post-master's certificate from Carlow University, you can prepare for advanced practice nursing in a variety of health care settings, such as home health agencies, physicians' offices, health maintenance organizations, family health centers, and clinics in both urban and medically underserved rural communities. Graduates from this program are eligible to be certified as nurse practitioners in family/individual across the lifespan.

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Program Highlights

  • Available at 3 locations: Oakland, Greensburg, and Cranberry

Still need to earn your master's degree in nursing? Specialize in FNP in our full MSN program.

Program Requirements

To enter this program, you will need to successfully complete the core Family Nurse Practitioner MSN courses, which are NU703, NU705, NU712, NU725, and NU737. When enrolled, you will complete 38 course credits as well as 600 clinical hours, which may take place in a wide variety of urban and rural health care agencies. View the plan of study for an outline of an outline of FNP courses offered by semester.

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Notable Courses

NU720 Health Risks in Communities

This graduate-level course deals with health risks in communities. High-risk populations, aggregates, and communities comprise the focus for investigation. Risk appraisal methods and evidence-based strategies to identify and prevent health risks in individuals and communities are examined. Trends and current issues related to health risks are explored.

NU751 Advanced Practice Nursing in Pediatrics

The focus of this course is the management of acute and chronic health problems in the pediatric population. It will incorporate planning and management of both nursing and medical care by the advanced practice nurse. Particular emphasis will be placed on high-risk groups and individuals living in medically underserved populations.

NU754 Advanced Practice Nursing in Urgent Care

The focus of this course is on the management of urgent health problems in the outpatient setting. Emphasis is on the diagnosis and management of both nursing and medical care by the advanced practice nurse. Particular emphasis will be placed on high-risk groups and individuals living in medically underserved populations.

This is just a small sample of the variety of classes you'll be taking. For more details about these classes, and more, please visit the Course Catalog section of our website or request more information to hear from an Admissions Counselor. Also available is our gainful employment disclosure for this certificate.