The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) provides disease management, health promotion and health education. The FNP manages and treats individuals with acute and chronic illnesses in settings such as clinics, outpatient offices and more.
The Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing is recognized nationally as providing a Top FNP Program.
The FNP certificate curriculum focuses on giving comprehensive wellness and illness care to individuals of all ages and is designed for nurses who already hold a master’s degree in nursing.
The online FNP program does require the student to come to campus once each semester for a four-day practicum and also for the final proficiency in the last practicum. Other clinicals can be completed in the student’s home area.
Students will be prepared to assume advanced leadership roles for the targeted populations, and they will be eligible to take the certification exam.
Benefits of an FNP Post Graduate Certificate
|512 - Roles & Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing||Summer|
|517 - Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning across the Life Span||Fall|
|519 - Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Life Span||Fall|
|529 - Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics Across the Life Span||Spring|
|707 - Principles of Epidemiology & Health Promotion in Advanced Nursing Practice||Spring|
|560 - Family Health Care Management I||Fall|
|561 - Advanced FNP Practicum I||Fall|
|564 - Family Health Care Management II||Spring|
|565 - Advanced FNP Practicum II||Spring|
|640 - Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum||Fall|
|712 - Principles of Gerontology in Advanced Practice Nursing||Fall|