Family Nurse Practitioner

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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


First Year

Course Semester
512 - Roles & Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing Summer

Second Year

Course Semester
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

Third Year

Course Semester
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

Fourth Year

Course Semester
640 - Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum Fall
712 - Principles of Gerontology in Advanced Practice Nursing Fall