Our online Post Master's FNP certificate is designed for professionals with an MSN to expand into the role of a family nurse practitioner able to provide comprehensive primary care for patients across their life span. Our state-of-the-art Health Sciences Simulation Center provides experience in a clinical setting with real equipment and technology.
Credit hours are customized to individual students’ academic experience.
WHY GET A GRADUATE CERTIFICATE AS A FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER?
The family nurse practitioner (FNP) graduate certificate is designed for you if you already have a nursing master's degree and wish to expand your practice, providing comprehensive care for children and adults of all ages. You’ll learn a family-oriented approach that emphasizes health promotion, maintenance and restoration. You’ll combine theory, research and evidence-based practice to develop skills in advanced health assessment, illness and disease management, pathophysiology, pharmacology, epidemiology, and population health and risk reduction. You’ll complete your certificate with a practicum in the primary care of families, and successful completion qualifies you to sit for the family nurse practitioner certification examination.
WHY CHOOSE UNH’S FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER PROGRAM?
At UNH you’ll be supported by a productive faculty and outstanding facilities as you advance your nursing career. Faculty members conduct research in family-based health issues such as women’s health, health promotion for children and adolescents, and nursing care for the elderly. Clinical placement assistance is provided. An individualized plan of study based on previous coursework and academic experience will be prepared for admitted students.
POTENTIAL CAREER AREAS
- Correctional facilities
- Government health services
- Home health agencies
- Long-term care facilities
- Physicians’ offices
- Primary care clinics
- Workplace clinics