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    East Tennessee State University
  Jan 22, 2018
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advanced Nursing Practice Graduate Certificate Regents Online Degree Program Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate - Post Master’s

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General Program Information

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate Program provides a formal program of study for master’s-prepared nurses in taking the national certification exam to practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner. In order to be eligible to take the certification, students must “successfully complete graduate didactic and clinical requirements of a master’s nurse practitioner program, formal graduate-level certificate, or master’s level NP program in the desired area of practice.” The FNP Certificate Program provides a formal program of study to meet this need for students who already have the Master of Science in Nursing degree without requiring them to complete a second master’s degree. Criteria for admission includes:

  1. A master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program (NLNAC or CCNE).
  2. Satisfactory completion of the following courses at the master’s level:
    Advanced Health Assessment - 3 semester hours
    Advanced Health Assessment (Clinical or Lab) - 1 semester hour
    Advanced Pathophysiology - 3 semester hours
    Advanced Pharmacology - 3 semester hours.
  3. Eligibility to practice as a Registered Nurse in Tennessee or the state in which clinical assignments are completed. Application for licensure/authorization must be obtained during the first semester following admission to the program.
  4. Overall G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  5. TOEFL score of 600 if native language is not English.
  6. A written document prepared by the applicant that includes a resume, a discussion of prior professional experience, future goals, and reasons for pursuing graduate study.
  7. Letters of recommendation from at least three persons (a minimum of one academic) familiar with the applicant’s academic professional background, and experience in nursing practice, specifying in detailthe applicant’s capabilities for graduate study and future practice as an advanced practice nurse.

Total Credit Hours: 21 Credit Hours

Total Contact Hours - Advanced Family NP Clinical/Practicum: 780 Hours

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