Dec 10, 2018  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

Nursing, Post-D.N.P. Family Nurse Practitioner, Graduate Certificate*


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General Program Information


Graduate School Contact:
Jessimine Strauss; straussj@etsu.edu; (423) 439-6158

Dr. Myra Clark, PhD, FNP-C, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
207 Roy Nicks Hall
Box 70629
(423) 439-5626
e-mail: clarkml2@etsu.edu

Dr. Janice Lazear, Graduate Coordinator
200 Roy S. Nicks Hall
Box 70629
(423) 439-4508
e-mail: lazear@etsu.edu

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certificate offers a Post-D.N.P. certificate for nurses who have completed a D.N.P. degree in nursing. This customized special studies program provides education and clinical training in the FNP role. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible for the national certification examination.

For application terms and deadlines please refer to the College of Nursing website.

Admission Requirements


Students may be admitted to the Post-D.N.P. Graduate Certificate programs in one of two ways:

  1. as D.N.P. degree-holding applicants. These individuals must hold the earned D.N.P. degree with a designated concentration in advanced clinical practice or nursing administration; OR
  2. as concurrently enrolled ETSU D.N.P. degree program students. Concurrently enrolled ETSU D.N.P. degree program students must:
    1. be in academic good standing; and
    2. have completed BSTA 5310 or equivalent; NRSE 5000; NRSE 5001;
    3. for the Nurse Practitioner Post-D.N.P. Graduate Certificate programs (FNP, A/GNP, or PMHNP), have completed NRSE 5009; NRSE 5010; NRSE 5016 or in progress; and NRSE 5018 or in progress.

Applicants seeking admission to the Post-D.N.P. Graduate Certificate programs must fulfill all the requirements for admission to both the ETSU School of Graduate Studies and the CON.

The School of Graduate Studies requires that all students submit the following materials:

  • a completed application with payment of nonrefundable application fee;
  • official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate coursework;
  • a written essay.

Additional requirements for admission to the Post-D.N.P. Graduate Certificate programs include:

  1. Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the United States and eligibility for licensure in Tennessee or equivalency for international students;
  2. A cover letter expressing the applicant’s personal goals for Post-D.N.P. Graduate Certificate study;
  3. A current resume or vita.
  4. Earned D.N.P. degree with a designated concentration in advanced clinical practice or nursing administration. Transcript documentation of content equivalent to the D.N.P. degree program core (26 credits) is required for all D.N.P. degree-holding applicants. Students without this content will be required to take courses from the D.N.P. degree core to make up any deficiencies. For the Nurse Practitioner Post-D.N.P. Graduate Certificate programs (FNP, A/GNP, or PMHNP), transcript documentation of content equivalent to NRSE 5009; NRSE 5010; NRSE 5016; and NRSE 5018, the Advanced Practice Nursing Core (12 credits) is required. Applicants without this content will be required to take the missing coursework; OR
  5. Concurrently enrolled ETSU D.N.P. degree program student with completion of BSTA 5310 or equivalent; NRSE 5000; NRSE 5001; and for the Nurse Practitioner Post-D.N.P. Graduate Certificates (FNP, A/GNP, or PMHNP), completion of NRSE 5009, NRSE 5010, NRSE 5016 or in progress, and NRSE 5018 or in progress.

Post-D.N.P. Family Nurse Practitioner, Graduate Certificate Degree Requirements: 38 credits


Requirements 38 credits
TOTAL 38 credits

Gainful Employment


*This is a Gainful Employment Program. For information about Gainful Employment programs, please see https://www.etsu.edu/gradstud/gainfulemployment/familynursenpractitionerpostdnp.html

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