Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate
The advanced practice post-master’s certificate programs are currently under revision.
Students must be admitted into the university before registering for this program. The Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program is designed as a nondegree course credit option for nurses with a master’s degree in nursing.1 This program prepares students with primary health care skills through didactic education and clinical supervision. Nurses are eligible to apply to the state of California Board of Registered Nursing for certification as a nurse practitioner, and may apply for national FNP certification through examination.
Students may be given transfer credits for previous content completed in a master’s degree program. Students who hold current California certification as a nurse practitioner or nurse midwife, and students who hold a master’s degree in nursing and/or national certification as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) may challenge or request waiver of the coursework required for the Family Nurse Practitioner program, as appropriate to the student’s current specialty. Petitions for challenge or waiver of courses must be initiated upon admission and approved by the MSN chair. Students must show proof of current nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, or clinical nurse specialist certification.
|Academic and Advanced Practice Core Courses||18|
|GNRS 504||Bioethics and Health Care Policy||3|
|GNRS 506||Spiritual Concept Analysis in Health Care||3|
|GNRS 512||Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion||4 (3/1)|
|GNRS 513||Advanced Nursing Practice Role 1||2|
|GNRS 515||Advanced Pathophysiology||3|
|GNRS 594||Pharmacology in Advanced Practice Nursing||3|
|Advanced Practice Specialty Courses||18|
|GNRS 590A||Primary Health Care of the Young Family||6 (3/3)|
|GNRS 591||Primary Health Care of the Childbearing Family||4 (2/2)|
|GNRS 592A||Primary Health Care of the Adult and Aging Family||6 (3/3)|
|GNRS 592B||Primary Health Care Clinical Practicum||2 (0/2)|
|Specialization Option Courses||4|
|Select from the following:|
|GNRS 543||Transitions Across the Care Continuum||4 (2/2)|
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|GNRS 593||Psychosocial Primary Health Care of the Adult and Aging Family||4 (2/2)|
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|GNRS 589||Adolescent Health Care||4 (2/2)|
This requirement is waived for APU master’s graduates between the years of 1992–93 to 1995–96, as the content was integrated in the clinical courses.