(Admission to this Program is Currently Closed)
The purpose of the Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program at Purdue University Northwest is to increase the numbers of family nurse practitioners prepared to provide primary care. Primary care is currently undergoing a period of expansion in order to meet the increasing healthcare needs of our nation’s citizens. The post-master’s certificate program at Purdue University Northwest exists to address the need for increased numbers of primary care providers. The target audience for this program includes mater’s prepared nurses that are interested in becoming family nurse practitioners.
Credit Hour and Clinical Contact Hour Requirements+
The certificate requires students to complete a minimum of 14 credits and a maximum of 30 credit hours consisting of the following courses:
- NUR 50200: Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nursing* – 3 credits
- NUR 50300: Advanced Health Assessment* – 4 credits
- NUR 57400: Pathophysiologic Concepts for Advanced Practice Nursing I* – 3 credits
- NUR 57500: Pathophysiologic Concepts for Advanced Practice Nursing II* – 3 credits
- NUR 51100: Health Promotion for Advanced Practice in Nursing* – 3 credits and 45 clinical contact hours
- NUR 61100: Primary Care of the Young Family – 3 credits
- NUR 61300: Primary Care of the Young Family Practicum – 3 credits and 180 clinical contact hours
- NUR 62200: Primary Care of the Aging Family – 3 credits
- NUR 62300: Primary Care of the Aging Family Practicum – 3 credits and 180 clinical contact hours
- NUR 65700: FNP Practicum Clinical Synthesis – 2 credits and 150 clinical contact hours
* May be waived if student has taken a comparable course at Purdue University Northwest or another accredited nursing program with 5 years prior to application to this program.