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Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner

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The post master's certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner option is available to applicants that have already earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree with a major in Nursing from an accredited program. This certificate program does not lead to an academic degree from the University of Detroit Mercy.

The graduate certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner Program requires 29 credit hours of coursework and 720 clinical hours. An individualized program of study will be designed based on an applicant’s prior academic coursework and professional and clinical experiences. Transcripts from prior academic institutions will be reviewed by the FNP Program Coordinator/Advisor to determine an applicant’s specific program of study and a gap analysis will be completed. The FNP program does not accept any clinical courses (theory or didactic) or advanced health assessment as transfer courses. If courses in professional role, pathophysiology, and pharmacology have been completed prior to admission to the certificate program and are equivalent to the course content in approved MSON courses, they may be transferred to the program.

Graduates of the FNP Post-Master's Certificate program are eligible to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP).

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    Admission Criteria

    1. A master’s degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program.
    2. A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
    3. A minimum of 2000 hours of experience as a registered nurse.
    4. An unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse.
    5. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
    6. Three letters of professional recommendation with at least one from someone in a supervisory capacity.
    7. An autobiographical statement of personal goals and objectives.
    8. An interview with graduate faculty.
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    Required Courses

    • NUR 5900 Pathophysiology (3 credits)
    • NUR 5800 Pharmacology for the Advanced Practice Nurse (3 credits)
    • NUR 5150 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan (2 credits)
    • NUR 5160 Advanced Health Assessment (3 credits)
    • NUR 5250 Common and Episodic Problems Across the Lifespan (3 credits)
    • NUR 5260 Clinical Practicum II (2 credits)
    • NUR 6150 Chronic and Complex Problems Across the Lifespan (3 credits)
    • NUR 6160 Clinical Practicum III (2 credits)
    • NUR 6250 Psychosocial Health Integration Across the Lifespan (3 credits)
    • NUR 6260 Clinical Practicum IV (2 credits)
    • NUR 6020 Professional Role Development and Business Practices (2 credits)
    • NUR 6130 Procedures and Diagnostic Workshop for the APN (1 credits)
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    Accreditation

    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, Master of Science in Nursing degree and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the University of Detroit Mercy, McAuley School of Nursing are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036. Telephone: (202) 887-6791.

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    Program Contact Information

    Telephone: (313) 993-1828
    Fax: (313) 993-1271
    http://healthprofessions.udmercy.edu/index.php 

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