2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
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2016-2017 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate

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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 master’s prepared nurses that are interested in becoming family nurse practitioners.

Admission Requirements

The admission process for the Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program adheres to Graduate School Admission policies regarding English as a foreign language and parallels that for students seeking a Master’s Degree in Nursing. Specific requirements are:

  1. Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution or admission and enrollment in a master’s degree program in nursing.
  2. Minimum graduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 with the possibility of conditional admission for applicants who do not meet this requirement.
  3. Evidence of current registered nurse licensure.
  4. A minimum of one year or 1500 hours of experience as a registered nurse.
  5. Criminal background check clearance (Information about testing to be obtained through College of Nursing.)


*May be waived if student has taken a comparable course at Purdue University Northwest or another accredited nursing program within 5 years prior to application to this program.

Total 12-30 Credits Required

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