2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
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2021-2022 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 (FNPs) prepared to provide primary care to meet the increasing healthcare needs of our nation’s citizens. The FNP post-master’s certificate program exists to meet expanded needs for primary care. The target audience for this program includes master’s prepared nurses who are interested in becoming FNPs.

Admission Requirements

The admission process for the Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s 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 AACN or CCNE accredited nursing program within 5 years prior to application to this program.

Total 12-30 Credits Required

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