Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate
Indiana State University offers the Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate to registered nurses holding a master's degree who desire to continue their education and expand their skillset as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
- The online Post-Master's FNP Certificate is a 27-credit-hour program.
- All courses are offered online.
- Clinical placements will be arranged by the student in the state(s) they are licensed.
- On-campus visits are not required.
- The program can be completed in approximately 16 months.
- Upon successful completion of program requirements, a certificate is awarded and students are eligible to apply for American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) certification. Information on specific state requirements for Nurse Practitioner license may be found on the NursingLicensure.org website. For important information, visit Licensure or Certification Information.
The online Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate Program is open to eligible in-state and many out-of-state applicants. The program is closed to all students (including U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members) residing in a country other than the United States.
Fees & Expenses:
Nursing students pay the same University fees as other students, including online education delivery fees. Other expenses specific to the program include books, supplies/equipment, name pin, special test fees, and a clinical/program fee attached to designated courses. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from clinical and practicum experiences.
The Graduate Nursing Program at Indiana State University admitted its first students in 1986. It has maintained continuous accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) since 1989.
Financial Aid & Assistance
Graduate students may be eligible for federal student loans if they are admitted into graduate degrees (or first-time teacher certification programs) and meet other eligibility requirements. Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Private alternative loans can help students pay college expenses that may not be covered by federal loan programs or other financial aid. For more information, visit financial aid.
In addition, students may be eligible for payment plans and veterans benefits.
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The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.