Family Nurse Practitioner - Post MS

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The Post Master Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program provides a program of study for master's-prepared nurses interested in taking the certification exam to practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner and builds upon the existing curriculum of the Family Nurse Practitioner concentration. The FNP Certificate program offers a formal program of study for students who already have the Master of Science in Nursing degree without requiring them to complete a second master's degree.

Distance Education Students Residing outside of Indiana:
Each of the states has its own approval processes for out-of-state institutions offering distance education.  While Indiana State University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all Indiana State University distance education programs may not be available in all states. Graduate Nursing Programs at Indiana State University are not available to residents of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, or Wyoming, US Territories, or International students. 

Map of states in which the Post MS/MSN certificate is available.

Circumstances such as moving to an unapproved state or deployment of U.S. military or their family members outside the continental United States must be communicated to the appropriate department and will impact progression and/or completion of the degree.

All students must carry their own malpractice insurance and provide Certificate of Insurance prior to beginning clinical courses.

Student Achievement Outcome Data for All Programs

The application period for Spring 2021 is open.

 Applications are accepted twice a year:

  • Spring (January start):  Applications accepted – April 1 – September 1
  • Fall (August start):  Applications accepted – October 1- February 1

Admission Criteria 
Application Evaluation
How to Apply
Advising Worksheet
FNP Clinical Packet

Post MS FNP Frequently Asked Questions

The Post-Master's certificate is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
Federal financial aid is not available to students seeking a Post Master's certificate

Contact Us

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Phone: 812.237.8501
College of Health and Human Services Building
401 N 4th Street Room 363
Terre Haute, IN 47809
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