Department of Nursing
Post Masters Adult and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Program
The program is designed for professional registered nurses who have previously earned a Masters degree with a major in nursing and who now want to become eligible to be certified as an Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner. The department of nursing currently offers a Masters degree in Nursing with an Advanced Practice track. Students in the Post - Masters Certificate Program will complete the necessary theory and practicum course requirements in the track in order to be eligible to sit for the Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner certification examination (American Association of Nurse Practitioners or American Nurses Credentialing Center). The Graduate Program is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education till March 2015.
-NUR 5460 - Advanced Pathophysiology (3) cr.
-NUR 6000 - Advanced Health Assessment (3) cr.
-NUR 6010 - Pharmacology (3) cr.
-NUR 6040 - Adv. Nursing Practicum I (4) cr.
-NUR 6110 - Advanced Nursing I (3) cr.
-NUR 6120 - Advanced Nursing II (3) cr.
-NUR 7010 - Adv. Nursing Practicum II (4) cr.
-NUR 7250 - Adv. Nursing Role Practicum (4) cr.
Additional courses required for FNPs:
-NUR 6210- Adv. Health Assessment for FNP (1) cr.
-NUR 6130 - Advanced Nursing III (3) cr.
-NUR 7070- Adv. Nursing Practicum III (4) cr.
The Post - Masters Certificate Program in the Adult Nurse Practitioner track requires completion of 510 hours and the Family Nurse Practitioner track requires completion of 680 hours.
Students will be required to complete NUR 5080, The Role of the APN (3) credits, as an additional prerequisite if they have not completed a graduate level role course.
Students in the certificate program will attend classes with current masters’ students. Upon completion of the required coursework, the certificate student will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination and upon passing to apply for an advanced practice nursing license in the state of New Jersey.
- Completion of application and fee
- Official transcript of MSN degree
- Copy of NJ registered license
- Interview with graduate program director