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Family Nurse Practitioner Postgraduate Certificate

School of Nursing
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Contact Information
School of Nursing, 5-160 Weaver-Densford Hall, 308 Harvard Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-7980; fax: 612-625-7727)
  • Students will no longer be accepted into this program after Fall 2016. Program requirements below are for current students only.
  • Interested parties are encouraged to review the Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner specialty.
  • Program Type: Post-baccalaureate credit certificate/licensure/endorsement
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 12
  • This program requires summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The postgraduate certificate program in nursing offers students with a doctor of nursing practice (D.N.P.) or other graduate degree in a clinical nursing specialty area the opportunity to complete an additional area of study. Completion of required coursework and practice hours provides eligibility to take certification examinations.
Accreditation
This program is accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Program Delivery
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
A D.N.P. or other accredited graduate degree in a clinical nursing specialty area is required for admission to this program.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
All applicants must have a current registered nurse license.
Special Application Requirements:
Applicants are required to submit transcripts from all institutions where post-secondary credit was earned, reference materials containing an Admission Reference Form and personal letter of reference from two separate individuals, two essays, a current curriculum vitae/resume, a current registered nurse license, and English language proficiency scores (if applicable). Application deadlines for this certificate are a priority deadline of November 1, with rolling admissions on a space available basis until March 1.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 95
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 586
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 85
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 1 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Please contact the School of Nursing for detailed information about the requirements for this certificate. Each applicant's curriculum is unique and based on the applicant's previous D.N.P. degree and coursework. Final coursework decisions are made by the faculty adviser.
Courses may include:
NURS 6501 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, I (3.0 cr)
NURS 6502 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, II (2.0-3.0 cr)
NURS 7500 - Health Care of Children for the Family Nurse Practitioner (3.0 cr)
NURS 7501 - Health Care of Children for the Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum (1.0 cr)
NURS 7503 - Reproductive Health Care of Women Practicum for Family Nurse Practitioners (1.0 cr)
NURS 7504 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, Practicum I (1.0-2.0 cr)
NURS 7505 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses Practicum II (1.0-2.0 cr)
NURS 7506 - Family Practice Practicum III: Assessment and Management of Health for the Family Nurse Practitioner (1.0 cr)
NURS 7507 - Assessment Management of Health Practicum IV:Community Health Leadership for Family Nurse Prac (1.0 cr)
NURS 7508 - Health Care of the Elderly for the Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum (1.0 cr)
NURS 7509 - Assessment and Management of Health Practicum VI: Primary Care for the Family Nurse Practitioner (1.0 cr)
 
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NURS 6501 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced practice nursing. Health promotion and data-based assessment/management of common acute and stable chronic conditions for the primary care populations. Role of the advanced practice nurse, process of clinical reasoning and decision-making, and independent and collaborative practice health care plans, utilizing evidence-based practice. prereq: DNP student or instr consent
NURS 6502 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, II
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced practice nursing. Health promotion and data-based assessment/management of patient's acute and chronic health conditions. Physical, psychosocial, and pharmacological intervention. Age-related variation. prereq: Nurs 5228
NURS 7500 - Health Care of Children for the Family Nurse Practitioner
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of mid-range theories, models, concepts, and research in designing age-specific plans for the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of the health of infants, children, and adolescents within the context of their families and communities. prereq: 5200, 7503, 7504, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6102, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 7501, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 7506, instr consent
NURS 7501 - Health Care of Children for the Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Nursing theory, research, and evidence-based practice standards in evaluating/implementing safe and effective interventions to promote health and prevent illness in infants, children, and adolescents. Evaluation of evidence-based outcomes. prereq: 5200, 5222, 5228, 5229, 6501, 7504, 7505, instr consent
NURS 7503 - Reproductive Health Care of Women Practicum for Family Nurse Practitioners
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of holistic health histories and physical assessments of women. Synthesize/use knowledge and research in clinical decision making to formulate health care management plans related to women's reproductive and sexual health throughout the life cycle. prereq: 5200
NURS 7504 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, Practicum I
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of holistic health histories and physical assessments by advanced practice nurses to formulate and implement individualized patient-centered health care management plans to support positive health outcomes in primary care populations experiencing acute and stable chronic conditions. prereq: 5200, 5222, 5224, 5229, 6501
NURS 7505 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses Practicum II
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Comprehensive advanced nursing assessment/management for acute and chronic health conditions of the primary care population across the life span. Synthesis/application of nursing theory and evidence-based implementation/evaluation of safe and effective therapeutic interventions to promote, maintain, and restore health. prereq: 5200, 5222, 5224, 5229, (6501 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6501), (6502 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6502)
NURS 7506 - Family Practice Practicum III: Assessment and Management of Health for the Family Nurse Practitioner
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Evaluation of theories and research to support the development of holistic nursing practice models and clinical decision-making for health promotion, disease prevention and intervention. Evaluation of patient outcomes using nursing standards and criteria. prereq: 5200, 5222, 5228, 5229, 6501, 7504, 7505, instr consent
NURS 7507 - Assessment Management of Health Practicum IV:Community Health Leadership for Family Nurse Prac
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of principles of health policy and interdisciplinary collaboration while synthesizing and utilizing knowledge and evidence-based research to formulate a proposal for organizational, institutional, community, or governmental arenas to address needs related to access, health disparities, or health promotion issues. prereq: 7400 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 7400, 7506
NURS 7508 - Health Care of the Elderly for the Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: 7504, 7505
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Synthesis and application of nursing theory, research and evidence-based practice standards in the evaluation and implementation of safe, effective interventions to promote health and prevent illness in elder patients from family- and patient-centered contexts. Evaluation of evidence-based outcomes. prereq: 7504, 7505
NURS 7509 - Assessment and Management of Health Practicum VI: Primary Care for the Family Nurse Practitioner
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Managing health across the lifespan in primary care settings. Health promotion, disease prevention, intervention. Implementing holistic, culturally-sensitive comprehensive, collaborative nursing practice models. Theories, ethical principles, research. prereq: 5200, 5222, 5228, 5229, 6501, 7504, 7505, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 7507, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 7508