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Post Masters Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program
Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
As an experienced RN with a master’s degree, you’ve already made the connection between quality care and higher education. Now, you’re looking to expand your knowledge and influence through additional, focused learning.
Our Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program can help you achieve those goals. Available to residents of Arizona and California, this program seeks to develop your leadership skills in advanced practice nursing. You’ll also work to refine your assessment and client management expertise in order to attain a level of professional competency to practice more independently. Upon completion of this program, you’ll be eligible to sit for the National Family Nurse Practitioner Certification exam.
What you'll learn
The Family Nurse Practitioner Post Masters Certificate is designed to develop and enhance the knowledge and skills of registered nurses. It is also designed for those nurses who want to pursue more advanced positions in today's challenging health care environment. The program blends nursing theory with advanced practice concepts necessary to successfully work within the structure, culture, and mission of any size health care organization or educational setting. This program allows a Masters of Nursing prepared nurse to complete a nurse to complete a nurse practitioner program and apply for state licensure. The Family Nurse Practitioner Post Masters Certificate curriculum consists of 41 credits.
This program educationally prepares nurses for advanced practice to function in leadership roles in practice and educational settings and emphasizes comprehensive, preventative care in addition to treatment. Graduates are eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Family Nurse Practitioner — Board Certified (FNP-BC) credential or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Family Nurse Practitioner — Certified (FNP-C) credential.
Make an informed choice
We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.View the Post Masters Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program gainful employment disclosures.
How to afford your degree
Find out how you may be able to lower your out-of pocket expenses and what options may be available to help you fund your education.
The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
The curriculum of the Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate consists of 41 credit hours.
You can count on a full range of resources
Even if you’re enrolling in one of our many certificate programs, you’ll still enjoy the same broad array of services and resources as our degree students. Throughout your educational journey, your personal representatives are there for you – ensuring you’re in class and getting the most out of it. And Technical Support is available 24/7 (except major holidays) for any concerns or questions you might have about your Student Website.
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From finding the right college to finding time for your other work and family responsibilities - we know you have a lot on your mind. That's why we offer the tools you need to better understand your financial commitment and the Finance Advisors who can help you understand your options.
How much will it cost?
Knowing your cost commitment up-front can help you successfully plan for your degree program.
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Fees may be non-refundable. Students pay tuition on a course-by-course basis. All tuition and fees of the University are subject to change.
Prior Learning Assessment
Learn about how you can fulfill some credit requirements from prior experience, professional training, licenses, certificates and transcripts from previously attended colleges and institutions.
Federal Financial Aid Plan
Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.
Under the Third-Party Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills an approved employer for a student's tuition. To find out if your company supports direct bill, speak to your human resources department or one of our advisors.
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How can I use my Military benefits?
Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
The Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program
With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.
Montgomery GI Bill
Post 9/11 GI Bill
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
Active Duty Spouse Benefits
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
Benefits of this degree program
Learn from nurse leaders with advanced degrees and relevant nursing experience.
Every class is taught by a master's- or doctoral-prepared nursing professional. Our more than 800 faculty members average more than 5 years of teaching experience and 14 years of professional experience — many of them in roles such as Director of Nursing, Chief Nursing Officer and nurse educator.
Experience the unparalleled ways we empower you to succeed.
Our intimate class sizes in the School of Nursing average 14 students, allowing for dynamic, personal interaction with your classmates and instructors. To us, you’re more than just a face in a crowded lecture hall.
Find the academic and life resources you need to succeed.
You can find academic support through the Center for Mathematics Excellence, the Center for Writing Excellence and our University Library, which features 30,000 full-text books, 44,000 journals and more than 250 individual information repositories. You can also find life and career coaching, financial advice, daily living and counseling resources through our Life Resource Center.
One of the nation's largest Nursing schools
For more than 30 years, our School of Nursing has been a leader in nursing education.
A real-world education
Our curricula — taught by faculty members who are MSN-prepared nurses — emphasize evidence-based practice, critical-thinking skills and leadership development.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.