Family Nurse Practitioner

Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate program enables a nurse who already holds a master's degree in nursing to be prepared as a specialist in the delivery of primary care services to individuals and families in a wide variety of settings. The program emphasizes health promotion and wellness as well as the management of common and complex health problems. Graduates are eligible to take the family nurse practitioner certification exam.

Students admitted as post-master's certificate students will meet with the FNP program director prior to enrollment to develop an individualized plan of study. The individualized plan of study will vary in total number of credits, depending on the student's previous graduate-level coursework in nursing and its recency. The student's previous master's study will be evaluated for successful completion of courses and/or content equivalent to the Saint Xavier University MSN courses listed in the program requirements of the Academic Catalog.