Family Nurse Practitioner (Graduate Certificate)

https://chhs.unh.edu/nursing/post-masters-fnp-certificate-program

The Department of Nursing offers the Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program for students who completed a master of science degree in nursing. The certificate of advanced practice is designed for those individuals with a master's degree in nursing who wish to expand their practice into the role of a family nurse practitioner. The PM-FNP specialty area prepares nurses to provide comprehensive care that includes health promotion, maintenance and restoration for persons across the life span.

Depending on educational background and previous coursework in master's program, students accepted into the PM-FNP certificate program are required to take as few as three and as many as 12 courses or 12-39 credits. Successful completion of the required curriculum qualifies the RN to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination.

Students enrolled in the Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program must maintain continuous enrollment by registering for course work or GRAD 800, Continuing Enrollment, to remain active through program completion.

Certificate Requirements

NURS 810Families in Health and Illness3
NURS 907Advanced Pharmacology3
NURS 908Advanced Pathophysiology3
NURS 909Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning3
NURS 925Health Care Systems and Leadership3
NURS 935Primary Care of Families I3
NURS 936Practicum in the Primary Care Families I3
NURS 937Primary Care of Families II3
NURS 938Practicum in the Primary Care of Families II3
NURS 939Seminar and Practicum in the Primary Care of Families III6
NURS 944Population Health Promotion and Risk Reduction3
NURS 963Advanced Clinical Epidemiology3
Applicant must submit course description for any course taken in previous graduate program they wish to have reviewed for equivalency.
Total Credits39

Capstone Experience for All Master's and Post­-Master's Nursing Tracks

For clinical nurse leader (CNL), the capstone course, NURS 958 Clinical Nurse Leader Capstone, requires students to complete 200 clinical hours plus a scholarly project, which synthesizes advanced practice knowledge and skills to address substantive nursing practice issues. For evidenced-based nursing (EBN), the capstone course, NURS 956 Capstone Project Seminar, requires students to complete a scholarly project.

CNL and FNP students may elect to complete NURS 899 Master's Thesis (6 credits). EBN students may elect to complete a thesis and register for 6 credits of NURS 899 Master's Thesis as the capstone in place of NURS 956 Capstone Project Seminar. If a student opts to do a thesis, the student should discuss this option with a faculty adviser early in the program of study.

For family nurse practitioner (FNP and PM-FNP), the capstone course, NURS 939 Seminar and Practicum in the Primary Care of Families III, is the final integrated clinical practicum.

For post­-master's psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PM-PMHNP), the capstone course, NURS 985 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum II, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum II, is the final integrated clinical practicum.