Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Master's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Master's
Number of Credits to Completion: 38.0 quarter credits; 720 clinical hours
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 2 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 51.3805
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 29-1171
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The Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner (FNP) online program focuses on the application of advanced-practice nursing knowledge -- including physical, psychosocial, and environmental assessment skills -- to manage common health and illness problems of clients of all ages and their families. This certificate is offered to those individuals who have earned a master's degree in nursing and seek further preparation to become a Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Graduates will be eligible to sit for the AANP's Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination and/or the ANCC's Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination.

The nurse practitioner faculty is committed to quality and excellence in the nurse practitioner (NP) programs. Students meet on campus for mandatory On-Campus Intensive (OCI) learning experiences, simulation, and evaluation. Mandatory on-campus visits are essential to students transitioning into the NP role.

During the On-Campus Intensives, students engage in simulated clinical learning experiences conducted in the College of Nursing and Health Professions' state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary patient simulation lab. These visits provide direct guidance and mentoring from faculty, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with peers.

For more information about this program, visit Drexel's MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs web page.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
Support Courses
NURS 548Advanced Pathophysiology3.0
NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0
NURS 550Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning 4.0
Concentration Courses
NURS 534FNP I: Primary Care of the Emerging Family5.0
NURS 535FNP II: Primary and Episodic Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents5.0
NURS 536FNP III: Primary Care of Adults and Older Adults Across the Adult Age Spectrum I5.0
NURS 537FNP IV: Primary Care of Adults and Older Adults Across the Adult Age Spectrum II5.0
NURS 538FNP V: Integrative Practicum in Family Practice Across the Lifespan4.0
NURS 556Pharmacology for Family Nurse Practitioners3.0
NURS 664Professional Issues for Nurse Practitioners1.0
Total Credits38.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
Term 1Credits
NURS 548Advanced Pathophysiology3.0
NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0
NURS 664Professional Issues for Nurse Practitioners1.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 2
NURS 556Pharmacology for Family Nurse Practitioners3.0
 Term Credits3.0
Term 3
NURS 550Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning 4.0
 Term Credits4.0
Term 4
NURS 534FNP I: Primary Care of the Emerging Family5.0
 Term Credits5.0
Term 5
NURS 535FNP II: Primary and Episodic Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents5.0
 Term Credits5.0
Term 6
NURS 536FNP III: Primary Care of Adults and Older Adults Across the Adult Age Spectrum I5.0
 Term Credits5.0
Term 7
NURS 537FNP IV: Primary Care of Adults and Older Adults Across the Adult Age Spectrum II5.0
 Term Credits5.0
Term 8
NURS 538FNP V: Integrative Practicum in Family Practice Across the Lifespan4.0
 Term Credits4.0
Total Credit: 38.0
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