Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
Four-semester part-time hybrid program
This post-professional certificate program prepares graduates with specialization as a family nurse practitioner. The program is an option for advanced practice registered nurses with a M.S. or D.N.P. Graduates earn a family nurse practitioner post-professional certificate and are eligible to apply for certification with a national certifying agency.
- Expand your practice abilities and advance your career with a low-cost and time-efficient certificate
- Sit for the national certification exam without earning a separate degree
In the post-professional certificate program, students will expand their scope of practice and develop new skills and knowledge to independently assess, diagnose and provide treatment in a new specialty. The family nurse practitioner concentration prepares graduates to provide primary care services including wellness/preventative, episodic and chronic care to children, adolescents, adults, pregnant and postpartum women, and older adults across the lifespan and across the continuum of care. Through your coursework and practicum experiences, you will develop advanced clinical skills that will prepare you for success in your future career as a FNP.
|June 1, 2024
|October 15, 2024
Complete the NursingCAS application ($80 fee) and the VCU supplemental information application ($70 fee).
Submit the following materials with your application through NursingCAS, including:
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Review the functional and technical standards required for participation in the academic programs of the School of Nursing.
Prospective students with a conviction showing on their criminal history record may not be eligible to participate in clinical experiences at selected sites. This may impact the student’s ability to successfully complete program requirements. Applicants with a criminal history record are advised to review eligibility and licensure requirements for states in which they may seek employment (see Virginia eligibility requirements).
Use the following links to understand what your attendance costs will be and how aid and scholarships can help make your degree affordable.
Students who graduate with the minimum of a bachelor’s degree from the VCU School of Nursing are guaranteed admission to any VCU nursing graduate program provided they meet the requirements for admission and there is program space availability. Contact VCU_Nurse@vcu.edu for more info.