College of Health and Human Services2012-2013

Nursing

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner, Graduate Certificate

This graduate certificate prepares you to deliver primary care to under-served rural populations. The Post-Master's Certificate Program is a certificate program for nurses with a master's degree in Nursing who are seeking Nurse Practitioner certification in Arizona and/or nationally.

This program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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What Can I Do with a Certificate in Post Master's Family Nurse Practitioner?

Our family nurse practitioner plan prepares you to deliver primary care to underserved rural populations. The Post-Master's Certificate Program is a certificate program for nurses with a Master's Degree in Nursing who are seeking Nurse Practitioner certification in Arizona and nationally.


University Requirements

  • Graduate certificate programs require a minimum of 12 credit hours. Many certificate programs require more than 12 credit hours.

    No more than one 400-level NAU course (3 or 4 units) may be used on a certificate program.

    No more than 25% of the units required for the certificate program may be transferred from another university.

    A 400-level course (undergraduate course) completed at another university is not eligible for transfer credit.

    A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be achieved to obtain a graduate certificate. No more than three units of coursework with a grade of "C" may be used in a certificate program.

    A graduate student may pursue a graduate certificate concurrently with a graduate degree. Each graduate degree program must decide which, if any, certificate courses can be counted toward the graduate degree.

    Students who are admitted to a graduate certificate program will be eligible for the official posting of the graduate certificate to their transcripts when all applicable coursework has been successfully completed and approved by the academic unit and the Graduate College.

Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 38
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Required

Details

  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
    • M.S. in Nursing
Certificate Requirements
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
     

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