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Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate
Indiana State University offers the Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate to registered nurses holding a master's degree who desire to continue their education and expand their skillset and certificate base as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
- The Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate is a 27-credit-hour program.
- All courses are offered online.
- Clinical placements will be arranged by the student in the state(s) they are licensed.
- On-campus visits are not required.
- The program can be completed in approximately 16 months.
- Upon successful completion of program requirements, a certificate is awarded and students are eligible to apply for American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) certification.
All courses are offered online. On-campus visits are not required. High-speed Internet access is required.[ list all ]
For admission requirements, visit Advanced Practice Nursing.
The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
The Graduate Nursing Program (renamed the Department of Advanced Practice Nursing in 2008) at Indiana State University admitted its first students in 1986. It has maintained continuous accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) since 1989.
For application instructions and deadlines, visit Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner.
Fees & Expenses:
Nursing students pay the same University fees as other students, including online education delivery fees. Other expenses specific to the program include books, supplies/equipment, name pin, special test fees, and a clinical/program fee attached to designated courses. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from clinical and practicum experiences.
Financial Aid & Assistance:
Graduate students may be eligible for federal student loans if they are admitted into graduate degrees (or first-time teacher certification programs) and meet other eligibility requirements. Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Private alternative loans can help students pay college expenses that may not be covered by federal loan programs or other financial aid. For more information, visit financial aid.
Further Information:Department of Advanced Practice Nursing
Indiana State University
Landsbaum Center, Room 222
1-888-293-4842, option 3
For more information, complete the Nursing Program's request for information form.
Indiana State Online Students Residing Outside of Indiana: Each of the states has its own approval processes for out-of-state institutions offering online degrees. While Indiana State University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all ISU online programs may not be available in all states. Currently, online programs are not offered in the state of Massachusetts. To check the status of programs available in a particular state, visit program availability.
Note: Graduate nursing programs at Indiana State University are not available to residents of Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and New York, or international students.
The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.