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Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Graduate Certificate in Nursing

Explore the Post-Master's Graduate Certificate in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner at NMSU Global Campus

Have you already earned your master’s degree in nursing? Want to go further or specialize in your nursing career? Earning a Family Nurse Practitioner post-master’s certificate at NMSU Global Campus might be the right next career move for you.

This 100% online coursework graduate certification program from NMSU Global Campus is a flexible, affordable way to build on your professional knowledge and move into other clinical specialties. Boost your value in the nursing field and learn to provide high-quality care for a wider range of patients.

Importantly, our curriculum is designed with an understanding of the broadness of the nursing profession and the specialization that it takes to pivot your career in this field.

That is why New Mexico State University's School of Nursing faculty are hard workers, supporting our students with beneficial options to help you expand on your nursing career and practice.

Program Highlights and Learning Outcomes

Students in this NMSU Global Campus program are Master's-prepared advanced practice nurses who currently hold national certification in a clinical specialty area. By continuing their education, these accomplished nurses complete the coursework needed to sit for certification in another nursing advanced practice speciality.

100% Online Coursework + On-Site Clinical Hours

In addition to your online coursework, the School of Nursing's post-MSN graduate certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner requires a minimum of 500 clinical hours of working alongside professional nurses and doctors on site.

Please note: The 500 clinical hours are required for your national certification; they cannot be waived or negotiated.

Upon completion of this Family Nurse Practitioner post-master’s graduate certificate, our NMSU Global Campus students become eligible to take the national certification exam.

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Career Pathways

Job prospects for graduate certificate holders in this NMSU Global Campus post-master's program may vary by your area of nursing specialization. Here is a sampling of potential paths that may interest you:

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Emergency Nurse Practitioner (FNP/ENP)
  • Emergency Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate for Family Nurse Practitioners
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: Acute Care
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: Primary Care
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Lifespan)
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

NMSU Global Campus also offers a 100% online coursework Post-Masters Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practitioner.


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