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Family Nurse Practitioner (C)

The Post Graduate Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner, at South University, Online is a 38-credit hour program designed for individuals who hold a master’s degree in nursing that has prepared them for practice in another advanced role or in an advanced nursing specialty. The certificate program provides students the knowledge and decision making skills to provide direct advanced practice nursing health care services to individuals across the life span. Post-master’s nursing degree students must successfully complete graduate didactic and clinical requirements of the master’s specialization and are expected to master the same outcome competencies as master’s students pursing the specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner, including the master’s core competencies and the specialization competencies. Courses may be waived if the individual’s master’s degree in nursing transcript indicates that s/he has successfully completed the required course or its equivalent. Waivers and exceptions will be determined for individual students through a gap analysis as determined by the Program Director or College Dean. Post Graduate Certificates (PGC) The Post Graduate Certificate programs are designed for individuals who hold a master’s degree in nursing that has prepared them for practice in another advanced role or in an advanced nursing specialty.

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