Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program

Description

photo of an instructor and two nursing studentsThis post-masters certificate as an FNP builds on the student's original master's degree curriculum. For purposes of student eligibility for certification, all FNP required courses must be taken at Wright State University or challenged by either examination or demonstrations of similar course content in the student’s previous masters program.  The coursework is delivered online, (except for 5 campus visits) making the program highly accessible to participants who have complicated work schedules and might not live in proximity to the Dayton campus.  

Admission

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply to this post master's certificate nursing program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

1

Be a master's prepared nurse from a CCNE accredited master's program (official transcript from master's program required)

2

Be a Registered Nurse with an unencumbered license and current professional licensure as APRN (advanced practice registered nurse) in the states where clinical experiences are planned, having a minimum of one year of post master’s clinical nursing experience 

3

Apply to the Wright State Graduate School as a non-degree seeking student.

The application to the Graduate School must contain:

  • A nonrefundable application fee (currently $10)
  • An official transcript reflecting the award of a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Non degree applicants having completed graduate work should also submit official transcripts reflecting that work.)  
5

Submit transcripts with evidence of the following classes with a grade of C or above:

  • Pharmacology
  • Advanced health assessment
  • Advanced life span pathophysiology

Credit hours are variable from 12-19 depending on transcript review.

6

Provide evidence of no criminal history record on file from both a Federal Bureau of Investigation, an Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation and (if applicable) the state in which you reside for background check. Please be aware that background checks may take up to 30 days to process.  It is in your benefit to complete the background check one month prior to the College of Nursing and Health application deadline. Background checks can be done in the Educational Resource Center at 116 Allyn Hall. The results must be sent to Zane Jacks, College of Nursing and Health, 160 UH, Wright State University, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435. Information on the background check can be found here (pdf).

Keep in mind that it takes 2-6 weeks to process an application in the Graduate School. Once all your application materials have been received, you will be contacted to interview with the director.

Download the Graduate Financial Aid Application

Curriculum

Year 1

Summer

NUR 7801 (6 cr hr) - Primary Health Care of Women, Children and Adolescents

Fall

NUR 7802 (5 cr hr) - Primary Care of Adults

Spring

NUR 7803 (6 cr hr) - Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum

Course Descriptions

NUR 7801

Course Title: Primary Health Care of Women, Children and Adolescents
Credit Hours: 6 credit hours
Catalog Description: Provides the nurse practitioner with knowledge and skills needed to deliver primary health care to women, children and adolescents in multiple settings. Emphasizes the application of problem identification and management, health promotion, and client and family counseling. Clinical and supervised lab experiences focus on foundations of nurse practitioner practice, initial role identification and opportunity to apply classroom and core content.

NUR 7802

Course Title: Primary Care of Adults
Credit Hours: 5 credit hours
Catalog Description: Provides the nurse practitioner with knowledge and skills needed to deliver primary health care to young adults, adults, and older adults through senescence in multiple settings. Emphasizes the application of problem identification and management, health promotion, and client & family counseling. Supervised lab and clinical experiences provide the opportunity to apply classroom and core content.

NUR 7803

Course Title: Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum
Credit Hours: 6 credit hours
Catalog Description: Intensive clinical focus provides students the opportunity to apply relevant theories, concepts, and research findings to clinical care. Stresses development of clinical competence required in delivering primary health care.

Contact Information

Program Contact:

Brenda Young, DNP, RN, CNP
Email: brenda.young@wright.edu
Phone: (937) 775-3579
Fax: (937) 775-4571

General Contact Information:

Wright State University
3640 Col. Glenn Highway
Graduate School
344 Student Union
Dayton, OH  45435
(937) 775-2976

College of Nursing and Health
Phone: 
(937) 775-3131
Fax: (937) 775-4571