Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Summer start only)
The online Post Master’s Certificate Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner Clinical Specialty prepares advanced practice nurses to function as Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioners. This program can be completed on a full-time (6 credits) or part-time basis. A graduate of the program is eligible for certification and licensure as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP). Students need not be Pennsylvania residents or intend to work in Pennsylvania to enroll in the program. Graduates are eligible to take either the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification examination.
After being accepted for admission to the Post Master’s Certificate Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner Program, each student is assigned a faculty mentor who will assist the student in completion of a Program Plan. To complete this program, students must complete 21 credits of Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner course work in addition to core and MSN clinical requirements. Students have up to five years to complete the program.
Although this program is offered online, students are required to come to campus in the second and third year. The required campus visits are in November.
This program is based upon and consistent with the mission, purposes, and philosophy of Duquesne University and its undergraduate nursing program. The Duquesne faculty is committed to nurturing a flexible and creative scholarly environment that encourages students to participate actively in scientific inquiry and research.
Mandatory On-campus Visits
The School of Nursing requires three campus visits for all Post-Masters Certificate Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner (FNP) students. These visits are a required component of the online FNP program and have been put in place to maintain the integrity and high quality of our online FNP program. If you are in the military, please contact us; otherwise please note that there are no exceptions to these required campus visits.
On campus attendance is mandatory for:
- Orientation in May for new MSN students admitted for the summer or fall semester
- For students enrolled in GPNG 528 Physical Assessment and Differential Diagnosis for APNs course in November
- For students enrolled in GNFN 511 Foundations of Family and Individual Care II course in November