Graduate Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner (Post-Master’s)

Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Director: Dr. Diana Stotts
College of Health Professions
Program website





Program Overview:
The Post-Master’s Graduate Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner (post-master’s) requires 29 hours of course credit. The purpose of the Certificate is to prepare nurses who have MSN degrees as family nurse practitioners.

Program Highlights:

  • Graduates of this program are eligible to take the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center Certification Examination.

Gainful Employment Program Disclosure

  • Student pursuing the post-graduate certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner are eligible for federal financial aid providing they takes at least 4.5 hours (1/2 time enrollment) in a semester.
  • Under the Code of Federal Regulations 668.6B, the following information is provided to prospective students seeking only the certificate (not simultaneously with a degree) to help them make informed decisions about this program, which does not lead to a degree. NOTE: Standard Occupational Classification (“SOC”) codes are issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor. The SOC is linked to the occupational profile on O*NET, the nation’s primary source of occupational information.
Intended Occupation for Certificate Holders Standard Occupation Code
Nurse Practitioners 29-1199.03

Standard Time to Completion: 3-4semesters

Cost of books and supplies (estimate): $500

Information about Students who have Completed the Certificate-Only Program in the Most Recent Full Year (Fall 2010-Summer 2011):

  • Number of certificate-only students enrolled: 9
  • Number of certificate-only students completing: 4
  • On-Time Completion Rate: data not available
  • Job Placement Rate: data not available
  • Median Loan Debt: data not available

Certificate Application Essentials

How to apply:

  • Prospective certificate-only students should apply for admission to Marshall University as a Certificate/Professional Development student and select the Family Nurse Practitioner (post-master’s) Certificate on the application form.
  • Applicants should follow the admissions process described in the Graduate Catalog, or at the Graduate Admissions website.
    Submit a separate application to the MSN program: MSN application
  • Master of Science in Nursing from an NLNAC- or CCNE-accredited program. Applicants who are graduates of programs outside the NLNAC jurisdiction will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  • Evidence of a current unencumbered license as a registered nurse in a U.S. jurisdiction.
  • Verification form is included in the MSN application package.

Deadline for Application: October 1 (Spring semester); April 1 (Fall Semester)