Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Post-Doctoral Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Admission Requirements

Academic History

  1. Doctoral degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution with a nationally accredited nursing program
  2. Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  3. Applicants must have completed three separate graduate-level courses in Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Health Assessment, and Advanced Pathophysiology. A grade of “B” or higher must be earned in each course in order to meet requirements. Applicants who have not completed these courses prior to admission may integrate them into their course rotation during the first year of enrollment. The requirements include NURS 752 Pathophysiology, NURS 754 Pharmacology, and NURS 756 Health Assessment. 

Licensure and Experience

  1. Current, unrestricted licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the United States
  2. Updated résumé or curriculum vitae
  3. Two years of active RN practice with a minimum of 1,100 hours per year. Active RN experience must have taken place within the past three years with a Statement of Description of Work Experience
  4. Three completed professional references submitted on “Graduate Study Reference” Forms. References may be from past or current professors, supervisors, or professional colleagues. The references should attest to your potential for success in the DNP program, including preparation, initiative, aptitude, and commitment to the profession.
  5. Current, official, satisfactory Criminal Background Check results from the current state of residence any another state lived in during the past ten years 

The most highly-qualified applicants will be invited to participate in interviews with the Hunt School of Nursing Admissions Committee. Applicant folders must be complete for consideration.

Core Module for Students Admitted Fall 2019 and After (40 hours)

NURS 750Advanced Practice Roles

3

NURS 758Financial Management for APRNs

3

NURS 760Primary Care Management I (Common and Acute)

3

NURS 761Primary Care Management Practicum I

3

NURS 762Primary Care Management II (Reproductive)

3

NURS 763Primary Care Management Practicum II

3

NURS 764Primary Care Diagnostics and Procedures

1

NURS 765Primary Care Management III (Chronic and Complex)

3

NURS 766Primary Care Management Practicum III

3

NURS 767Primary Care Management IV (Pediatrics)

3

NURS 768Primary Care Management Practicum IV

3

NURS 769Primary Care Management Clinical Immersion

4

NURS 770Transition into Practice

1

NURS 800Interprofessional Collaboration Practicum - APRN

1

NURS 802Human Flourishing and Health Promotion

3

As-needed Courses

NURS 818Special Topics in Doctoral Nursing Studies

1-3

NURS 858DNP Project Continuation

3

Total Credit Hours: 40