Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Post Master's) Online

Designed for MSN-prepared nurses whose goal is to become a Family Nurse Practitioner, this accelerated certificate program imparts the skills and insights needed to deliver advanced primary care to patients of all ages.

Apply by: 3/1/24
Start class: 4/1/24
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Program Overview

Consider the UTA FNP Certification online program

Expand your nursing practice and help patients across the entire life span achieve optimal health with the 100% online Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate from The University of Texas at Arlington. Upon completion of this program, MSN-prepared nurses can become board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

This post-graduate program is individually created based on a gap analysis of each student's MSN transcript and experience and is taught by the same faculty who teach on campus. Learn how to use research and theoretical principles in the management and quality improvement of healthcare delivery and clinical outcomes in Family Nurse Practitioner practice.

Gain the knowledge and training you need to expand your practice to a wide range of clinical settings. Graduates of the UTA FNP Certification online program will be able to:

  • Assume responsibility as a family nurse practitioner to provide healthcare in the areas of health promotion, disease prevention, and/or clinical management to patients and families in a variety of settings
  • Develop collaborative relationships with other healthcare providers to focus on economic, psychosocial, cultural and environmental factors in the quality improvement of healthcare delivery for varied populations
  • Use research and theoretical principles in the management and quality improvement of healthcare delivery and clinical outcomes in family nurse practitioner practice

The Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate can lead to expanded patient care and management roles clinical settings such as:

  • Primary Patient Care/Ambulatory Clinics
  • Urgent Care Clinics
  • Health Departments
  • Primary Patient Care/Ambulatory Clinics
  • Urgent Care Clinics
  • Health Departments

Clinical Requirements

The clinical requirements included in the Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program at UTA are intended to provide students with experiential learning opportunities to enable them to transition successfully into the role of the nurse practitioner. An essential part of each clinical experience is active, hands-on practice, guided by a licensed preceptor with expertise in their advanced nursing practice specialty.

Clinical placement at The University of Texas at Arlington in the graduate nursing department is a collaborative process with each student. Students are asked to locate a preceptor which is aligned with their program requirements; however, the Graduate Nursing Department will provide assistance with clinical placement when a student is experiencing difficulty. Clinical placement policies are available in the Graduate Nursing clinical management system, Exxat, and are available to all students upon admission.

The clinical requirements included in the Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program at UTA are intended to provide students with experiential learning opportunities to enable them to transition successfully into the role of the nurse practitioner. An essential part of each clinical experience is active, hands-on practice, guided by a licensed preceptor with expertise in their advanced nursing practice specialty.

Clinical placement at The University of Texas at Arlington in the graduate nursing department is a collaborative process with each student. Students are asked to locate a preceptor which is aligned with their program requirements; however, the Graduate Nursing Department will provide assistance with clinical placement when a student is experiencing difficulty. Clinical placement policies are available in the Graduate Nursing clinical management system, Exxat, and are available to all students upon admission.

State Authorization

Residents of certain states may not be eligible to enroll in all UTA accelerated online programs. See program map for details. Currently enrolled students who reside in ineligible states will need approval to continue uninterrupted in their programs in accordance with applicable state laws. Approval is not guaranteed.

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Per Credit Hour $654
Duration As few as 5 courses

Accreditation

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The baccalaureate, master's and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree programs and the post-graduate APRN certificate program in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at The University of Texas at Arlington are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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Tuition

Pay for your online program by the course

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing students with a quality, affordable education. That's why this online program offers pay-by-the course options.

To determine the cost of additional course materials required, check with the UTA Bookstore.

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Tuition breakdown:

Per Course $1,962*
Per Credit Hour $654

Calendar

Know when to apply, when classes start, when tuition is due

The Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate online program offers multiple start dates to accommodate your professional and personal schedule.

8-week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment Due
Spring II2/19/241/19/241/19/242/14/242/16/24
Spring III4/1/243/1/243/1/243/27/243/29/24
Summer I5/20/244/19/244/19/245/15/245/17/24
Summer II7/1/245/31/245/31/246/26/246/28/24
Fall I8/19/247/19/247/19/248/14/248/16/24
Fall II9/30/248/30/248/30/249/25/249/27/24
Fall III11/4/2410/4/2410/4/2410/30/2411/1/24

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 3/1/24
Class Starts 4/1/24

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Admissions

Learn what you need to know about the online FNP Certification program before applying

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation admission process is the first step toward changing your life and enriching the lives of others. Familiarize yourself with these admission requirements, along with information on required documentation.

Admission Requirements

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts
  • Active RN license

Online Admission Requirements

  • An unencumbered RN license
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Master of Science in Nursing from a CCNE- or ACEN-accredited program and a regionally accredited school
  • Undergraduate (basic) statistics course with a minimum grade of "C"
  • International students:
    • Must have a TSE score of 40 or higher. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam is required if the applicant's native or first language is not English and if he or she does not hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution. TOEFL score requirement: minimum of 550 on paper-based test, 213 on computer-based test, or 79 on the internet-based test, plus achieve the following minimum scores for subtests: Writing, 22; Speaking, 21; Reading, 20; and Listening, 16; or IELTS minimum score of 7.0.

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Courses

Gain the knowledge you need in these online nursing courses

This Family Nurse Practitioner online program is individually created based on a gap analysis of each student's MSN transcript and experience. A gap analysis is a process that evaluates your current academic career versus what you need to be eligible for certification in your new area of study. As few as five courses are required, but depending upon the gap analysis, you may need to take more courses. Some courses listed may be waived based on the gap analysis.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A critical examination of the philosophical and theoretical bases for nursing science.
Duration: 11 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on developing an advanced knowledge base of pathophysiology. Principles of biochemistry, molecular biology and nutrition are applied to disease processes. Clinical Hours: 0 hours
Duration: 11 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of clinical pharmacological therapeutics for advanced nursing practice.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Apply theoretical foundations and clinical skills in comprehensive health assessment across the lifespan.
Duration: 3 weeks
Credit Hours: 1
Conduct comprehensive health assessment in the adult-gerontology population.
Duration: 3 weeks
Credit Hours: 1
Conduct comprehensive health assessment in the pediatric population.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theory and application of the multiple roles of the advanced practice nurse within the healthcare system.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on integration of theoretical and empirical principles of nursing research to generate evidence for nursing practice.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on preparation to implement evidence-based change in practice.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Focuses on advanced concepts and knowledge for nurse practitioner primary care management of designated acute, chronic and complex health problems of individuals and families across the lifespan. Particular emphasis will be on pediatric wellness, women’s health, men’s health, and geriatrics concepts and conditions.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Focuses on advanced concepts and knowledge for nurse practitioner primary care management of designated acute, chronic and complex health problems of individuals and families across the lifespan. Particular emphasis will be on renal, neurological, infectious disease, cardiac, vascular, ophthalmology, and hematology concepts and conditions.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Focuses on advanced concepts and knowledge for nurse practitioner primary care management of designated acute, chronic and complex health problems of individuals and families across the lifespan. Particular emphasis will be on adult wellness, psychiatric, cardiometabolic, and ENT/Respiratory concepts and conditions.
Duration: 11 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Clinical Hours: 180 Hours
Duration: 11 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Clinical Hours: 180 Hours
Duration: 13 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 6
Clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge, skills and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice. Clinical Hours: 360 Hours

Additional Information

To see which courses are going to be offered on each start date, download the course schedule.

*Per-course tuition based on 3 credit-hour courses.

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