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Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Online (Post Master's)

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Program Overview

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).

Why Choose UTA Online:

icon $654 Per Credit Hour
icon As few as 5 courses* Program Duration
icon $654 Per Credit Hour
icon As few as 5 courses* Program Duration

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 may continue in their program without interruption.

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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 clinical settings such as:

  • Primary patient care/ambulatory clinics
  • Urgent care clinics
  • Health departments

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Tuition

Our goal is for our students to earn a high-quality degree that will help them improve their career and income, without taking on large financial debt.

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

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Anticipated Course Materials**

Equipment Approximate Cost Course
Webcam 1080p Varies $20-$100 Required for all courses
Tripod Varies $5-$10 Required for all courses
Assessment Kit $49.95 N5418 – Advanced Assessment
Otoscope/Ophthalmoscope Rental $155.00 N5418 – Advanced Assessment
Suture Kit $112.50 N5313 – Clinical Skills

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Additional Tuition Information

All degrees are subject to application fees and graduation fees. Additional fees may apply.

For more information regarding your application fee and tuition, including our Tuition Guarantee, Refund, Cancellation for Non-Payment and/or Reactivation/Readmission policies, please visit our Tuition Policy page.

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Calendar

Our Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate online program offers multiple start dates to accommodate your working schedule and busy lifestyle.

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Course Start Application Deadline All Supporting Documents Due Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Session
1/14/2019 12/14/2018 12/14/2018 1/9/2019 1/11/2019 Spring
2/25/2019 1/25/2019 1/25/2019 2/20/2019 2/22/2019 Spring
4/8/2019 3/8/2019 3/8/2019 4/3/2019 4/5/2019 Spring
5/20/2019 4/19/2019 4/19/2019 5/15/2019 5/17/2019 Summer
7/1/2019 5/31/2019 5/31/2019 6/26/2019 6/28/2019 Summer
8/12/2019 7/12/2019 7/12/2019 8/7/2019 8/9/2019 Fall
9/23/2019 8/23/2019 8/23/2019 9/18/2019 9/20/2019 Fall
11/4/2019 10/4/2019 10/4/2019 10/30/2019 11/1/2019 Fall

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Admissions

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

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  • An unencumbered RN license
  • Two years of experience as a registered nurse
  • Must be a Texas or California resident
  • GRE not required for students with a 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"
  • Probationary admission: GRE required for applicants with a 2.8-2.99 GPA with minimum score of 149 on the verbal section, 141 on the quantitative section, or 3.5 on the analytical writing section (best 2 of 3 sections)
  • International students:
    • Must have two years clinical experience in a U.S. (or equivalent) healthcare system
    • 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

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.

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NURS 5327: Exploration of Science and Theories for Nursing

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

A critical examination of the philosophical and theoretical bases for nursing science.

NURS 5315: Advanced Pathophysiology

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

NURS 5334: Advanced Pharmacology

Duration: 11 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Study of clinical pharmacological therapeutics for advanced nursing practice.

NURS 5220: Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2

Apply theoretical foundations and clinical skills in comprehensive health assessment across the lifespan.

NURS 5120: Adult-Gerontology Assessment Lab

Duration: 3 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 1

Conduct comprehensive health assessment in the adult-gerontology population.

NURS 5130: Pediatric Assessment Lab

Duration: 3 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 1

Conduct comprehensive health assessment in the pediatric population.

NURS 5313: Clinical Procedures for Advanced Practice Nurses

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

A theory and clinical procedures course designed for the Advanced Practice Nurse to acquire skills and procedures in the clinical management of selected patients.

NURS 5350: Role of the Nurse in Advanced Practice

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Theory and application of the multiple roles of the advanced practice nurse within the healthcare system.

NURS 5366: Principles of Research in Nursing

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.

NURS 5367: Evidence-Based Practice

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on preparation to implement evidence-based change in practice.

NURS 5333: FNP I

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

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.

NURS 5335: FNP II

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

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.

NURS 5336: FNP III

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

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.

NURS 5337: Clinical Practice I

Duration: 11 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Clinical Hours: 180 Hours

NURS 5338: Clinical Practice II

Duration: 11 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Clinical Hours: 180 Hours

NURS 5632: Advanced Clinical Nursing Practicum

Duration: 13 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.

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

**Textbook costs not included. To view textbooks, please visit the UTA Bookstore.

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