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Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Online (Post Master's)

As few as 5 courses*

$654 per Credit Hour

5-13 Week Courses

MSN-FNP Online

As few as 5 courses*

$654 per Credit Hour

5-13 Week Courses

About the Program

This UTA accelerated online program is offered to Texas and California residents only.

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 clinical settings such as:

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

We also offer a Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner Online.

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Online 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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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

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

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: 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.

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.

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.

Duration: 11 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Clinical Hours: 180 Hours

Duration: 11 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Clinical Hours: 180 Hours

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.

*varies by program and dependent upon coursework completed

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Admissions

This UTA accelerated online program is offered to Texas and California residents only.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must possess an unencumbered RN license. Two years of clinical RN experience within the last five years is required
  • 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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Costs

Affordability You Can Count On at UTA

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course* Per Program
Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate $654 $1,962 Varies

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

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

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

Tuition Guarantee

The tuition deadline is the Friday (by 11:59 PM CT) before the course begins. If tuition is not paid before the deadline, you will be dropped from your course(s).

For more information about registration and tuition deadlines, please visit Registration and Payment information for Accelerated Online Programs.

If you plan to use the UTA website to make payment, please note that it may be down for maintenance at any time. You may also contact Student Accounts at 817.272.2172 for additional information regarding payment.

Fees

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

Application Fees

A non-refundable fee as indicated below is required:

  • US Citizen and US Resident Alien Applicants with NO foreign college or university course work: $40
  • US Citizen and US Resident Alien Applicants WITH foreign college or university course work: $90
  • H1B International Applicants: $90

Reactivation Fees

To read the Reactivation/Readmission policy, visit the Admission Requirements.

Payment Options

  • Pay by term
  • Financial aid is not available

Refund Policy

Students wishing to drop a course and maintain no financial responsibility must do so by 11:59 PM CT before the first class day. The official class day begins at 12:00 AM CT.

The refund policy for sessions of five weeks or less is as follows:

  • Before the first class day: 100 percent.
  • First class day: 80 percent.
  • Second class day: 50 percent.
  • After the second class day: No refunds.

The refund policy for sessions greater than five weeks but less than 10 weeks is as follows:

  • Before the first class day: 100 percent.
  • First class day through the third class day: 80 percent.
  • Fourth day through the sixth class day: 50 percent.
  • After the sixth day: No refunds.

The refund policy for sessions 10 weeks or greater is as follows:

  • Before the first class day: 100 percent.
  • First class day through the fifth class day: 80 percent.
  • Sixth day through the tenth class day: 70 percent.
  • Eleventh day through the fifteenth class day: 50 percent.
  • Sixteenth day through the twentieth class day: 25 percent.
  • After the twentieth day: No refunds.

The Academic Calendar indicates the deadlines to drop a course with a "W."

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