College of Science and Health > Academics > School of Nursing > Certificate Programs > Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate - Online
The certificate option will allow for licensed registered nurses holding a graduate degree to complete the coursework necessary to sit for certification as a nurse practitioner. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take certification exams provided by either the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP). Those seeking certification in the population specific options offered by the School are able to take an exam through either certifying body.
The population targeted by the program consists of graduates of the entry to practice program at DePaul University as well as other programs in the State of Illinois. Additionally, this program allows any registered nurse with a graduate degree to pursue nurse practitioner training. Alumni have often communicated the desire for nurse practitioner training without immediately pursuing the doctorate. This certificate offering will provide that training, allowing experienced nurses to practice at an advanced level prior to completing the terminal degree.
Students in the Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program must follow the academic standing, probation and dismissal guidelines, among the other guidelines, found in the Program Graduate Academic Student Handbook for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.
Students in the Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program must apply for degree conferral via Campus Connection in advance of their final quarter in the program in order to have their coursework audited for the awarding and delivery of their certificate.
Total Credit Hours: 46
This graduate certificate program is approved as a Gainful Employment Program through the U.S. Department of Education and is, therefore, eligible for Federal Student Aid.
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