Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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This program is for Master's- Prepared Advanced practice nurses who hold current national certification in a clinical specialty area who wish to obtain the coursework needed to sit for certification in another nursing advanced practice speciality. The SON currently offers a post-MSN graduate certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner. The Post-Master's graduate requires a minimum of 500 clinical hours. Please note that the clinical hours are required for national certification and cannot be waived or negotiated. Upon completion graduate is eligible to take the national certification exam.

College: Health and Social Services
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Program Credits: 18
Program Length: 1 year (3 semesters)
Cost Per Credit Hour: $411.50
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250

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OccupationsSalary Range
Registered Nurses$60,520 - $105,640
Acute Care Nurses$60,520 - $105,640
Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses$60,520 - $105,640
Critical Care Nurses$60,520 - $105,640
Clinical Nurse Specialists$60,520 - $105,640
Contact Information
Name:Karen Pech
Title:Graduate Advisor
Phone: 575 646-7770