Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

The program prepares advanced practice nurses to add expertise in the role of Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), a clinician who provides primary care in collaboration with other professionals to support health care for individuals, families, and communities. Students acquire knowledge, skills, and competencies for FNP practice, to manage primary health care needs of clients and families throughout the life span. The certificate courses include primary care theory courses, practice-focused clinical courses, and an intensive preceptorship experience. Courses are offered online and on the KU Medical Center campus, with precepted experiences in various community-based settings.

Required didactic courses are offered online. Practicum courses NRSG 916NRSG 917,  and NRSG 918  require visits to the KU Medical Center campus several times during each semester for Clinical Intensive workshops and Standardized Patient exams.