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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 14 months Credit Hours: 17 Tuition: $11,914

Overview


Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Online

Broaden your career focus and transition from pediatric care to primary care with a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate online from Northern Kentucky University.

In this accelerated, 100% online certificate program, you will study topics that relate to the primary care of adults, with special focus given to women's health, gynecology, men's health, hematological, immunological and respiratory systems.

Coursework emphasizes topics related to the primary care of adults, including pathophysiology, principles of health promotion, disease prevention, assessment, diagnosis and therapeutic management of common health problems. The curriculum includes interactive courses focused on all aspects of primary care for adolescents and adults, including geriatric patients. You will also study advanced psychopathopharmacological concepts, theories and issues related to psychiatric and mental health disorders and treatments.

Five supervised FNP clinical residency courses are included. Upon completion, you will be eligible to take the FNP certification examination.

In this program, you will:

  • Prepare for your nurse practitioner certification exam and expanded practice opportunities to diagnose and treat patients of all ages
  • Use evidence-based practice to demonstrate advanced levels of clinical judgment, systems thinking, and accountability while implementing change to improve healthcare outcomes
  • Gain an understanding of the management of common illnesses affecting geriatric patients and the pharmacology required to treat
  • Engage in health promotion, problem identification, management of acute and chronic illnesses, integration of advanced assessment, and management of pharmacological and other therapeutic interventions

Courses

In order to earn the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate online, students must complete nine courses comprising 17 credit hours. This includes four core courses and five hours of supervised clinical study. All courses are seven weeks in length. 500 clinical hours will be required to complete the program.

To see the full list of online courses for this program, view courses.

Admissions

The admission process is the first step toward your education goals. We've streamlined the process to make it as quick and easy as possible. Applicants for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate online program must submit official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate coursework from accredited institutions (MSN degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA required), a copy of your current, unencumbered RN license and National NP certification, and 1,000 clinical hours of practice as an RN verified by employer.

To learn more about the admission requirements for this program, view admissions.

Please review the Program Map to determine eligibility of this program in your state.

Tuition

Tuition for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate online degree program is $11,914, which includes all required fees. The graduate application fee is $40. Tuition is the same for students living inside or outside Kentucky and can be paid by the course.

To learn more about the tuition for this program, view tuition.

Calendar

For the convenience of our Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate online students, multiple start dates are offered during the academic calendar year. Students should consider application deadline dates, turn in all of their documents, register, and pay tuition for their desired program start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for this program, view calendar.

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Courses


For the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate online, students must complete nine courses, comprising 17 credit hours. These include five credit hours of supervised clinical study with a total of 500 clinical hours.

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Students must take the following courses:

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Interactive course covering topics related to the primary care of adults, specifically examining the ears, eyes, nose & throat, neurological, psychosocial, dermatological, musculoskeletal, and abdominal systems. Pathophysiology, principles of health promotion and disease prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and therapeutic management of common health problems within these systems will be presented.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Interactive course covering topics related to primary care of adults, specifically examining the renal, women's health & gynecology, fetal development, preconception & prenatal, men's health, hematological, immunological, & respiratory systems. Pathophysiology, principles of health promotion, disease prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and therapeutic management of common health problems within these systems presented.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Interactive course covering topics related to primary care of adults, specifically examining cardiac and endocrine systems, palliative care, minor emergency care, and common laboratory and diagnostic tests. Pathophysiology, principles of health promotion and disease prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and therapeutic management of common health problems within these systems will be presented.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This interactive course focuses on the management of common illnesses affecting and pharmacological management of geriatric patients. Students incorporate principles of health promotion, disease prevention, pathophysiology, and assessment to develop therapeutic management and evaluation strategies for geriatric patients.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

The first in a series of courses comprised of a supervised FNP clinical residency in a variety of primary care settings. Students will engage in health promotion, problem identification, management of acute and chronic illnesses, integration of advanced assessment, and management of pharmacological and other therapeutic interventions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

The second in a series of courses comprised of a supervised NP clinical residency in a variety of primary care settings. Students will engage in health promotion, problem identification, management of acute and chronic illnesses, integration of advanced assessment, and management of pharmacological and other therapeutic interventions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

The third in a series of courses comprised of a supervised NP clinical residency in a variety of primary care settings. Students will engage in health promotion, problem identification, management of acute and chronic illnesses, integration of advanced assessment, and management of pharmacological and other therapeutic interventions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

The fourth in a series of courses comprised of a supervised FNP clinical residency in a variety of primary care settings. Students will engage in health promotion, problem identification, management of acute and chronic illnesses, integration of advanced assessment, and management of pharmacological and other therapeutic interventions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

The fifth in a series of courses comprised of a supervised FNP clinical residency in a variety of primary care settings. Students will engage in health promotion, problem identification, management of acute and chronic illnesses, integration of advanced assessment, and management of pharmacological and other therapeutic interventions.

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Admissions


The admission process is the first step toward earning your degree online. Find out the requirements for Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate online, what additional materials you should send, and where you need to send them.

Pedi NP to FNP Cert Online Requirements

  • Completed application for graduate admission
  • $40 application fee paid
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate academic work
  • Valid RN license and national NP certification
  • Master of Science in Nursing degree from an ACEN, CCNE, or CNEA accredited program of nursing
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA in MSN graduate coursework
  • 1,000 hours of work experience. Verification form, click here.

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

NKU Office of Graduate Education
302 Lucas Administrative Center
Highland Heights, KY 41099

Or email documentation to graduate@nku.edu

Have a question? Call us at 800-985-7215 800-985-7215.

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Tuition


The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate online. Tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included in the total tuition cost.

Program Per Credit Hour Required Fees Total With Fees
Pedi NP to FNP $621 $1,357 $11,914

Tuition is subject to change at any time.

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Calendar


For the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Online

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Fall 2 October 16, 2019 October 4, 2019 October 9, 2019 October 12, 2019 October 16, 2019 December 6, 2019
Spring 1 January 13, 2020 January 2, 2020 January 6, 2020 January 9, 2020 January 13, 2020 February 28, 2020
Spring 2 March 16, 2020 March 4, 2020 March 9, 2020 March 12, 2020 March 16, 2020 May 1, 2020
Summer 1 May 11, 2020 April 29, 2020 May 4, 2020 May 7, 2020 May 11, 2020 June 26, 2020
Summer 2 June 29, 2020 June 17, 2020 June 22, 2020 June 25, 2020 June 29, 2020 August 14, 2020
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