Family Nurse Practitioner – Advanced Placement Post Master's Certificate online

Enhance your professional development and prepare to expand your role as a family nurse practitioner.

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Apply by 8/5/24
Start Class 8/26/24

Program Overview

Insight into our online advanced placement FNP certificate program.

$10,013* In-State Tuition
As few as 14 months Program Duration
19 Credit Hours
$10,013* In-State Tuition
As few as 14 months Program Duration
19 Credit Hours

Build on your credentials to provide direct primary care to individuals and families in the Family Nurse Practitioner - Advanced Placement Post Master's Certificate online program from YSU. Designed specifically for practicing nurse practitioners, this post-master's program deepens your education and training while offering real-world applications.

This post master’s FNP program blends online coursework and clinical experiences, including a practicum consisting of 600 hours in a variety of primary care settings. As a graduate, you will be able to provide comprehensive and holistic primary care to a culturally diverse population.

You will study health promotion, health maintenance, and management of common health problems pertaining to children, adolescents, women, adult and older adult and family centered primary care with an emphasis on physical assessment, diagnosis and management of patient care needs.

Have questions or need more information about our online programs?

This online advanced placement FNP certificate program prepares you to work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Private offices/private practices
  • Hospice centers
  • Nurse-managed health centers
  • School clinics
  • Home healthcare
  • Community health centers
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Private offices/private practices
  • Hospice centers
  • Nurse-managed health centers
  • School clinics
  • Home healthcare
  • Community health centers

Have questions or need more information about our online programs?

Tuition

Learn more about YSU's affordable tuition.

YSU is committed to providing an outstanding education that is also affordable. Tuition is structured to give our in-state and out-of-state students the best value and flexibility.

Tuition breakdown:

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$527* Per Credit Hour
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$10,013* Total Tuition

*In-state tuition.

Note: No payment plans are available for accelerated online students.

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
In-State Out-of-State In-State Out-of-State In-State Out-of-State
FNP - Advanced Placement Post Master's Certificate $527 $532 $1,581 $1,596 $10,013 $10,108

Additional Fees

Application: $45 (waived if you are an active/veteran military member)

Technology: $12 per course

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. The first step in applying for financial aid is to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). YSU's Federal School Code is 003145.

Contact Us

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
1 Tressel Way
Meshel Hall, 203
Youngstown, OH 44555

Phone: 330-941-3505
Fax: 330.941.1659
Email: [email protected]

Calendar

Upcoming dates and deadlines for our online FNP certificate program.

At YSU, we offer multiple start dates throughout the year so you never have to wait long to get started on your online degree program. The chart below shows upcoming start dates, along with important deadlines, such as when your application should be submitted and when payments are due.

Next Start & Application Due Dates:

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8/5/24 Next Application Deadline
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8/26/24 Start Classes
First StartsProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Summer 15/13/244/22/244/29/245/8/245/10/246/30/24
Summer 27/1/246/10/246/17/246/26/246/28/248/17/24
Fall 18/26/248/5/248/12/248/21/248/23/2410/13/24
Fall 210/21/249/30/2410/7/2410/16/2410/18/2412/8/24
Spring 11/6/2512/16/2412/23/241/1/251/3/252/16/25
Spring 23/10/252/17/252/24/253/5/253/7/254/20/25

Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from YSU?

Admissions

What you need to know before applying.

The admission process is the first step toward earning your online certificate from Youngstown State University. Find out the program requirements, what additional materials you need and where you should send them. Review the Program Map to determine eligibility of this program in your state.

Resume Icon Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended
Degree Icon MSN-NP degree with 3.0 GPA
Tuition Icon $10,013* In-State Tuition
Clock Icon 1 year of recent critical care experience
Resume Icon Official transcriptsfrom all institutions previously attended
Degree Icon MSN-NP degreewith 3.0 GPA
Tuition Icon $10,013*In-State Tuition
Clock Icon 1 yearof recent practice as a registered nurse
  1. Complete graduate admissions application and pay $45 non-refundable application fee
  2. MSN - NP degree from an accredited program
  3. Regular admission requires a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and verification of work experience
    • Minimum 1 year of recent* practice as a registered nurse by admission start date.
  4. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  5. Verification of a current, unencumbered RN license and expiration date in the state in which the student is licensed and practices and will be completing practicum hours

Clinical Hours and Experience

Applicants will complete a Supplemental Employment Verification form as part of the application process. This is used to verify recent* clinical hours and experience.

* Recent clinical experience is defined as clinical RN work experience within 3 years of first practicum course.

  • Current BLS certification, immunizations, drug screen and criminal background checks are maintained while in the program annually

The YSU online nursing programs must meet the standards of the state(s) in which authority is approved to provide education and may only admit students from those states. Online nursing students must complete the program in the state of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia or Michigan.

Official Transcripts

Official Transcripts must come directly from the institution. These can be sent to electronically via email [email protected] or mailed to the following address:

Youngstown State University
College of Graduate Studies
Coffelt Hall
1 Tressel Way
Youngstown, OH 44555

Transcripts issued directly to a student by an institution can only be accepted if they are in a sealed envelope from the college or university.

Courses

The degree plan for our FNP advanced placement Certificate online classes

To complete the FNP - Advanced Placement Post Master's Certificate online program, you must complete 19 credit hours.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Knowledge, skills and professional behaviors required to provide comprehensive and holistic primary care to a culturally diverse population across the lifespan. Emphasis is on health promotion, health maintenance, and management of common health problems pertaining to children, adolescents, gynecological, reproductive and family centered primary care with an emphasis on physical assessment findings for determining and planning of patient care needs.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Knowledge, advanced skills and professional behaviors required to provide comprehensive and holistic care to a culturally diverse population across the lifespan. Emphasis is on health promotion, illness prevention, disease detection, and identification and management of health problems. Focus is on clinical manifestations of and patient response to particular acute and chronic health problems (e.g. cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine, etc.) with emphasis on diagnosing and planning of patient care needs, health promotion and health maintenance.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Knowledge, advanced skills and professional behaviors) required to provide comprehensive and holistic care to a culturally diverse population across the lifespan. Emphasis is on health promotion, illness prevention, disease detection, and identification and management of health problems. Focus is on clinical manifestations of and patient response to particular acute and chronic health problems (e.g. renal, gastrointestinal, integumentary, etc.) with emphasis on diagnosing and planning of patient care needs, health promotion and health maintenance.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is the first in a series of supervised clinical practicums consisting of 150 hours in a variety of primary care settings. It is designed to provide the beginning Family Nurse Practitioner student with experience in assessment and documentation of histories, physical examinations, interpretation of diagnostic laboratory results, and treatment of acute and chronic health problems in individuals across the lifespan.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is a supervised clinical practicum consisting of 150 hours in a variety of primary care settings. It is designed to provide the intermediate Family Nurse Practitioner student with beginning experiences in health promotion and the identification and management of acute and chronic health problems in individuals across the lifespan.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is a supervised clinical practicum consisting of 150 hours in a variety of primary care settings. It is designed to provide the intermediate Family Nurse Practitioner student with comprehensive experiences in health promotion and the identification and management of acute and chronic health problems in individuals across the lifespan.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1
This is the final supervised clinical practicum consisting of 150 hours in a variety of primary care settings. It is designed to provide the advanced Family Nurse Practitioner student with comprehensive experiences in the integration of health promotion and management of acute and chronic health problems in individuals across the lifespan.

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