Family Nurse Practitioner - Post Master's Certificate online
Broaden your advanced practice ability to provide direct primary care to individuals and families.
The YSU online FNP – Post Master’s Certificate experience.
Designed specifically for nurses who hold MSN degrees, the Family Nurse Practitioner - Post Master's Certificate online program from YSU enhances your professional development by providing valuable education and training to prepare you for a family nurse practitioner role.
In this accredited online FNP certificate program, you will gain the knowledge, skills and professional behaviors required 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, adults and older adults, as well as family-centered primary care with an emphasis on physical assessment, diagnosis, and management of patient care.
The program includes a supervised clinical practicum consisting of 600 hours in a variety of primary care settings. Our post-master's core curriculum features in-depth studies of pathophysiology, diagnostics and technologies, pharmacology and more.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs at Youngstown State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, ccneaccreditation.org.
Pay for your online nursing program by the course.
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.
|Program||Per Credit Hour||Per Course||Per Program|
|FNP - Post Master's Certificate||$527||$532||$1,581||$1,596||$19,499||$19,684|
Application: $45 (waived if you are an active/veteran military member)
Technology: $12 per course
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.
Office of Financial Aid and ScholarshipsOne University Plaza
Meshel Hall, 203
Youngstown, OH 44555
Email: [email protected]
Important dates you need to know.
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:
|First Starts||Program Start Date||Application Deadline||Document Deadline||Registration Deadline||Tuition Deadline||Last Class Day|
Read the Details of our FNP Program Admissions Criteria
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.
- Complete graduate admissions application and pay $45 non-refundable application fee
- MSN degree from an accredited program
- Regular admission requires a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and verification of work experience
- 1,000 clinical hours of practice as a Registered Nurse prior to registering for the first specialty course
- If GPA is 2.7 – 2.99, 2,000 clinical hours of practice as a Registered Nurse prior to registering for the first specialty course
- Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
- 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 clinical hours and experience.
- Current BLS certification, immunizations, drug screen and criminal background checks are maintained while in the program annually
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
One University Plaza
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.
The degree plan for the online Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program.
To complete the FNP - Post Master's Certificate online program, you must complete 37 credit hours, comprised of 18 credit hours of core courses and 19 credit hours of specialty and practicum courses.