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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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Program Overview

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.

$10,013* Total Tuition
As few as 14 months Program Duration
19 Credit Hours
$10,013* Total Tuition
As few as 14 months Program Duration
19 Credit Hours
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This unique 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.

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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.

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

*In-state tuition.

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Additional Fees

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

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.

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Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
One University Plaza
Meshel Hall, 203
Youngstown, OH 44555

Phone: 330-941-3505
Fax: 330.941.1659
Email: ysufinaid@ysu.edu

Calendar

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.

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Admissions

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.

Transcripts icon Official Transcripts from all institutions previously attended
Degree icon MSN-NP degree with 3.0 GPA
License icon Valid RN license in the state you will complete practicum hours
Clock icon 1,000 clinical hours of practice as a registered nurse
Transcripts icon Official Transcripts from all institutions previously attended
Degree icon MSN-NP degree with 3.0 GPA
License icon Valid RN license in the state you will complete practicum hours
Clock icon 1,000 clinical hours of practice as a registered nurse

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  1. Complete graduate admissions application and pay $45 non-refundable application fee
  2. MSN 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
    • 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
  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 clinical hours and experience.

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

Official Transcripts

Official Transcripts must come directly from the institution. These can be sent to electronically via email gradcollege@ysu.edu or mailed to the following address:

Youngstown State University
College of Graduate Studies
Coffelt Hall
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.

Courses

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

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NURS 7045: Family Nurse Practitioner 1

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Knowledge, skills and professional behaviors required to provide comprehensive and holistic primary care to a culturally diverse population across the life span. 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.

NURS 7046: Family Nurse Practitioner 2

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Knowledge, advanced skills and professional behaviors required to provide comprehensive and holistic care to a culturally diverse population across the life span. 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) with emphasis on diagnosing and planning patient care needs, health promotion and health maintenance.

NURS 7047: Family Nurse Practitioner 3

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Knowledge, advanced skills and professional behaviors required to provide comprehensive and holistic care to a culturally diverse population across the life span. 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) with emphasis on diagnosing and planning of patient care needs, health promotion and health maintenance.

NURS 7048: Family Nurse Practitioner 1 Practicum

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This is the first in a series of supervised clinical practicums consisting of 180 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 life span.

NURS 7049: Family Nurse Practitioner 2 Practicum

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This is a supervised clinical practicum consisting of 180 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 life span.

NURS 7050: Family Nurse Practitioner 3 Practicum

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This is a supervised clinical practicum consisting of 180 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 life span.

NURS 7051: Family Nurse Practitioner 4 Practicum

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

This is the final supervised clinical practicum consisting of 60 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 life span.

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