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Family Nurse Practitioner Certification
The Family Nurse Practitioner Certification (FNP-C) is designed for current registered nurses who carry their Master of Science in Nursing. Individuals in this program have the opportunity to broaden their professional field as they equip themselves to serve individuals and families in a variety of health-care settings. The values of Olivet Nazarene University allow students to undergo this education in an uplifting environment.
Cohort model; accelerated classes are offered in a blended format of online and onsite courses
Offered at multiple locations throughout Illinois
Current registered nurses with a Master of Science in Nursing degree seeking to become Family Nurse Practitioners
The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certification program is designed for registered nurses who want to broaden their theoretical and practical knowledge base in preparation to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. The FNP specialty courses will prepare the RN to care for individuals and families in a wide variety of health care settings, including clinics, community-based settings, long-term care facilities and hospitals. Family Nurse Practitioners are trained to provide a wide range of care to a diverse group of patients. They focus on health promotion and disease prevention beginning in childhood and continuing throughout the aging process, and are trained to diagnose and develop treatment plans for acute and chronic diseases.
The student’s area of study incorporates a blend of theory and research with an emphasis on guided practice in clinical areas. Students will complete a 500-hour clinical practicum throughout the FNP courses. Students will self-select preceptors to fulfill required clinical hours. An evidence-based practice (EBP) project will also be threaded throughout the program.
An onsite ANCC review course for the FNP certification exam will be provided to the students at the end of the program. Students will then be eligible to sit for boards.
Curriculum Advance Practice Nursing Roles and Evidence Based Practice
Advanced Health Assessment