Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate (27 credits)
This post-master’s certificate offers advanced study with a focus on health and a holistic approach to individuals and families, offering a unique and much needed approach to Primary Care. Learn to care for patients and families across the lifespan both in health and in illness. The role of the FNP includes promoting health, preventing disease, and assessing, diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illnesses.
Upon completion of this track, you will be eligible for family nurse practitioner certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), and will be eligible to apply for state licensure.
The curriculum is aligned with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Master’s Essentials and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) core and population competencies.
To view program application requirements, please see the Curriculum tab.
All candidates must apply online at: endicott.edu/admission/information-for-graduate-students/apply
Applicants should submit the following to Graduate Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915
- Non-refundable $50.00 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students;
- Two letters of recommendation (one academic reference and one professional reference);
- Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s) including confirmation of undergraduate degree, date confirmed, and any other graduate work;
- Essay of 250-500 words on career goals and motivation for graduate study;
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better;
- All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of six Endicott credits.
- GPA greater than or equal to 3.25
- Photocopy of Registered Nurse License verification, which must be current and unrestricted
- A basic statistics course is required of all students;
- Resume and/or curriculum vitae
International Applicants for Graduate Admission
Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants are required to hold a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year American baccalaureate degree. Educational documents in a foreign language are required to be translated into English. All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency.
International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their baccalaureate transcript is not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott-sponsored student visa.
Program of Study
Upon completion of the program, students will:
- Integrates scientific findings from nursing and other disciplines for the continual improvement of nursing care across diverse settings.
- Demonstrate a repertoire of skills and strategies to implement organizational and systems leadership critical to the promotion of high quality and safe patient care.
- Applies the methods, tools, performance measures, and standards related to quality, as well as quality principles within an organization.
- Apply research outcomes within the practice setting, to resolve practice problems, working as a change agent to disseminate results.
- Utilize patient-care technologies to deliver and enhance care, using communication technologies to integrate and coordinate care
- Integrates and advocates for ethical, legal and professional standards of practice and intervenes at the systems level through the policy development process.
- Communicates, collaborates, and consults with other health professionals to manage and coordinate care within the Interprofessional team
- Applies and integrates broad, organizational, client-centered, and ethnically and culturally appropriate concepts in the planning, delivery, management, and evaluation of evidence-based clinical prevention and population care including services to individuals, families, and aggregates
- Influences healthcare outcomes for individuals, populations, or systems through evidenced based nursing practice as well as the ability to integrate knowledge and formulate interventions into both direct and indirect patient care.
Reference: American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2011). The essentials of master's education in nursing. Retrieved from http://www.aacnnursing.org/portals/42/publications/mastersessentials11.pdf
Required Curriculum: Nurse Administrator Certificate
Four-Course Sequence of ClassesNUR 510 - Organization and Structure of Nursing LeadershipNUR 526 - Nurse as the AdministratorNUR 532 - Administration: Practice and Quality OutcomesNUR 585 - Masters in Nursing Internship in Administrator Role, Educator Role and or Global Health Role
Total - 15 credits
Required Curriculum: Nurse Educator Certificate
Four-Course Sequence of ClassesNUR 505 - Curriculum Design, Course Development, and Program EvaluationNUR 561 - Nurse as the EducatorNUR 565 - Teaching Methods: Principles of TeachingNUR 585 - Masters in Nursing Internship in Administrator Role, Educator Role and or Global Health Role
Total - 15 credits
Required Curriculum: Family Nurse Practitioner CertificateNUR 550 - Pathophysiology of Human Disease for Advanced Nursing PracticeNUR 551 - Comprehensive Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnostic Decision MakingNUR 562 - Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics for Family Nurse PractitionerNUR 566 - Seminar for the Professional Nurse PractitionerNUR 567 - Primary Care of the Childbearing FamilyNUR 568 - Primary Care of the Childbearing Family PracticumNUR 569 - Primary Care of the Adult and Geriatric PatientNUR 570 - Primary Care of the Adult and Geriatric Patient Practicum
Total - 27 credits
View academic catalog and learning outcomes
The family nurse practitioner internship course provides students an opportunity to integrate knowledge and skills learned in the classroom setting into practice. Internship placements are arranged individually through the School of Nursing. Experiences are selected with the student to meet program requirements of 600 clinical hours.
The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone (404) 975-5000 and Fax (404) 975-5020.