LIU Brooklyn offers the Family Nurse Practitioner Advanced Certificate (FNP). The 38-credit program is designed to be completed in six semesters (fall, spring, and summer) of part-time study. Registered Nurses who have a Masters in Nursing (not an FNP) are eligible to apply for this program. Graduates of the Advance Certificate FNP program are eligible for a New York State Certificate as a family nurse practitioner and will be eligible for national board certification through the national certifying agencies for advanced practice nursing (American Nurses Credentialing Center, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners).
Family Nurse Practitioner Advanced Certificate program offers nurses who already have earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in nursing, the opportunity to increase their expertise in the area of care for adults in a variety of settings including clinics, hospitals and ambulatory care centers.
Under the New York State, Modernization Act, after successfully completing the 3600 clinical hours, a nurse practitioner can independently diagnose and treat patients without a written practice collaboration with a physician.
The faculty promotes a learning environment that encourages individual exploration and fosters critical thinking, decision making and professional growth.
Applicants to the Advance Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner must meet the following requirements for admission.
Classes differ in their approach depending on course content. The information is presented in both lecture and seminar format. The faculty participate in the educational process as role models, facilitators and mentors.
This program is presented in a blended format. All courses are web-enhanced using Blackboard. Basic computer skills are required.The courses are delivered in a blended format and are web-enhanced using Blackboard. Basic computer skills are required. Approximately 49% of the class sessions delivered online with the remaining class sessions delivered face-to-face.
The required credits, class hours and clinical hours are:
|I.Core||Credits||Required for Program||Prerequisites|
|NUR 612 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing||3||FNP or AGNP||None|
|NUR 614 Primary Health Care of the Family||2||FNP or AGNP||NUR 610 & 612|
|NUR 630 The Advanced Practice Role||2||FNP or AGNP||NUR 610 & 612|
|NUR 634 Advanced Physical Assessment||3||FNP or AGNP||NUR 610 & 612|
|NUR 644 Pharmacology||4||FNP or AGNP||NUR 610 & 612|
|II. Specialization||Credits||Direct Care Practicum Hours||Required for Program||Prerequisites|
|NUR 690 Diagnosis and Management of Illness and Physical Conditions of Family I||4||0||FNP||NUR 612, 614, 630, 634, 644|
|NUR 691 A & B Precepted Practicum in Primary Care of the Family I||
A = 2
B = 2
|FNP||NUR 690 (pre-req or co-req)|
|NUR 692 Diagnosis and Management of Illness and Physical Conditions of Family II||4||0||FNP||NUR 612, 614, 630, 634, 644|
|NUR 693 A & B Precepted Practicum in Primary Care of the Family II||A = 2
B = 2
|FNP||NUR 692 (pre-req or co-req)|
|NUR 694 Diagnosis and Management of Illness and Physical Conditions of Family III||4||0||FNP||NUR 612, 614, 630, 634, 644|
|NUR 695 A & B Precepted Practicum in Primary Care of the Family III||
A = 2
B = 2
|FNP||NUR 694 (pre-req or co-req)|
Board-certified Nurse Practitioners who wish to expand into another specialty can have their academic preparation evaluated and an individualized program developed for them.
Graduates are eligible for New York State certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner and for national certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB).
Graduates of this program will be able to:
Certification Pass Rates for students who graduated in 2019
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