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This certificate as a family nurse practitioner (F.N.P.) builds on your original master's degree curriculum. All F.N.P. required courses must be taken at Wright State University or you will take an examination or demonstrate similar course content in your previous graduate program. The coursework is delivered online, except for five campus visits, making the program highly accessible to those who have complicated work schedules and might not live in proximity to the Dayton campus.
View the family nurse practitioner certificate program information and degree requirements in the Academic Catalog.
To be eligible to apply to this post master's certificate nursing program, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Be a master's prepared nurse from a C.C.N.E. accredited master's program (official transcript from master's program required).
Be a registered nurse with an unencumbered license and current professional licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse (A.P.R.N.) in the states where clinical experiences are planned, and have a minimum of one year of post master’s clinical nursing experience
Apply to the Wright State Graduate School
The application to the Graduate School must contain:
Submit transcripts with evidence of the following classes with a grade of C or above:
Credit hours are variable from 12-19 depending on transcript review.
Provide evidence of no criminal history record on file from both a Federal Bureau of Investigation and an Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (or applicable state) background check. Please be aware that background checks may take up to 30 days to process. It is to your benefit to complete the background check one month prior to the college application deadline. The results must be sent to School of Nursing, Kinesiology, and Health Sciences, 160 University Hall, Wright State University, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435.
Keep in mind that it takes 2-6 weeks to process an application in the Graduate School. Once all your application materials have been received, you will be contacted to interview with the director.
School of Nursing, Kinesiology, and Health Sciences