Here, you facilitate health and wellness across the lifespan.
A healthy life — that’s probably at the top everyone’s wish list. Governors
State’s Post Masters Certificate in
Family Nurse Practitioner will prepare you to help orchestrate a healthy
life for individuals of all ages. You will provide primary care to patients
across the lifespan and in a variety of primary care settings.
Family Nurse Practitioner certificate prepares nurse leaders who address the
challenges of local, regional, national and global healthcare reform. Our
nursing programs focus on providing quality, holistic care, creating healing environments
and building caring communities. The GSU nursing faculty includes Advanced
Practice Nurses, seasoned educators and doctorally prepared researchers who
provide students with an exceptional educational experience.
Reach your career goals.
As an FNP, you can advance your
nursing career while maintaining the ability to work at the forefront of
patient care. Expected job growth for FNPs is 31% by 2026, so
you can be confident in your decision to pursue this high-demand certificate.
Why get a Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner?
Data collected in 2017 reflected the national median salary for
Nurse Practitioners to be $100,910 with an average range of $86,970 – $120,450
Labor Statistics). Chicago’s median salary for Nurse Practitioners is $101,930.
Governors State’s 24-credit hour Family Nurse Practitioner
certificate is offered in a hybrid format.
Requirements for the Certificate
The curriculum leading to the Family Nurse Practice Certificate consists of the following graduate courses:
Total - 24 Hours
A student may repeat only one nursing course in which a grade of "C" or less is received without being academically dismissed from the program.
Student must complete all clinical courses with a grade of "B".
View the Complete Certificate Requirements in the Academic Catalog