The Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program is designed for individuals who have already earned a master’s degree in Nursing, but who desire additional preparation for FNP Certification. Students must be formally admitted to the program to enroll and must meet identical academic standards as students enrolled in the master’s program. Students admitted to this program must attend full-time. In order to facilitate this certificate of study, an "en block" format may be offered, meeting three times a semester for two-three days. Graduates from this program are eligible to sit for the FNP national certification examination. There are two required prerequisite or co-requisite courses for the Post-Master’s FNP Program. Students must have completed advanced health assessment and pathophysiology at UAH or another institution prior to enrolling in any course. Students enrolling in this program will complete the requirements for the FNP in three-four semesters of study.

Program prerequisites or co-requisites:

NUR 605ADVANCED HLTH ASSESSMENT3
or transfer equivalent
NUR 606PATHOPHYSIOLOGY3
or transfer equivalent
NUR 607PHARMACOLOGY IN ADV PRAC (or transfer equivalent taken in the last 5 years)3

The program of study is as follows:

NUR 610FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER I (Post Master's)6
NUR 611FAM NURS PRACTITIONER II (Post Master's)6
NUR 612FAMILY NUR PRACTITIONER III (Post Master's)6
NUR 613FAM NURS PRACTITIONER IV (Post Master's)6
Total Semester Hours24