Holy Names University offers a Post-Master's Primary CareNurse Practitioner Certificate program of study for registered nurses with a master's degree in nursing. Qualified applicants must have an MSN, MN, or MA in nursing from a nationally accredited agency such as the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
The MSN degree program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The Family Nurse Practitioner program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Successful completion of the FNP program satisfies the Board of Registered Nursing requirements for active, licensed RNs to use the title of Nurse Practitioner in California.
The program consists of eleven courses which is 32 units of graduate study. Clinical requirements include assignments to approved clinical sites with a qualified preceptor. Up to six units of coursework completed at the graduate level elsewhere can be transferred for credit if equivalency can be demonstrated. However, all preceptor supervised hours of study (624) must be completed at Holy Names University.
Nurses who complete the program of study are eligible to apply for the primary care nurse practitioner certificate in the State of California. They are also eligible to sit for the ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) and the AANP (American Academy of Primary Care Nurse Practitioners) certification examinations.
The Post-Master's Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).