This post-professional certificate is targeted to licensed, registered nurses with an APRN MSN who wish to gain new skills and knowledge for national certification as an advanced practice nurse in the area of family care.
There are a limited number of seats available each year. Practicums are a vital component of this post-professional certificate program; admission is based partly on practicum capacity.
You will learn about illnesses and conditions across the lifespan and develop knowledge in the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic illnesses. Our courses emphasize health promotion and disease prevention. Practicums will help you apply your knowledge to provide advanced nursing care to patients from childhood to older adulthood.
Upon completing the program, you will earn a graduate certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner. This program can be completed in 1.5 years. New students start in January.
For over 30 years, Old Dominion University’s family nurse practitioner program has been a leader in nurse practitioner education. Our curriculum includes online courses, live-streamed lectures, utilization of standardized patients, on-campus skills training, telehealth education, and caring for underserved communities.