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Nursing Post Master's Certificate | Austin Peay State University

Nursing Post Master's Certificate

Major: Nursing
Concentration: Family Nurse Practitioner
Austin Peay State University
Credit Hours Required: 21

Program Description

The Post Master's graduate certificate is a degree level that is intermediate between the Master's degree and the doctorate. It provides students with the graduate didactic and clinical requirements necessary to practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner. 

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is offered through a partnership with Austin Peay State University, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University, and The University of Memphis.

The program is designed to offer didactic/theory courses online through the universities and to coordinate clinical study in each student's home area when possible. The partnership model allows the universities to share their most valuable resources to enrich program offerings. Classes are taught by faculty from all of the universities. Faculty members are recognized experts in their content area, regardless of institution of employment.

The Master of Science in Nursing program is fully accredited through fall 2019 by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Priority deadlines for admission are:

  • October 1 - Spring admission
  • February 1 - Summer admission
  • April 1 - Fall admission
Who Should Apply?

The Post Master's FNP Certificate is a formal study program designed to provide individuals who already hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree or a Master of Science in a field of nursing with the core courses and clinical experiences necessary for national exam eligibility. Students interested in pursuing a dual concentration are advised to pursue a Nursing Post Master's Certificate.