Advanced Practice Nursing Certificates
This program prepares students to enter the Nursing Field as a Nurse Practitioner.
Program Completion Information
Normal Completion Time
24 - 30 months
Of the 3 students completing the program between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011 all 3 completed the program in the normal time. Eleven students completed the program between July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2011.
Number of Credits required to complete the program:
Family Nurse Practitioner: 18 hours or 27 hours (depending on previous MSN degree)
Acute Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner: 18 hours or 27 hours (depending on previous MSN degree)
Costs and Debts Incurred (as of February 2013)
Graduate Full Time (Resident): $5,636
Graduate Full Time (Non-Resident): $12,098
Graduate Part Time (Resident): $470 per credit hour
Graduate Part Time (Non-Resident): $1,008 per credit hour
Graduate Student required Student Health Center fee
09 - 11 Hours: $169 per semester
06 - 08 Hours: $113 per semester
Technology Fee: $1,000 per clinical course
Books and Equipment (cardiology stethoscope & oto/ophthalmoscope kit): $2,500 (estimated)
Debt at Program Completion
Almost all students enrolled in the program are employed as Registered Nurses while enrolled in the program. Median debt information is not available.
Scholarship/Financial Aid Information
Many students qualify for scholarship funding and federal aid while completing the program. A list of scholarships can be found here.
100% of our the graduates from this program are employed as Nurse Practitioners. Most APRNs secure employment within 90 days of graduation dependent upon APRN licensure & certification examination date. State law requires that all APRNs be licensed with national certification examination in order to practice.