The family nurse practitioner post-master's certificate is designed to prepare nurses to assume the advanced nursing role of family nurse practitioner in academic settings and in health care organizations, in staff development, continuing education, or community based education.
The courses focus on the role of the family nurse practitioner and responsibilities related to teaching, scholarship, service, clinical excellence, and issues and trends affecting family nurse practitioners.
Students also explore a variety of learning styles, needs, and characteristics of diverse learners, and competency-based instruction, including new trends in creative instructional technology strategies and techniques. The curriculum content and processes are consistent with the 2016 National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Core Competencies for Family Nurse Practitioners.
All candidates must apply online at: www.endicott.edu/Van-Loan/Van-Loan-Admissions
Applicants should submit the following to Van Loan School Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915
- Non-refundable $50.00 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students;
- Two letters of recommendation (one academic reference and one professional reference);
- Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s) including confirmation of undergraduate degree, date confirmed, and any other graduate work;
- Essay of 250-500 words on career goals and motivation for graduate study;
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better;
- All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of six Endicott credits.
- GPA greater than or equal to 3.25
- Photocopy of Registered Nurse License verification, which must be current and unrestricted
- A basic statistics course is required of all students;
- Resume and/or curriculum vitae
- GRE required for FNP Candidates ONLY
International Applicants for Graduate Admission
Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants are required to hold a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year American baccalaureate degree. Educational documents in a foreign language are required to be translated into English. All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency.
International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their baccalaureate transcript is not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott-sponsored student visa.
Program of Study
Upon completion of the program, students will:
- Demonstrate a repertoire of skills and strategies for a nurse's role as an effective leader within an organization
- Synthesize nursing knowledge and experience within a conceptual framework for advanced nursing practice
- Function as a nurse leader in the conduct and application of research
- Collaborate and communicate to establish and maintain a professional work environment
- Engage in continuous life-long learning and scholarship
- Integrate ethical, legal and professional standards of practice from the perspective of a nursing role specialty
- Foster sensitivity to the individual's connectedness to the human and global community that will enhance the provision of care among diverse ethnic and cultural populations
Required Curriculum: Nurse Administrator Certificate
Four-Course Sequence of ClassesNUR 510 - Organization and Structure of Nursing LeadershipNUR 526 - Nurse as the AdministratorNUR 532 - Administration: Practice and Quality OutcomesNUR 582 - Internship in Administrator Role
Total - 15 credits
Required Curriculum: Nurse Educator Certificate
Four-Course Sequence of ClassesNUR 505 - Curriculum Design, Course Development, and Program EvaluationNUR 509 - Internship in Educator RoleNUR 561 - Nurse as the EducatorNUR 565 - Teaching Methods: Principles of Teaching
Total - 15 credits
Required Curriculum: Family Nurse Practitioner CertificateNUR 550 - Pathophysiology of Human Disease for Advanced Nursing PracticeNUR 551 - Comprehensive Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnostic Decision MakingNUR 562 - Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics for Family Nurse PractitionerNUR 566 - Seminar for the Professional Nurse PractitionerNUR 567 - Primary Care of the Childbearing FamilyNUR 568 - Primary Care of the Childbearing Family PracticumNUR 569 - Primary Care of the Adult and Geriatric PatientNUR 570 - Primary Care of the Adult and Geriatric Patient Practicum
Total - 27 credits
View academic catalog and learning outcomes
Internships and Careers
The family nurse practitioner internship course provides students an opportunity to integrate knowledge and skills learned in the classroom setting into practice. Internship placements are arranged individually through the School of Nursing. Experiences are selected with the student to meet course requirements of 600 clinical hours.
The curriculum content and processes are consistent with the National League for Nursing (2005) Core Competencies for Family Nurse Practitioners.
The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone (404) 975-5000 and Fax (404) 975-5020.