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Department of Nursing

Certificate Director

Dr. Valerie O’Dell, Certificate Director
3132 Cushwa Hall
(330) 941-2177

Certificate Description

The Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program at Youngstown State University is designed to prepare the Post-Masters prepared nurse with opportunities to build upon their current knowledge and obtain additional advanced practice knowledge and skill which will enable them to provide direct primary care to individuals and families. The Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program is not a degree program. This certificate program is designed to enhance the professional development of the masters prepared nurse by providing education and training that prepares them for a family nurse practitioner’s role.                                                                       

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Option Curriculum                                                                          

NURS 6903Advanced Pharmacology3
NURS 6904Advanced Health Assessment3
NURS 7003Role Development3
NURS 7004Role Development Practicum5
NURS 7024Family and Women's Health3
NURS 7025Family and Women's Health Practicum4
NURS 7026Infant, Child and Adolescent Health3
NURS 7027Infant, Child and Adolescent Health Practicum5
NURS 7028Adult and Older Adult Health3
NURS 7029Adult and Older Adult Health Practicum5
Total Semester Hours37

Students will complete 570 hours of supervised clinical practice as part of this certificate option for national certification eligibility.