Department of Nursing
Certificate Director/ FNP Director
Dr. Valerie O’Dell, Certificate Director
3132 Cushwa Hall
Dr. Patricia Hoyson, Family Nurse Practitioner Coordinator
3112 Cushwa Hall
The online Post - Masters 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 enabling them them to provide direct primary care across the lifespan. 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.
The program is delivered in a fully online format.
Youngstown State University online nursing program must meet the standards of the state(s) in which we possess authority to provide education and may only admit students from states in which we have approval. Online nursing program students must complete the program in the state of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan, or Florida.
Upon completion of the certificate, graduates are eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center and/or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners FNP certification examinations. Following national certification, graduates are also qualified to be recognized as a Family Nurse Practitioner and is granted prescriptive authority through the State Board of Nursing.
Advanced Standing Program (19 hours)
Applicants who are already have an MSN degree with nurse practitioner qualifications are automatically considered for advanced standing status. The advanced standing program permits students to complete all requirements of the Family Nurse Practitioner option in 19 hours. This unique program blends online coursework and clinical experiences, including a practicum consisting of 600 hours in a variety of primary care settings.
NURS 7045 Family Nurse Practitioner 1 3 sh
NURS 7046 Family Nurse Practitioner 2 3 sh
NURS 7047 Family Nurse Practitioner 3 3 sh
NURS 7048 Family Nurse Practitioner 1 Practicum 3 sh
NURS 7049 Family Nurse Practitioner 2 Practicum 3 sh
NURS 7050 Family Nurse Practitioner 3 Practicum 3 sh
NURS 7051 Family Nurse Practitioner 4 Practicum 1 sh
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Option Curriculum
|NURS 6902||Advanced Pathophysiology||3|
|NURS 6903||Advanced Pharmacology||3|
|NURS 6904||Advanced Health Assessment||3|
|NURS 6917||Differential Diagnosis||3|
|NURS 6918||Advanced Diagnostics and Technologies||3|
|NURS 7003||Role Development in Advanced Practice||3|
|NURS 7004||Role Development Practicum||2|
|NURS 7045||Family Nurse Practitioner 1||3|
|NURS 7046||Family Nurse Practitioner 2||3|
|NURS 7047||Family Nurse Practitioner 3||3|
|NURS 7048||Family Nurse Practitioner 1 Practicum||3|
|NURS 7049||Family Nurse Practitioner 2 Practicum||3|
|NURS 7050||Family Nurse Practitioner 3 Practicum||3|
|NURS 7051||Family Nurse Practitioner 4 Practicum||1|
|Total Semester Hours||39|
Students will complete 600 hours of supervised clinical practice as part of this certificate option for national certification eligibility.