Post-Graduate MSN Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner

Graceland University offers a Family Nurse Practitioner certificate that can build on the Master of Science in Nursing degree. You must have a Master’s degree in Nursing, a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the U.S. and its territories, a minimum 3.2 GPA or higher in the Master’s program; applicants with lower than a 3.20 may be denied or considered on an individual basis for probationary or non-degree status on a space available basis; a grade of B or better in any graduate nursing course and a satisfactory criminal background check.

As a student of this 33-semester-hour post-graduate certificate program, your course curriculum will include: 

  • Introduction to MSN and Post-graduate Certificate Programs
  • Pharmacotherapeutics 
  • Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning 
  • Advanced Practice Nursing in Primary Care
  • Advanced Practice Competencies Lab 
  • Primary Care of Families: Pediatrics
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Primary Care of Families: Adults
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum: Pediatrics 
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum: Adult
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum: Family 

If you’re interested in our Post-Graduate MSN Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner, please fill out the form on this page for more information.



CCNE Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Graceland University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202)887.6791.
The master’s and doctoral degrees in nursing have full approval status with the Iowa State Board of Nursing.
The baccalaureate degrees in nursing have full approval status with the Iowa and Missouri State Boards of Nursing.