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Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate 

Program Overview

Students in the Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certificate program are prepared to manage patients across the lifespan. Clinical rotations will prepare the student to meet the clinical competencies in managing the care of newborns to the end of life.

Spring Deadline: October 19  |  Fall Deadline: July 1

Each student enrolled in the Post-Master’s FNP program will complete, at a minimum, specialty courses now required for the MSN/FNP Program. A “gap analysis” will be conducted by the NP Program Director to determine if there are other requisite courses for students to complete. The number of clinical hours will also be determined by the NP Program Director.

Students accepted into this program are well supported by CRNP clinical faculty and the program director. The FNP curriculum is designed so that FNP students take nurse practitioner practicum courses along with their designated cohort of students. Clinical practicum experiences will be arranged by the MSN/NP Program Director and CRNP faculty. Curriculum


Direct Care Core Courses
NURS 507Nurse Practitioner Roles and Responsibilities
NURS 530Advanced Pathophysiology
NURS 532Advanced Pharmacology
NURS 534Advanced Health and Physical Assessment

If determined to be needed through “gap analysis” and or if taken more than 5 years prior to enrollment, the student may need to take 1 or more of the direct care core courses listed above.

Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty Courses, The Clinical Year

NURS 720Care of Younger Adults, Primary Care Theory and Practicum
(includes 200 practicum hours with younger adults in primary care settings)
NURS 721Care of Older Adults, Primary Care Practicum
(includes 200 practicum hours with older adults in primary care settings)
NURS 732Care of Women and Children in Primary Care, Theory and Practicum
NURS 733Family Nurse Practitioner Capstone, Seminar and Internship

Admission Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of an accredited MSN-NP program with at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Board Certified as a nurse practitioner
  • Submission of official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended
  • Active licensure to practice nursing in the State of Pennsylvania. Additional RN license in NJ is required before students enter the clinical year.
  • Completion of a statistics course at an undergraduate or graduate level with a grade of C or better
  • Two professional references, one from a supervisor
  • Written statement of professional goals with reasons for pursuing graduate study to become a Family Nurse Practitioner.
  • Professional resume or curriculum vitae
  • Interview with Program Admissions Committee

Student Handbook


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at Moravian University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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For more information about the Post-Master’s FNP Certificate program, to speak with an advisor, or to make an appointment, call us at 610-861-1400; or, you may email, or contact Caroline Bechtel, Student Experience Mentor, at 610-625-7131 or