Family Nurse Practitioner Option for Specialist NPs, Post-Master’s Certificate

Family Nurse Practitioner Option for Specialist NPs, Post-Master’s Certificate

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Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate



Nursing and Health Sciences


Next Classes Start

August 27, 2024

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Program at a Glance

Gain advanced clinical decision-making and critical-thinking skills to accurately assess the health of families and adults. In this fully accredited program, you’ll enhance your skills in differential diagnosis, diagnostic reasoning, and caring for vulnerable populations. Complete this program of up to 18 credits in two semesters part time with guidance from faculty advisors to plan your studies and ensure you stay on track.

Program Coordinator : Judy Harkins,


  • full time: varies
  • part time: 1 year


  • Hybrid


  • required


  • courses


  • credits


  • per credit

Who Should Pursue This Program?

Nurse practitioners with an MSN in the areas of adult, geriatric, or adult/gerontological primary care who want to better treat individuals of all ages. You must be a practicing RN with a bachelor’s in nursing, and have successfully completed courses of at least 3 credits each in human growth and development, health assessment, community health nursing, mental health nursing, and psychology.

Engaged Faculty

Learn from nationally and internationally recognized faculty who are fully engaged with their students. Your professor knows your name and teaches all of your classes. You won’t find any TAs here.

For your application to be considered complete, you must submit the online application and all supplemental documents.

  • Preadmission Interview: Please contact the program coordinator at 609-771-2509.
  • Transcripts Addendum: Applicants to the Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner for Specialist NPs must be NPs who present a specialist NP Master's degree in nursing from an NLN or CCNE accredited program. Prerequisite courses must include at least 500 documented clinical practicum hours in an MSN program, a graduate health assessment course of all ages and genders, a graduate-level general pharmacology course, and a graduate-level general pathophysiology course.

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We consider applications on a space-available basis. You can apply up to and including the first day of the semester.

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The Department of Nursing provides curriculum, handbooks, and advising resources.

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We offer the same tuition rates no matter where you live. And there are a range of financial aid and assistantship options for TCNJ graduate students.

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master’s degree program in nursing at The College of New Jersey are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001. 202-887-6791

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