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Post Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

The post master's family nurse practitioner certificate is designed for registered nurses that have already completed a master's degree in nursing and wish to pursue preparation as a family nurse practitioner.


The admission requirements of the post master's family nurse practitioner program are consistent with those requirements specified by the Graduate School of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In addition, students must also meet the following requirements for the College of Nursing:

  1. A master's degree in Nursing from an accredited program.
  2. Completion—with a grade of B or better—of a graduate-level course in physiology, pharmacology, comprehensive assessment, and epidemiology. Evidence of prescriptive authority in the state of Wisconsin will be accepted in place of graduate pharmacology.
  3. Current registration as a professional nurse in the state of Wisconsin.
  4. Three (3) letters of recommendation, two (2) of which are from persons most knowledgeable about the applicant's recent academic and work experiences. Personal interviews with a faculty member may be requested.
  5. Completion of an autobiographical sketch.
Credits and Courses

Designated coursework in the certificate program is completed under the direction of faculty experts and clinical preceptors. A three consecutive semester sequence of theory and practicum courses totally 21 credits is required for completion of the post master's family nurse practitioner certificate program. Students will need to maintain a 3.0 GPA and meet all other requirements for progression through the practicum courses.

Family Nurse Practitioner Theory Courses (9 credits)
767 Family Nurse Practitioner Theory I, 3 cr.
768 Family Nurse Practitioner Theory II, 3 cr.
769 Family Nurse Practitioner Theory III, 3 cr.
Family Nurse Practitioner Practica Courses (12 credits)
757 Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum I, 3 cr.
758 Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum II, 5 cr.
759 Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum III, 4 cr.
Minimum Grade Requirement

For continuation in the program, in addition to general Graduate School requirements students must achieve a minimum grade of B in all required FNP practicum courses and a minimum grade of B- in all other required courses.

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