Marcy AinslieAssistant Professor
Samantha ArnoldClinical Assistant Professor
Rhonda BoardClinical Professor
Angela BraswellCLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Kristen ClarkAssistant Professor
Courtney CoffeyClinical Assistant Professor
Chantal ColeCLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Cathleen ColleranClinical Associate Professor
Marcy DoyleResearch Asst ProfessorResearch Assistant ProfessorClinical and Quality Improvement DirectorClinical Assistant Professor
Elizabeth EvansCLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Lauryn FrostCLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Marjorie GodfreyResearch Professor
Elizabeth HarrisonCLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Eileen HollisCLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Pamela KallmertenCLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSORDirect Entry Master's In Nursing (DEMN), Clinical Nurse Leader and Evidence-Based Nursing Program Director
Kaitlynn LisetClinical Assistant Professor
Michele LovellCLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Gibran MancusAsst Professor
Anne MeginnissClinical Assistant Professor
Clarissa MichalakClinical Assistant Professor
Karen NilandSENIOR LECTURERSenior Lecturer
Kerry NolteASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Alyssa O'BrienASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Cassandra PerryClinical Assistant Professor
April PhelpsClinical Assistant Professor
Patricia PuccilliCLINICAL PROFESSORInterprofessional Practice FellowUndergraduate Program Director
Sara RobinsonCLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Dayle SharpCLINICAL PROFESSOR
Deborah SimontonCLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Emily SpenskiClinical Assistant Professor
Jing WangVisiting Asst Professor
Family Nurse Practitioner (Graduate Certificate)
Family Nurse Practitioner (Graduate Certificate)
The Post Master's FNP certificate is an online program designed for professionals with an MSN to expand into the role of a family nurse practitioner able to provide comprehensive primary care for patients across their life span. Our state-of-the-art Health Sciences Simulation Center provides experience in a clinical setting with real equipment and technology.
Credit hours are customized to individual students’ academic experience.
WHY GET A GRADUATE CERTIFICATE AS A FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER?
The family nurse practitioner (FNP) graduate certificate is designed for you if you already have a nursing master's degree and wish to expand your practice, providing comprehensive care for children and adults of all ages. You’ll learn a family-oriented approach that emphasizes health promotion, maintenance and restoration. You’ll combine theory, research and evidence-based practice to develop skills in advanced health assessment, illness and disease management, pathophysiology, pharmacology, epidemiology, and population health and risk reduction. You’ll complete your certificate with a practicum in the primary care of families, and successful completion qualifies you to sit for the family nurse practitioner certification examination.
WHY CHOOSE UNH’S FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER PROGRAM?
At UNH you’ll be supported by a productive faculty and outstanding facilities as you advance your nursing career. Faculty members conduct research in family-based health issues such as women’s health, health promotion for children and adolescents, and nursing care for the elderly. Practica are available in local, regional and teaching hospitals, clinics, community health agencies, primary care and other urban and rural healthcare settings in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine and additional sites by permission. Depending on educational background and previous coursework, students are required to take as few as three or as many as 12 courses.
POTENTIAL CAREER AREAS
- Correctional facilities
- Government health services
- Home health agencies
- Long-term care facilities
- Physicians’ offices
- Primary care clinics
- Workplace clinics
Hewitt Hall, 4 Library Way
Durham, NH 03824 Phone: (603) 862-2271
Curriculum & Requirements
Master's Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program for students who completed a master of science degree in nursing. The certificate of advanced practice is designed for those individuals with a master's degree in nursing who wish to expand their practice into the role of a primary care family nurse practitioner. The PM-PC-FNP specialty area prepares family nurse practitioners (FNP) who are clinically competent and practice with cultural humility as advanced practiced registered nurse (APRN). FNPs provide patient centered health care to individuals, families,and communities across the life span. Clinical practice includes health promotion, disease prevention, teaching, counseling, and acute and chronic disease management. At the completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for national certification as a family nurse practitioner. Upon licensure, FNPs may practice autonomously as well as in collaboration with other health professionals. -
-PC-FNP certificate program will have an individualized plan of study developed requiring student to take less than 12 courses or 12-39 credits. accepted into the PM
Family Nurse Practitioner Post Masters Certificate Admission Requirements
Applicants are required to have an unencumbered RN license in the United States, degree in nursing or outside nursing, and successful completion of undergraduate statistics and research to be eligible to apply to this program.
- Unencumbered, active RN license in the United States
- Baccalaureate degree in nursing or another field. Masters degree in nursing.
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in associate and baccalaureate programs
- Successful completion of undergraduate statistics course and undergraduate research course
- 2 letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters submitted by relatives or friends, as well as letters older than one year, will not be accepted. References should be substantial with one academic, if available, and two current nursing professionals with graduate education background.
- Updated Resume
- Personal Statement. Prepare a brief but careful statement regarding:
- Reasons you wish to do graduate work in this field, including your immediate and long-range objectives.\
- our specific research or professional interest and experiences in this field.
- Course descriptions should be submitted for any course you request waived.
-PC-FNP certificate program will have an individualized plan of study developed requiring students to take less than12 courses or 12-39 credits accepted into the PM
|NURS 910||Genomics & Ethics||3|
|NURS 911||Diagnosis & Management - Diagnostic Reasoning||3|
|NURS 912||Advanced Pharmacology & Therapeutics||3|
|NURS 913||Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan||3|
|NURS 914||Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan||3|
|NURS 915||Leadership, Role & Collaboration||3|
|NURS 916||Health Promotion Theory & Population Health||3|
|NURS 917||Biostats and Epidemiology||3|
|NURS 918||Foundations of Evidence Based Practice||3|
|NURS 920||FNP Health Management I - Didactic||3|
|NURS 921||FNP Health Management I - Clinical||4|
|NURS 922||FNP Health Management II - Didactic||3|
|NURS 923||FNP Health Management II - Clinical||4|
|NURS 924||FNP Health Management III - Didactic||4|
|NURS 940||FNP Health Management III - Clinical||4|
|NURS 969||Health Systems Policy, Economics & Financial Planning||3|
Applications must be completed by the following deadlines in order to be reviewed for admission:
- Fall: June 1
- Spring: November 1
- Summer: N/A
- Special: N/A
Application fee: $25
New England Regional: No
Accelerated Masters Eligible: No
New Hampshire Residents
Students claiming in-state residency must also submit a Proof of Residence Form. This form is not required to complete your application, but you will need to submit it after you are offered admission or you will not be able to register for classes.
If you attended UNH after September 1, 1991, and have indicated so on your online application, we will retrieve your transcript internally; this includes UNH-Durham, UNH-Manchester and UNH Non-Degree work.
If you did not attend UNH, or attended prior to September 1, 1991, then you must upload a copy (PDF) of your official transcript in the application form. International transcripts must be translated into English.
If admitted, you must then request an official transcript be sent directly to our office from the Registrar's Office of each college/university attended. We accept transcripts both electronically and in hard copy:
- Electronic Transcripts: Please have your institution send the transcript directly to email@example.com. Please note that we can only accept copies sent directly from the institution.
- Paper Transcripts: Please send hard copies of transcripts to: UNH Graduate School, Thompson Hall- 105 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824. You may request transcripts be sent to us directly from the institution or you may send them yourself as long as they remain sealed in the original university envelope.
Transcripts from all previous post-secondary institutions must be submitted and applicants must disclose any previous academic or disciplinary sanctions that resulted in their temporary or permanent separation from a previous post-secondary institution. If it is found that previous academic or disciplinary separations were not disclosed, applicants may face denial and admitted students may face dismissal from their academic program.
Letters of Recommendation: 2 Required
Recommendation letters submitted by relatives or friends, as well as letters older than one year, will not be accepted.
References should be substantial with one academic referee (e.g., faculty) and one current nursing professional referee with graduate education background. If an academic reference is unavailable, then please submit two references from current nursing professionals with graduate education background.
Personal Statement/Essay Questions
Prepare a brief but careful statement regarding:
- Reasons you wish to do graduate work in this field, including your immediate and long-range objectives.
- Your specific research or professional interest and experiences in this field.
A current resume is required with your submitted application.
Additional Department Requirements
Additional requirements: 1) Student must hold an unencumbered active RN license in the United States and have a master's degree in nursing; 2) A course description should be submitted for any course you request waived.
All applicants are encouraged to contact programs directly to discuss program-specific application questions.
Prospective international students are required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent examination scores. English Language Exams may be waived if English is your first language. If you wish to request a waiver, then please visit our Test Scores webpage for more information.