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Whether you are a nurse practitioner in another area of focus or a non-clinical MSN, Walsh’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate will help you achieve your career goals and hone your leadership skills in advanced practice nursing. There’s no doubt that Family Nurse Practitioners are in demand in virtually all geographic locations and all clinical settings, and Walsh’s FNP Certificate program allows post master’s nurses to pursue their FNP certificate while working full time. The program includes didactic and clinical experiences that focus on the primary care needs of individuals, families and communities. The FNP Certificate program is designed for nurses who want to pursue positions in the diagnosis and treatment of health issues across the lifespan.

Who should consider the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate?

  • Master's-prepared nurses who would like to expand the scope of their practice

What makes Walsh's FNP Certificate Program unique?

  • Whether you come from an educational or clinical background, Walsh will customize your coursework to best match your level of experience and expertise.
  • Access to excellent faculty with real-world experience
  • Option to participate in a global experience 
  • Interprofessional venues with state of the art teaching modalities including simulation and active learning lab experience

Program Objectives Include:

  • Demonstrate approaches that enhance the family nurse practitioner's effectiveness in working in an interpersonal manner
  • Synthesize theoretical, scientific and contemporary knowledge for the assessment and management of both health and illness states, health promotion, disease prevention, and treatment of all patients
  • Ensure quality of care through consultations 
  • Analyze situations to improve health outcomes for patients, communities and systems by overseeing and directing the delivery of clinical services within an interprofessional system of health care 

Program Delivery

The FNP Certificate program is offered using a distance learning methodology*. Face to face classroom experiences are held at the main campus in North Canton, Ohio in conjunction with online methods.

(Please note that federal financial aid is not offered for this program.)

*Online refers to the definition from the Higher Learning Commission: Distance-delivered courses are those in which all or the vast majority (typically 75% or more) of the instruction and interaction occurs via electronic communication, correspondence, or equivalent mechanisms, with the faculty and students physically separated from each other

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