Aug 16, 2022  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner

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Plan Description

Individuals who already have a master’s degree in nursing, and meet the admission qualifications will be allowed to take courses as a non-degree student. No degree will be awarded, but a certificate documenting completion of the course work will be provided and transcripts showing completion of the courses will be available. Each individual applicant will be evaluated to determine the courses required in order to complete the specific certificate program. Additional courses beyond the minimum courses needed for the certificate program may be required if the applicant’s earned MS in nursing lack courses required by the UNLV School of Nursing.

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Plan Admission Requirements

Application deadlines

Applications available on the UNLV Graduate College website.

Students must apply and submit all admission materials via the Grad Rebel Gateway system available through the Graduate College. The following items are required:

  1. Official transcripts of all course work for both baccalaureate and master’s degrees must be sent to the School of Nursing and Graduate College. Transcripts must show coursework in Advanced Physical Assessment, Advanced Pathophysiology, and Advanced Pharmacology. Additionally, if unofficial transcripts are available to the student, please upload to the Apply Yourself application. Nursing course work must have been completed at a nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
  2. Two letters of recommendation from either instructors or employers that speak to the applicant’s potential to complete the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner Program.
  3. Statement of 300 words describing the students’ professional goals and reason for seeking a nurse practitioner certificate.
  4. Current resume or curriculum vitae (CV).
  5. Current valid unencumbered and unrestricted RN license in state of residence.

All applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements.

Students are accepted into a certificate program as described in the Graduate Catalog. The faculty and corresponding sub-disciplines and sub-plans within the described programs are subject to change at any time.

Plan Requirements

Total Credits Required: 28

Course Requirements  

Required Courses – Credits: 28

NURS 701 - Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making for the FNP   

NURS 714 - Family Theory and Health Promotion  

NURS 740R - FNP Adult and Women’s Health  

NURS 750R - FNP Children and OB  

NURS 752 - Nurse Practitioner Business and Roles  

NURS 760R - FNP Geriatric and Chronic Illness  

NURS 761 - Clinical Synthesis  

Certificate Requirements 

Completion of a minimum of 28 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.

Plan Certificate Completion Requirements

The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation in MyUNLV by the appropriate deadline.