Post Master's Certificate for FNP

Why SHU?
The Post Master's Certificate Program at Sacred Heart University consists of 33 credit hours of study. Students in the Post Master's Certificate Program will take 33 credits of course work designed for the Nurse Practitioner. Prior Masters level courses in required content areas may be evaluated for transfer credit.

What does this degree prepare me for?

It is designed to prepare the student who currently possesses a Master's Degree in Nursing to become eligible for certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Course Work

Students in the Post Master's Certificate Program will take 33 credits of course work designed for the Nurse Practitioner. These courses provide the concentration in family and primary care.

Admission Criteria

  • MS in Nursing
  • Interview with the Program Coordinator
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Connecticut RN license
  • Basic Health Assessment course (30 hours or greater)

Applicants for the MSN program must submit the following application materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  • Online Graduate application and a non-refundable application fee.
  • Official transcript(s) from all colleges and universities previously attended.
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Current resume
  • Copy of current RN license
  • Successful interview with the Program Coordinator (can be scheduled once application materials are received)

Please send all application material to:

Ariana Balayan
Office of Graduate Admissions
Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825

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