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Nursing Post-MSN FNP Certificate

Family Nurse Practitioner

Post-MSN Graduate Certificate Program

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The Post- MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate concentration provides a formal program of study for Master's-prepared nurses interested in taking the national certification exam to practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

The FNP Certificate program offers a formal program of study to meet this need for students who already have the Master of Science in Nursing degree without requiring them to complete a second Master's degree.


Program of Study

The Post- MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate includes 21 credit hours of coursework. 

You can find more information including curriculum and graduation requirements in the entry for the MSN, Post- MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Concentration, in the ETSU Graduate Catalog.


Post- MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program Admission Requirements

Admission to the program will be based on competitive selection from the pool of applicants who meet the School of Graduate Studies admission requirements.

Additional admission requirements for the Master of Science in Program include:

An unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Tennessee or the state in which the clinical assignments are completed.

Bachelors degree with an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Successful completion of a 3-semester hour or 4-quarter hour undergraduate level statistics course.

Graduate School TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language) score requirements vary by TBR universities. ETSU students must meet ETSU English language proficiency standards.

Submission of all application documentation required by the Graduate School at the home campus to which the student is referred.

Additional information can be found at the ETSU College of Post- MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate home page, or by contacting us using the form below.


Tuition, Fee, and Financial Assistance


ETSU Tuition and Fees

ETSU eRate (for out-of-state students taking ALL course work online in any semester)

Border County Information: Students in North Carolina and Virginia living in counties bordering Tennessee may receive in-state tuition. For more detailed tuition information based on your specific situation, please contact the ETSU Office of Admissions.

Student accounts, payment calendars, and payment plan information

ETSU Bursar Office

(423) 439-4212

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Step by Step Guide

Types of Aid

(423) 439-4300


Scholarship Information

(423) 439-7094



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