About the Program
Graduates of the postgraduate Family Nurse Practitioner certificate program are prepared to deliver evidence-based direct patient care at an advanced practice level to individuals across the lifespan in primary care settings with an emphasis on rural healthcare. A blend of online and face-to-face course delivery ensures convenience and accessibility.
Students complete a minimum of 1000 hours of clinical practice preceptorship.
The South Dakota State University postgraduate certificate family nurse practitioner program meets ANCC's certification eligibility educational requirements. Students who complete these programs have the educational preparation to sit for the ANCC certification in the respective role and population. Applicants must also meet any additional eligibility criteria in effect when they apply for certification.
For required courses and more information, see the curriculum plan.