- Brookings Main Campus
- Rapid City
- Sioux Falls
Evidence-based care to improve health.
Graduates of the Post-Graduate 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 who have completed graduate nursing courses in pharmacology, pathophysiology, and advanced health assessment in the last five years may be able to apply those courses towards certificate requirements. Students complete a minimum of 1000 hours of clinical practicum. Graduates are eligible for certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner from either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Certification Program (AANPCP).
Is it for you?
This program will be a good fit if you:
- Hold master's degree in nursing
- Like to collaborate with others
- Have strong communication skills
- Are interested in caring for people's health
- Are an effective problem solver
- Family nurse practitioner in primary care settings