Family Nurse Practitioner

The Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate option is intended to prepare the master’s-prepared clinical nurse specialist or nurse practitioner who desires formal education and clinical training in family-focused primary care in order to become eligible to apply for certification and advanced practice licensure as a family nurse practitioner. This Post-Master’s Certificate option builds on the existing curriculum of the FNP specialty.
The plan of study includes all the required courses currently offered in the FNP specialty except for the research courses. For purposes of student eligibility for certification, all FNP required courses must be taken at the Yale School of Nursing or challenged by either examination or demonstration of similar course content in the student’s previous master’s program. Plans for full-time and part-time study may be found on the School’s Web site.
Clinical courses are supervised by the FNP faculty. Clinical sites are arranged by faculty for students; in some cases, students may arrange for sites and preceptors with faculty approval.