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Graduate Certificate (Post-Master’s) in Advanced Practice Registered Nursing (APRN) – Family Nurse Practitioner

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August 19, 2024
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This post-master’s online certificate in Advanced Practice Registered Nursing (APRN) with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) is designed to offer expert preparation for those who have completed a graduate nursing degree (such as MSN or DNP) to become eligible to sit for additional APRN licensure. With this FNP concentration, you can learn to use and educate others on advanced clinical judgment and practice to evaluate, diagnose and manage a care plan for individuals and families.

  • Become highly marketable as an expert clinician and scholar in primary care and advanced nursing.
  • Combine the nurturing of holistic education that encompasses the whole-human and a grounded Christian worldview.
  • Be mentored by faculty who hold the highest degrees in their field. Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for four years (2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023).

The curricula, including the practicum requirements of the Nursing programs offered at Regent University, are written to adhere to the requirements outlined by the Virginia Board of Nursing. However, the rules and regulations vary from state to state. Regent University’s School of Nursing works to ensure our out-of-state enrolled students can utilize practicum sites outside of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Still, we cannot guarantee placement in every state due to ever-changing requirements and regulations. You are urged to check with the regulator in each state where you intend to undertake practicum or to practice to determine the impact of that state’s requirements on your attendance at Regent University.

Regent University is currently not admitting students residing in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Louisiana, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, South Dakota, and Wyoming. This is not a comprehensive list, and due to the ever-changing requirements and regulations, this list is subject to change on an ongoing basis. Prospective students are urged to verify requirements with their state of residence and/or intended practice.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

This certificate is intended to help you advance your career as a nursing leader and an expert in family-focused healthcare.

This post-master’s certificate consists of 26 specialty credits:

This comprehensive evaluation is for Program concentrations. Students participate in a scheduled face-to-face (or video) activity and demonstrate a comprehensive advanced physical assessment following NURS 550 course and prior to participating in APRN practicum courses. Demonstration of specific skills related to Advanced Practice Nursing.
The focus of this Family Nurse Practitioner specific course explores primary health care problems and family care approaches in the pediatric and adolescent populations. Emphasis is placed on assessment and management of care and health promotion in these populations and as it relates to traditional and non-traditional family units.
The focus of this Family Nurse Practitioner specific course aligns with the management of acute illnesses and disease in the provision of primary care across the lifespan. Care strategies appropriate to the developmental processes across the lifespan, will be discussed.
The focus of this Family Nurse Practitioner specific course is care management of chronic and complex health conditions, the process of diagnosis, and treating the family unit, within the primary and community care settings.
This course will explore current clinical concepts and diagnoses related to the care of healthy and pregnant women. The specific practice roles and importance of interprofessional relationships will be discussed.
Clinically synthesize knowledge, skills, and advanced practice competencies of a Family Nurse Practitioner across the lifespan. Settings include acute illnesses and geriatric populations. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate competencies in safe, collaborative, evidenced-based and ethical in a variety of healthcare delivery systems through clinical experiences, class content and other assignments and activities.
Clinically synthesize knowledge, skills, and advanced practice competencies of a Family Nurse Practitioner across the lifespan. Care settings include acute care women’s health and pediatric care. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate competencies that are safe, collaborative, evidenced-based and ethical in a variety of healthcare delivery systems through clinical experiences, class content and other assignments and activities.
Clinically synthesize knowledge, skills, and advanced practice competencies of a Family Nurse Practitioner providing care across the lifespan. Care setting competencies focus on primary care skills and clinical decision-making in populations with acute, chronic, complex, pediatric or women’s health disorders. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate competencies that are safe, collaborative, evidenced-based and ethical in a variety of healthcare delivery systems through clinical experiences, class content and other assignments and activities.
This is a comprehensive review and practice exam designed to demonstrate competencies for the nurse practitioner population specialty of an APRN students preparing for the licensure examination.

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu  and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial transcripts to regent.edu/items. Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACESAACRAO, or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Complete an Admissions Questionnaire

Please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests. This should only take a few minutes to complete but please answer the questions completely and thoughtfully. This gives us a better opportunity to get to know you and align your objectives with our programs. Once completed, it will be sent directly to an admissions counselor who will be in touch with you right away to help complete the rest of your application.

Step 4: Submit Your Resume

In order to be admitted to the APRN certificate, you must submit a resume showing one year of full-time clinical RN experience before entering the degree. Applicants with less than two years of full-time clinical experience will need to submit an employment verification letter from their employer(s) detailing their position(s) and dates of employment. The letter should utilize the company’s official letterhead. Please submit to regent.edu/items.

Step 5: Submit Your Nursing & APRN Licenses

To be admitted to the APRN certificate, you must submit an active unencumbered/unrestricted Registered Nurse license and APRN license from your state of practice. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.

Step 6: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.

Step 7: Faculty Interview

Interviews for the APRN certificate are by invitation only after review of the completed application by School of Nursing faculty. Interviews are held virtually with faculty and will take place via Zoom or Skype to best assist with an interactive interview experience for our applicants. It is expected that the candidate will be willing to discuss personal history within the interview process. Additional details will be provided to those invited for an interview.

Applicants invited to the virtual interview should keep in mind that an interview does not assure admission. The School of Nursing reserves the right to determine in its sole discretion whether a candidate is suitable for admission to the APRN certificate.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Certificate of Graduate StudiesTuition Cost Per Credit HourTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Certificate
Advanced Practice Registered Nursing (APRN)$58026$15,080

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

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