Bulletin/Catalog Year 2018-2019
College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
School of Nursing
Dr. Rebecca Corvey
Director, School of Nursing
Location: McCord Building, Room 218
Dr. Michelle Robertson
Coordinator, Professor of Nursing
Location: McCord Building, Room 313
The School of Nursing offers a Family Nurse Practitioner certificate. This program is designed for individuals who have already earned a MSN degree and who have a desire to provide comprehensive health care services, in a primary care setting, to patients across the lifespan.
Students completing the certificate program are eligible to sit for the AANP or ANCC FNP certification examination.
The program is flexible to meet the needs of practicing nurses.
Students who have received a MSN are eligible to apply for the Nursing certificates. Certificates are available in Family Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Education. A post-master’s applicant must have a minimum of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the Master’s degree. The Bachelor’s degree GPA will also be considered. Certificate students choosing the FNP option will be required to provide proof of completion of Advanced Pathophysiology (3 credit hours), Advanced Pharmacology (3 credit hours), and Advanced Physical Assessment (3/1 credit hours). If the student has not successfully completed the required courses, or the courses taken are not comparable to those required by the MSN program at APSU, the student will be required to complete those before beginning the clinical components of the curriculum.