What You’ll Learn
This part-time program is designed for nurse practitioners who are currently not a Family Nurse Practitioner, but wish to complete the coursework necessary to expand their scope of practice and establish eligibility for Family Nurse Practitioner licensure.
Nurses with a Masters in Nursing Education or Leadership are not eligible for this program but may apply to the full masters degree program and may be eligible to transfer up to 9 credits of previous coursework.
- Non-clinical courses are 100% online
- Clinical courses are hybrid and are scheduled on up to three Friday evenings and Saturdays each semester
The CAS curriculum is individually tailored to address additional knowledge needed to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. Once admitted, the program director will review your transcript and professional background to complete a personalized gap analysis, determining the required coursework needed to be eligible for Family Nurse Practitioner licensure. For most nurse practitioners with advanced standing, the program will take approximately 16 credit hours.
Upon completion of the program, nurse practitioners will be eligible to sit for the National Licensure Exam as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
The career outlook for Family Nurse Practitioners is strong. We are currently seeing an increase in demand for primary care providers within the Rochester area, New York State and throughout the United States.
- Master’s degree from an accredited nursing program
- Related and relevant recent work experience in an advanced practice nursing role (minimum of one year, two is preferred.)
- National certification in an advanced practice nurse practitioner specialty is preferred.
All applicants must complete the multi-step process managed by the Center for Graduate Studies.
- Determine your applicant type
- Submit application
- Request all official transcripts
- Review and submit required application materials through the Application Status Portal
- International applicants must also submit international materials
Please contact the graduate program director, Dr. Elizabeth Heavey, regarding application to this program.
The master’s degree program and the certificate of advanced study program in Nursing at SUNY Brockport are by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.
This accreditation ensures that when attaining your master’s degree or certificate of advanced study as a Family Nurse Practitioner, the student will meet the highest standards available, allowing you to perform at the highest level possible after attaining your degree.
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