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Nursing Post Master's Certificate - Family Nurse Practitioner


The Post Master's graduate certificate is a degree level that is intermediate between the Master's degree and the doctorate. It provides students with the graduate didactic and clinical requirements necessary to practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is offered through a consortium of the six Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) universities: Austin Peay State University, East Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University, and The University of Memphis. It is designed to offer didactic/theory courses online through all six universities and to coordinate clinical study in each student's home area when possible. The consortium model allows TBR universities to share their most valuable resources to enrich program offerings. Classes are taught by faculty from all six universities. Faculty members are recognized experts in their content area, regardless of institution of employment.

The Master of Science in Nursing program is fully accredited through fall 2019 by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Degree Availability

Select a university from the list below to find out more about this certificate program. Upon completion, your certificate will be awarded and conferred by the institution you select as your home school.


Clinical Placement Procedures

Field placement is an integral component of the Nursing Post Master's certificate program. It engages you in supervised nursing practice, provides opportunities to apply classroom learning, and allows you to practice skills and learn the values and ethics of the profession while enhancing the health and well-being of patients. For more details about the clinical placement experience, including information about the process, procedures and required documentation, visit the home school links below:

Austin Peay State University
Middle Tennessee State University
Tennessee State University
Tennessee Technological University
University of Memphis