GWU Hunt School of Nursing students

By completing the Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate, registered nurses holding a master’s degree will have the knowledge and clinical experience needed to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner national certification exam.

Graduate Admissions

The Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate is a 36-credit-hour program in which master's-educated nurses are prepared for a direct patient care advanced-practice role. Family Nurse Practitioners provide primary care for individuals across their lifespan, from birth to older adult. Clinical placement will be arranged in conjunction with GWU faculty and may be completed near the student’s home.

The course delivery is hybrid, offering a mix of online delivery and face-to-face learning environments. More than 50 percent of course work will be completed on the GWU main campus in Boiling Springs, N.C. Typical campus sessions are scheduled 4-6 Fridays and/or Saturdays per semester. The MSN – FNP program is eight semesters. The Post-Master’s FNP certificate program is seven semesters in length.

- Graduate School application

- Official graduate school transcripts to:
Gardner-Webb University
Digital Learning
PO Box 1896
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

Or official electronic transcripts to gradinfo@gardner-webb.edu

- Immunization Records - HepB and Varicella (series’ or titers) and a Tb record less than one year old, faxed to 704-406-3504

- Criminal Background Check from the state in which you reside and any other state in which you have lived during the past ten years, package code GA98

- Three professional or academic references using the provided forms

- Current, unrestricted RN license

- FNP applicants only: The Verification of RN Practice Hours/Statement of Description on the provided form

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