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Post-Master's Certificate Programs

Two programs are available through Saint Xavier University's graduate nursing program: the family nurse practitioner (FNP) post-master's certificate program and the nurse educator post-master's certificate program.

The family nurse practitioner (FNP) post-master's certificate program enables a nurse who already holds a master's degree in nursing to be prepared as a family nurse practitioner. The post-master's FNP certificate program of study is planned individually with each student, based upon previous course work and a thorough gap analysis with the SXU SON MSN-FNP track. Upon successful completion of the FNP course requirements, students will be eligible to sit for the FNP certification examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

The nurse educator post-master's certificate program assists a nurse who already holds a master's degree in nursing, or who is currently enrolled in the graduate nursing program at Saint Xavier University, to acquire the competencies necessary to practice as a nurse educator. Course content and activities reflect best practices in nursing education. The curriculum incorporates the Core Competencies of Nurse Educators as defined by the National League for Nursing (NLN). For detailed information, view our  Online Programs' website.