2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
    May 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Masters Certificate


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California Licensed Registered Nurses who hold a Master of Science degree from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation may complete the Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate. 

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program prepares students through didactic education and clinical supervision, to provide comprehensive, quality primary health care to individuals across the lifespan. With an emphasis on preventative care, graduates make significant contributions to underserved populations. 

Additional Admissions Requirements


Admission standards for graduate studies at California Baptist University can be found in the admissions section of the University Catalog.  In addition, each candidate must meet the following requirements for this program:

  • Additional Grade Point Average
    • A minimum 3.0 GPA for admission
  • Master of Science degree in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the evaluated equivalency.
  • An active, unencumbered California Registered Nursing (RN) License
  • Professional resume with a Minimum of one (1) year of work experience as an RN is required for APRN concentrations (Nurse Practitioner)
  • Complete a successful interview with the College of Nursing
  • Students are expected to work as a registered nurse during the program to gain clinical experience
  • Prerequisites (completed with a “B-” or better):
    • NUR 555 Advanced Pathophysiology 
    • NUR 558 Advanced Pharmacology* 
    • NUR 560 Advanced Assessment
  • Required clearances (upon admission):
    • CPR Certification
    • Background Check Clearance
    • Health Clearance
    • Drug Testing
    • Proof of Health Insurance
    • Proof of Motor Vehicle Insurance

*The Advanced Pharmacology course must be completed within the last 5 years of the date of application for the Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Number (unless the applicant has an active California Furnishing number).

Program Requirements (28 units)


California Licensed Registered Nurses who hold a Master of Science degree from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation may complete the Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate. Upon successful completion of the course work, required clinical hours, and any other criteria deemed necessary by the appropriate certification agency, the student will be eligible to apply for a certificate from California Baptist University and will be eligible to apply for national certification.

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