Nursing Post-Master's FNP Certificate Program: FAQ

  • The fees for the FNP Certificate Program are $630/unit, amounting to $22,680 for the 36 units. Required books and materials come to around more than $1,000, for a total of around $24,000. Laboratory fees are included in the tuition.

    Other costs include:

    • Books/software/electronic sites $1800- $2000 for the program
    • TYPHON student case/database patient management
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  • SSU FNP courses will vary. Please see the current class schedule. Clinical courses (N509 and N549) for the semester are scheduled on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 

    While most of the MSN FNP didactic courses are on-line, the instructor of record of a...

  • The clinical component currently constitutes a minimum of 3 hours/clinical unit per week thus if you are registered for 3 units = 9 hours, 4 units = 12 hours etc. Please note that all clinical courses are 16 weeks in length. 

    N550 ABC FNP clinical course
    Times vary according to the needs of the clinical setting and the number of units
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  • The program shares responsibility with you in finding a clinical preceptor but has final review and approval overview.  At each site we will supply you with a list of approved preceptors, who have indicated they are willing to accept our students.   You are also encouraged to seek out new sites that may be more convenient to you travel-wise but within a 75 min. travel radius from the various...

  • Most of our students work part-time. Juggling class hours, clinical hours, and work schedules makes working more than 20-24 hours per week very difficult.  As a professional you need to make the decision that ensures your commitment supports a quality educational experience.  As an estimate class time and clinical responsibilities amount to 3-4 days/week.  You only go to graduate school once...

  • The program has full approval of the California BRN; graduates apply to the BRN to “hold-out” as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of California.  Graduates are eligible to sit for the ANCC/ANA, credential exam as a Family Nurse Practitioner and the AANP exam.  The program also covers the BRN didactic/course requirements for furnishing and schedule II furnishing.   SSU and the FNP program is...

  • Yes.

    • You must be able to fluently access the internet, use email, know how to upload and download files, be familiar with internet etiquette, and be able to use Moodle, SSU's Learning Management System.
    • Your computer should have enough memory and processing power to handle media-rich content, such as high-resolution video, Java applications, and real-time internet collaboration
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