Long Island University

School of Health Professions

Advanced Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner


1 University Plaza

Brooklyn, NY 11201

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Advanced Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The 41-credit Advanced Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner offers nurses who already have earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in nursing, with the opportunity to increase their expertise in the area of care for family members in a variety of settings including clinics, hospitals, ambulatory care centers, schools, homes and workplaces.

This program is presented in a blended format. All courses are web-enhanced using Blackboard. Basic computer skills are required.

Approximately 45% of the class sessions are delivered online with the remaining class sessions delivered face-to-face.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

Select relevant theoretical, scientific, and clinical knowledge to design, provide, and evaluate safe advanced nursing care to diverse clients in multiple settings. Formulate leadership behaviors that promote interprofessional collaboration and communication, fiscal accountability, system change, advocacy for the elimination of health disparities, and the provision of quality care. Monitor and assess outcomes to create quality improvement and safety initiatives that promote a just culture of safety and excellence in organizational systems. Build and lead collaborative interprofessional teams to evaluate and translate evidence into practice to enhance quality and improve healthcare outcomes. Evaluate and manage the appropriate use of technology to evaluate outcome data, promote safe practice environments and effective communication, and educate patients and members of the healthcare team to improve healthcare outcomes. Advocate, shape, and integrate policy that influences social determinants of health, equitable access to care, reduces health care disparities, and promotes the advancement of the nursing profession. Demonstrate effective assessment, planning, implementation, design and evaluation strategies in caring for individuals and groups regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, socioeconomic status, culture, health care beliefs, and religion while working with and understanding the roles of all members of the interprofessional team. Design, implement, and evaluate evidence-based patient centered culturally appropriate clinical prevention strategies to promote health and health education, prevent disease and reduce risk among individuals and populations at the local, national, and global levels. Value life-long learning and continuing professional development that prepares graduate nurses to influence the delivery of safe quality care to diverse populations in a variety of settings and in a variety of roles.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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