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Family Nurse Practitioner - Post MS

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The Post Master Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program provides a program of study for master's-prepared nurses interested in taking the certification exam to practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner and builds upon the existing curriculum of the Family Nurse Practitioner concentration. The FNP Certificate program offers a formal program of study for students who already have the Master of Science in Nursing degree without requiring them to complete a second master's degree.

Distance Education Students Residing outside of Indiana:
Each of the states has its own approval processes for out-of-state institutions offering distance education.  While Indiana State University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all Indiana State University distance education programs may not be available in all states. Graduate Nursing Programs at Indiana State University are not available to residents of Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, or Wyoming, or International students. 

Map of states in which graduate nursing programs are available.

U.S. students who are in approved U.S. Territories must carry their own malpractice insurance and provide Certificate of Insurance upon enrollment.  

Student Achievement Outcome Data for All Programs

Application deadline

  • The Fall 2018 application cycle will open October 1, 2017

    • All applicants will now apply to the APN programs (MSN-FNP) via NursingCAS - The Centralized Application Service for Nursing Programs.
    • Deadline February 1, 2018


FNP Clinical Packet

Post MS FNP Frequently Asked Questions

The Post-Master's certificate is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
Federal financial aid is not available to students seeking a Post Master's certificate