Post-MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Goshen College offers a Post-MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program for individuals who have earned a master’s degree in nursing as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in a specialty other than Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). The program is built on a tradition of excellence in nursing education at the undergraduate and graduate program levels versed in the core values of the college. The program is conveniently designed with courses meeting once per week during late afternoon and evening hours.

Why choose Goshen College?

  • Small class sizes with one-on-one relationships with professors and peers
  • Classes meet Tuesdays from 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • One course at a time
  • Commitment to quality graduate education
  • Built upon the liberal arts tradition with a focus on providing healthcare for the culturally diverse and underserved population organized around the Goshen College core values
  • Excellent relationships with clinical agencies
  • Graduates have high rate of job placement with competitive salaries
  • Fully accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

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  • A master’s degree in nursing as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
  • The requirements for individual students will vary depending on coursework that is acceptable for transfer into Goshen College. Transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis to determine an appropriate plan of study.

Length and start date

Length: Between one year (if you need 18 credit hours) and two years (if you need 33 credit hours)

Fall 2019 start date: August 27, 2019

Program cost (2018-19)

  • Per credit hour: $650
  • Program fee per year: $170
  • Purchase of textbooks is the student’s responsibility


A minimum of 18 credit hours and a maximum of 33 credit hours at GC are required from among these courses:

NURS 500, Foundations for Leadership (3 credits)
NURS 510, Healthcare Ethics (2 credits)
NURS 520, Advanced Pathophysiology (3 credits)
NURS 522, Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing (3 credits)
NURS 524, Advanced Health Assessment (3 credits)
NURS 602, Theoretical & Conceptual Foundations (3 credits)
NURS 604, Promoting Health in Vulnerable Populations (3 credits)
NURS 606, Research I (3 credits)
NURS 607, Research II (2 credits)
NURS 540, Health and Illness in Pediatrics (6 credits)
NURS 542, Health and Illness in Women (6 credits)
NURS 544, Health and Illness in Adults (6 credits)
NURS 608, Transition to Practice (5 credits)

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