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Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner – Curriculum

Program Requirements

37 credits

Program Code: NURS_SCT02

This post-master’s certificate program is designed for registered nurses who have earned a master’s degree in nursing and who wish to become Family Nurse Practitioners. After completion of the program, graduates can sit for a Family Nurse Practitioner national certification exam.

Required Courses

NURS 503Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice
NURS 504Advanced Human Pathophysiology
NURS 603Individual, Family, and Community Systems
NURS 633Advanced Holistic Health Assessment
NURS 636Primary Care I
NURS 637Primary Care III
NURS 638Primary Care II
NURS 643Primary Care of the Childbearing Family
NURS 690Practicum in the Nurse Practitioner Role


TCNJ is currently accepting applications for the RN-BSN program, but owing to exceptionally high enrollment and retention, the Department of Nursing has no capacity for external transfer students seeking admission to the undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program for the 2023-2024 academic year. This notice will be updated if capacity allows for applications to be submitted through the Office of Admissions for the 2023-2024 academic year