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Admissions Requirements

Post-MSN Family and Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate Programs

  • Master of Science in Nursing from an NLN or CCNE accredited institution
  • Pre-admission interview may be required
  • License to practice as a registered nurse in the state of New Jersey (license to practice in the state of Pennsylvania may be recommended)

Additional Requirements

  • CPR Certification
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Drug test
  • Liability Insurance for a student nurse practitioner
  • Adherence to the health requirements of the college and the school

Post-MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate for MSN-Prepared Adult and Geriatric NPs

  • Master of Science in Nursing from an NLN or CCNE Accredited institution
  • National certification as an Adult or Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Pre-admission interview may be required
  • License to practice as a registered nurse in the state of New Jersey (license to practice in the state of Pennsylvania may be recommended)
  • Certification to practice as an advanced practice nurse in New Jersey (advanced practice certification in the state of Pennsylvania may be recommended)
  • Successful completion of the following graduate level courses:
    • general pathophysiology
    • general pharmacology within the five years prior to admission into the program.
    • health assessment that includes content and laboratory/practical experiences related to all age groups and both genders.

Additional Requirements for accepted students

  • CPR Certification
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Drug test
  • Liability Insurance for a student nurse practitioner
  • Adherence to the health requirements of the college and the school
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