Students already possessing a master's degree in nursing have the opportunity to pursue a family nurse practitioner certificate. Students are admitted to the family nurse practitioner certificate program on a full-time basis to complete the requirements in four semesters. After completing coursework, students are eligible to sit for national certification examinations. Prerequisites: There are two required prerequisite courses for the Post Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Program; students must have completed Advanced Health Assessment and Advanced Pathophysiology at UAH or another institution prior to applying to the program. Courses Credits Advanced Health Assessment 3 Pathophysiology 3 Post Master's Program of Study: Students normally begin classes in the Fall semester which meets 7 times per semester with last class being the final exam to allow for full-time employment; students enrolling in the program will complete the requirements in four semesters. The program of study is as follows: FALL SEMESTER I NUR 610 FNP I (168 clinical hours) 6 SH SPRING SEMESTER NUR 611 FNP II (168 clinical hours) 6 SH NUR 607 Pharmacology 3 SH SUMMER SEMESTER NUR 612 FNP III (168 clinical hours) 6 SH FALL SEMESTER II NUR 613 FNP IV (168 clinical hours) 6 SH Total classroom: 27 semester hours Total clinical: 672 clinical hours Clinical Experience: The UAH College of Nursing currently maintains over 600 contracts with clinical agencies and preceptors. You will be matched with a preceptor who meets your particular background and needs, and you can request a preceptor close to where you live. Clinical experience is earned outside of your classes. Admission Requirements: Applicants for this program must: Hold a master's degree in nursing from an accredited institution. Complete UAH Application for Graduate Admission (sent to the Graduate Studies office). Submit official copies of transcripts from each college/university attended (sent to the Graduate Studies office). Submit two recommendation forms - one to be completed by a person familiar with the applicant's clinical ability, and one by a person familiar with the applicant's academic ability (sent to the Office of Graduate Programs). Have completed two prerequisite courses: 1) Advanced Health Assessment, and 2) Pathophysiology. Complete and submit the Nursing Graduate Application to the Office of Graduate Programs by April 1. Current unrestricted RN license in the state of Alabama or eligibility for an Alabama license. Alabama license must be obtained prior to enrollment in graduate courses. Meet all health and background/drug clearance requirements. Primary Care Primary Care-Family/Individual across lifespan total clinical hours: 672. Of the 672 hours, 40 hours must be in pediatrics; 40 hours must be in women's health (8 of the 40 hours must be in OB); and 500 hours must be in primary care; the remaining hours would include clinical seminar, pre-approved CE's, pre-approved special research hours.