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Post-Graduate APRN Certificate (FNP)

A post-graduate APRN certificate option is available for students who have already earned a graduate degree with APRN certification and desire additional specialty certification as a family nurse practitioner. The student may take a post-graduate program of study of up to 24 credit hours. Individual portfolio review by the Graduate Affairs Committee will determine an applicant’s specific program of study. Students are awarded a certificate upon completion of the course of study and are eligible to sit for a national Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam. Post-graduate APRN students must earn at least a "B" (3.0) cumulative GPA in all courses to complete the program.
          Post-Graduate APRN Full-time Program of Study
          Post-Graduate APRN Part-time Program of Study

Information Sessions
To learn more about the APRN and other graduate nursing programs at Belmont University, please plan to attend an upcoming Information Session.  To register, click on the date you wish to attend.
          Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
          Sunday, November 13, 2016, 2:00 p.m.

How to Apply
The School of Nursing receives applications for admission and most applicant credentials for the DNP program exclusively through the Nursing Central Application Service (NursingCAS), provided by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) at

Application Steps

1. Create an account for your online application at

2. Log in to your application and complete all sections as directed.

3. As part of your application (in the Colleges Attended section), download Transcript Request Forms for each college attended to arrange for an official transcript to be sent to NursingCAS.

4. As part of your application, complete all sections in the Program Materials area.  Click on each tab at the top of the program page for instructions.

5. Submit your completed application to NursingCAS with the appropriate program designated.

6. Wait to hear from Belmont University via email regarding the status of your application.  Update your application file as necessary.

7. If selected to interview based on a preliminary review of your credentials, come to campus during one of the Friday interview days listed above.  Plan to be available on the interview day for up to 3 hours, typically beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Graduate Nursing  |  Phone: 615-460-6142
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