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Do you want to grow your career?

Become a family nurse practitioner with a certificate from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

The Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate prepares registered nurses who already have master’s degrees to address the healthcare needs of rural and underserved communities. Advance your nursing education with a program that is designed around your working schedule.

  • Earn the certification in less than two years
  • Balance coursework with your professional and family responsibilities through this part-time program
  • The demand for family nurse practitioners is high in rural areas that have physician shortages
  • SMWC’s nursing program is accredited by the Indiana State Board of Nursing, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the regional Higher Learning Commission
  • Hands on learning with 500 clinical hours required focusing on family, women and children, and mental health conditions

Small is beautiful

Enjoy 13:1 student to faculty ratio.

Classes start in January 2020

This dynamic educational experience focuses on helping you serve rural and underserved communities.

Financial Aid Available

Start a conversation about all of your financial aid options.

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There’s nothing like it anywhere in the world

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is home to historic architecture, the shrine of the United States’ 8th Catholic saint, a bustling sports and recreation center, and a community of people who want to see you succeed.

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Meet program director Felicia Stewart

Family nurse practitioner and experienced nursing educator.

We are family

SMWC’s nursing students and faculty lift each other up and help each other succeed.

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Prepare for your future

Being a nurse practitioner can offer you many different career opportunities within midwifery, pediatrics, oncology, geriatrics as well as becoming a clinical nurse specialist, a nurse advocate or a nurse researcher.

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