Top Nurse Practitioner Schools

Top schools offering Nurse Practitioner Programs:

University of Massachusetts
- It offers the Post Master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate to assist RNs who have Master's degrees in nursing to acquire the knowledge and clinical experience that will prepare them to sit for a gerontological, adult, or family nurse practitioner certification examination.
- The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

The University of Virginia
- The University prepares Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) either within the Master’s Program or as a post-Master's certificate. Full-time students can complete the Certificate in Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in 20 months.
- Students are qualified to sit for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The University of Texas at Arlington
- The Nurse Practitioner programs are available as degree-seeking MSN and as post-MSN certificate programs.
- Students seeking the MSN degree with NP preparation must meet the admission criteria. Students seeking a post-masters certificate must have completed an MSN from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program.
- The University of Texas at Arlington is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Sonoma State University
- The Family Nurse Practitioner Program in the Nursing Department offers a Master of Science in Nursing with FNP emphasis and a Post-Master's FNP Certificate.
- Graduates are eligible for and encouraged to seek national certification by taking either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) FNP exam or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner (AANP) exam.
- Sonoma State University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the California State Board of Education.

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