Nursing (Graduate Programs)

State Licensure and Certification Requirements

Family Nurse Practitioner (Advanced Practice Nurse Certification)

Marymount’s graduate programs in nursing (Master of Nursing  — Family Nurse Practitioner track (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Family Nurse Practitioner post-master’s certificate) all meet all the academic requirements to sit for certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (Advanced Practice Nurse) offered by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). These programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

As advanced practice degrees, these programs DO NOT prepare students for initial licensure as registered nurses. Students are required to have a valid nursing license as an RN in order to enroll in these programs.

**MSN/DNP/FNP post-master’s certificate applicants have to apply for ANP certification directly from ANCC or AANP. The state board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional certification. Additional requirements such as state-specific examinations, background checks, fees, additional training, experience and coursework, etc. may apply.

Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements prior to enrolling in this program.

Last Update: May 2020

State State Licensure Board Disclosure Additional Information
Alabama Alabama Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Alabama certification requirements
Alaska Alaska Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Alaska certification requirements
Arizona Arizona State Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Arizona certification requirements
Arkansas Arkansas State Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Arkansas certification requirements
California California Board of Registered Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. California certification requirements
Colorado Colorado Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Colorado certification requirements
Connecticut Connecticut Department of Public Health, Board of Examiners for Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Connecticut certificationrequirements
Delaware Delaware Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Delaware certification requirements
District of Columbia District of Columbia Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. DC certification requirements
Florida Department of Health Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Florida certification requirements
Georgia Georgia Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Georgia certification requirements
Hawaii Hawaii Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Hawaii certification requirements
Idaho Idaho Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Idaho certification requirements
Illinois Illinois Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Illinois certification requirements
Indiana Indiana State Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Indiana licensure requirements
Iowa Iowa Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Iowa certification requirements
Kansas Kansas Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Kansas certification requirements
Kentucky Kentucky Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Kentucky certification requirements
Louisiana Louisiana State Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC.. Louisiana certification requirements
Maine Maine State Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Maine certification requirements
Maryland Maryland Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Maryland certification requirements
Massachusetts Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Massachusetts certification requirements
Michigan Michigan Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Michigan certification requirements
Minnesota Minnesota Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Minnesota certification requirements
Mississippi Mississippi Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Mississippi certification requirements
Missouri Missouri Division of Professional Registration These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Missouri certification requirements
Montana Montana Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Montana certification requirements
Nebraska Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Nebraska certification requirements
Nevada Nevada State Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Nevada certificaation requirements
New Hampshire New Hampshire Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. New Hampshire certification requirements
New Jersey New Jersey Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. New Jersey certification requirements
New Mexico New Mexico Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. New Mexico certification requirements
New York New York Office of the Professions These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. New York certification requirements
North Carolina North Carolina Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. North Carolina certification requirements
North Dakota North Dakota Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. North Dakota certification requirements
Ohio Ohio Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Ohio certification requirements
Oklahoma Oklahoma Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Oklahoma certification requirements
Oregon Oregon State Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Oregon certification requirements
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Pennsylvania certification requirements
Rhode Island RI Department of Health, Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Rhode Island certification requirements
South Carolina South Carolina Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. South Carolina certification requirements
South Dakota South Dakota Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. South Dakota certification requirements
Tennessee Tennessee Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Tennessee certificataion requirements
Texas Texas Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Texas certification requirements
Utah Utah Department of Commerce,Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Utah certification requirements
Vermont Board of Nursing — VT Secretary of State’s Office These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Vermont certification requirements
Virginia Virginia Department of Health Professions Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Virginia certification requirements
Washington Nursing Care and Quality Assurance Commission These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Washington certification requirements
West Virginia West Virginia RN Board These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. West Virginia certification requirements
Wisconsin Wisconsin Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Wisconsin certification requirements
Wyoming Wyoming State Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Wyoming certification requirements
American Samoa American Samoa Health Services Regulatory Board These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. n/a
Contact AS Regulatory Board for requirements
Guam Guam Board of Nurse Examiners These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Guam certification requirements
Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. Northern Mariana Islands certification requirements
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Board of Nursing These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC.. n/a
Contact Puerto Rico Board of Nursing for requirements
U.S. Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure These programs MEET educational requirements to pursue professional certification offered by AANP or ANCC. n/a
Contact U.S. Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure