The Indiana University East School of Nursing and Health Sciences received notification that it had a 100 percent pass rate of all student nurses taking the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) exam. Twelve graduate nursing students took the exam.
The AANPCB national certification examinations are competency-based examinations for nurse practitioners to reflect their knowledge and expertise in the role and population area of education and serves to help ensure the health, welfare, and safety of the public through assessing professional competence.
The Family Nurse Practitioner concentration is available through the School of Nursing and Health Science Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program. The FNP program prepares registered nurses with advanced practice nursing skills to meet the growing regional demand for health care, as well as to address critical shortages of primary care providers.
Paula Baumann, interim associate dean of graduate nursing programs, said, “It is important for IU East to offer a rigorous program for our F.N.P. students so they are prepared to work for our clinical partners and serve the residents of our community with the highest quality of primary health care possible. Our students achieving a 100 percent certification pass rate is continued evidence of the excellence of our students and the quality of our graduate faculty and M.S.N. program.”
The Family Nurse Practitioner program is currently accepting applications for the next cohort which will start in spring 2020.