Department of Nursing

Upon graduating from any of the IPFW Nurse Practitioner programs, students will need to complete the Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam. The criteria for the exam will vary depending on the exam provider. Our nursing programs support both of the certification exams listed below. See below for exam requirements.

American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC) examValidation of Nursing Education Form required
Complete the required sections and submit it to Dr. Nila Reimer, PhD, RN, CNE, Director of the Graduate Nursing Programs, who will complete the required program validation sections and submit the form directly to ANCC.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Certification Exam -  A validation form is NOT required

For additional information, please visit the ANCC and AANP websites.