Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be advanced practice to attend this course?

Functional Nurse Academy provides CEU's to LPNs, ADN, BSN and NP's. 

How do nurses order labs within their scope of practice?

Through partnerships with functional medicine laboratories. nurses have the option to order labs under the physician network using affordable wholesale pricing. Nurses who are not advanced practice use diagnostics to educate their clients about possible deficiencies and dysfunction in the body as well as to collaborate with their clients healthcare team to improve health outcomes. Depending on the NP's scope of practice in their state, they may be able to order under their NPI.  Lab ordering is unavailable in NJ, NY and RI.

Do I have access to the practitioner toolkit and other course materials after the course is completed?

After the 12 months of course access students are eligible for our yearly membership of just 195/year that will include continued access to course content and practitioner toolkit access.

When does enrollment open?

Functional Nurse Academy is currently self paced and prospective clients are welcome to enroll anytime.

How do I join the FNA live monthly mentorship?

Once you enroll in FNA you will be provided with a 2 month free trial of our live monthly mentorship program.  You can redeem this while you are enrolled in FNA or after you graduate.  If you decide to continue your mentorship after your trial it is just 50/month.  Your monthly mentorship sessions but be redeemed within 12 months of enrollment.

What is included in FNA live monthly mentorship?

FNA monthly mentorship includes library of past mentorship sessions, deep dive topics, case study presentations, toolkit updates, community membership and 1 live group session per month hosted by Melissa.  This session takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6-7pm CST and each session recording will be accessible for replay in the course platform.  

What if I can't make every live class?

Each live class will be recorded and uploaded to the session module. Each enrollee will have access to the power point slides and all course material.  Currently live classes are offered in the FNA monthly mentorship program.  (2 months of monthly mentorship is incuded upon enrollment)

Is this course nationally accredited?

Functional Nurse Academy is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Florida State Board of Nursing # 50-33409.  Florida CEU's are nationally recognized and accepted in all U.S states for the exception of RI, HI and NJ.  FNA graduates are also eligible for multiple board certification options through both the American Association of Natural Wellness Practitioners and the American Association of Natural Wellness Coaches.   FNA graduates are eligible for board certification through both the AANWP and AANWC in al 50 states. 

What board credentials will I be eligible for after completing FNA?

Our graduates are eligible for the following practitioner level board certifications through American Association of Natural Wellness Practitioners (AANWP)
  • Functional Medicine Nurse Specialist | BC-FMNS
  • Functional Medicine Practitioner | BC-FMP

Below are the coaching credentials that our graduates qualify for through the American Association of Natural Wellness Coaches (AANWC)
  • Functional Nurse Health Coach | BC-FNHC
  • Functional Health Coach | BC-FHC

How long will it take to complete this program?

Once you enroll you will have 12 months to complete the course.  Since it’s self-paced it is realistic to complete the course in as little as 6 weeks however the average course completion rate is 3 months.  After 12 months students can maintain access to the course platform, practitioner toolkit and all course materials for only 195 annually.

How do I generate my CEU's and certificate of completion?

In the final module labeled “CEU’ and Certificate of Completion” you will need to complete the required activities and then select “Claim my CEU’s” After you enter your license # and name your certificate of completion and CEU's will autogenerate. 

Do I need a  health coach credential in order to practice functional medicine?

Your nursing credentials are sufficient to practice functional medicine and to be eligible to order labs under a collaborating physician. Functional Nurse Academy has a partnership with Evexia Diagnostics, which allows nurses (LPN's, RN's and NP's) to order labs under the Evexia physician referral network.  Please note that lab ordering is not available in NY, NJ or RI. 

Will I be eligible for board certified in functional medicine after graduating?

Absolutely! FNA is a fully accredited program and our graduates are eligible for board certification as a Functional Medicine Nurse (BC-FMN) through the American Association of Natural Wellness Practitioners as well as board certification as a Functional Medicine Health Coach (BC-FHC) through the American Association of Natural Wellness Coaches. 

Can the CEU’s earned through FNA be applied towards the board certified nurse coach credential or other certification programs?

Functional Nurse Academy is approved for 90 CEU's which will qualify under general education for nursing continuing education
We recommend checking in with the certifying body for official confirmation. The tracking # for this course is 20-947767. Melissa Schreibfeder is the course creator and instructor for the program, she is a RN, BSN, NC-BC  and an approved continuing education provider # 50-33409