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Family Nurse Practitioner

Graduate Certificate


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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 31
Cost Per Credit: $1053
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College of Nursing

Program Details

The Family Nurse Practitioner certificate is a four-semester, part-time opportunity for working registered nurses. Campus experiences compliment online course content for learning and demonstrating health assessment skills. Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to take an FNP national board certifying examination.

The FNP certificate is not offered every year. Interested applicants should contact the College of Nursing Office of Student Affairs to verify that the certificate will be offered at the time of application.

To qualify for entry into the FNP graduate certificate program, you must have a Master of Science degree in nursing. The program requires a minimum of 38 units of clinical courses study and 810 clinical practica hours.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


The curriculum for this program includes:

NURS 572: Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics for Nursing
NURS 609a: Health Assessment
NURS 609c: Pediatric Health Assessment in Advanced Practice
NURS 501: Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology
NURS 542: Pediatric Pharmacotherapeutics
NURS 612: Pediatrics in Advanced Practice
NURS 620a: Introduction to Primary Care
NURS 620b: Advanced Primary Care
NURS 680: Women's Health in Advanced Practice Nursing
NURS 683: Advanced Practice Nursing Issues in the Care of Older Adults
NURS 693a: Clinical Residency