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Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Post-Master's Certificate

Specialize in caring for the needs of families. 

The Post-Master’s Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner is an ideal solution if you already have an MS in Nursing degree or its equivalent and want to become a family nurse practitioner. The curriculum focuses on health promotion, disease prevention and management of acute and chronic illness and injury. Clinical experiences are offered in a variety of health care settings in both urban and rural communities.

Completion of this specialization will make you eligible to take both the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Examination upon graduation.

*Note: The FNP certificate program is not offered every year. Please contact your admissions counselor to determine the next program start date.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format
On-campus courses

Credits for Completion
30-35 credit hours

Cost of Tuition
$910 per credit hour

Sample FNP Classes

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NR 637: Women's Health and Childbearing for the FNP

Introduces the foundation for the women's health care management process across the lifespan, examining the broad scope of women's health and prenatal care.

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NR 659: Primary Care of Children and Their Families

Examines growth and development, health maintenance, health promotion and disease prevention for children from birth through adolescence.

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NR 660: Primary Health Care Across the Lifespan

Develop skills in assessment, diagnosis, treatment, management, education and follow up of health maintenance exams, acute and chronic conditions and injuries.

Program Details

Get all the details on our Family Nurse Practitioner post-master's certificate, including course requirements and application materials.

How to Apply

To apply to the Family Nurse Practitioner post-master's certificate program, you will need: 

  • Completed online application
  • Completion of a NLN or AACN-CCNE accredited graduate-level nursing program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Minimum two years nursing work experience
  • Official degree-bearing transcripts 
  • Current resume
  • One-page personal statement
  • Three recommendation forms

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance and help you through the entire application process. 

Tuition and Fees

Program tuition: $910 per credit hour
Total program credits: 30-35

Regis also offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Visit Financial Aid for more information.

Important Dates

The FNP certificate program begins in August (Note: this program is not offered every year. Contact an admissions counselor to determine the next program start). 

Application opens: January 1

Application deadline: July 1

Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the application deadline.


A Culture of Excellence

The Post-Master's Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) is offered by the historic Loretto Heights School of Nursing within the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions.