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Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Post-Graduate Certificate

Specialize in caring for the needs of families.

The Post-Graduate 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 certificate program is offered to applicants that live and work in rural Colorado, out of state or who are employed by Denver Health, Clinica Family Services or Peak Vista Community Health Centers. Please contact your admissions counselor to determine your eligibility.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format
Web-based classroom
1x per week from 8 am - 5 pm

Credits for Completion
30-35 credit hours

Tuition for the 23-24 Academic Year
$965 per credit hour

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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.

How to Apply

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

  • Complete NursingCAS online application
  • Nursing Master’s degree from an NLN or AACN-CCNE accredited program
  • Minimum two years nursing work experience
  • Official degree-bearing transcripts
  • Current resume
  • One-page personal statement
  • Three NursingCAS 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

Tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year: $965 per credit hour
Total program credits: 30-35
Tuition is one part of the overall cost of attendance, which includes all expenses students may have, including basic living costs. For more information about tuition, fees and your estimated cost of attendance, visit our Cost of Attendance for Adult Undergraduates and Graduate Students page. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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: The certificate program is offered to applicants that live and work in rural Colorado, out of state or who are employed by Denver Health, Clinica Family Services or Peak Vista Community Health Centers. Please contact your admissions counselor to determine your eligibility).

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