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Post Master’s Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Details

The online Certificate in Family NP program prepares advanced practice nurses to function as Family Nurse Practitioners. Among other skills, graduates possess the ability to: 

  • Demonstrate clinical judgement
  • Assume leadership roles in creating a compassionate and caring environment to promote comfort and prevent suffering
  • Advocate collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to the design of comprehensive care to individuals/families, communities, and populations
  • Utilize theory, clinical inquiry, and evidence-based nursing practice
  • Participate in the design, implementation, and evaluation of health care systems


  • Current unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse
  • A bachelor of science in nursing degree (preferred)
  • A master's of science degree in nursing
  • A minimum of 1 year full-time work experience as a registered nurse is required prior to registration in clinical or specialty courses
  • Requires two campus visits for all Post-Masters Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner students

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Duquesne University is unable to accept applications for admission to online programs and courses from students residing in: Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin.