Post Master’s Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner
Duquesne University

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


  • BSN from an accredited program
  • MSN, preferred
  • Current unencumbered RN license
  • One year full-time work experience, minimum, prior to registration in clinical or specialty courses

School Accreditation Statement

Duquesne University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) — an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Restricted States

Alabama, Louisiana, New York, Tennessee, Washington, Arizona