Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Family Nurse Practitioner
MCPHS University

Program Details

The online Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Family Nurse Practitioner program from MCPHS University is designed for nurses who are interested in becoming eligible for the national certification and advance practice licensure as a family nurse practitioner. The program helps students diagnose and manage common primary care problems through assessments, decision-making reasoning processes, and health maintenance. Graduates are prepared to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certification Exam and practice in a variety of settings such as community health clinics, general practice clinics, and more.


  • Ability to attend two required on site (MCPHS-Worcester) residencies
  • A master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program by either Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education (CCNE) or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
  • A post-graduate grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better
  • One year of full-time RN employment prior to the program start date
  • A valid nursing license in the state in which you intend to complete your clinical experience
  • Current American Heart Association Certification for Healthcare Providers in CPR (BLS)

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education