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.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

MCPHS University is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)

Additional Info

  • The program requires three on-campus residencies, each lasting 1-3 days.
  • Applicants must have a master's degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program, a valid nursing license in the state where clinicals will be completed, and current American Heart Association Certification for Healthcare Providers in CPR (BLS).

Restricted States

Alabama, Arizona, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, US Territories, International