Certificate of Advanced Studies in Family Nurse Practitioner
Utica College

Program Details

Utica College's online Certificate of Advanced Studies in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) will prepare those with a master's degree in nursing to broaden their knowledge base and pursue new career opportunities. The program is designed to expand your scope of nursing practice and equip you with the necessary skills to seek advancement in a variety of health care settings.

With a required 31 credits to complete the post-master's FNP certificate, you will focus on topics like advanced pharmacology, pathophysiology, and health assessment and diagnostic reasoning.

You may transfer in up to 9 credits for previously completed coursework equivalent to NUR 604 Advanced Pathophysiology, NUR 615 Advanced Pharmacology I, and NUR 611 Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning I.

The online FNP post-master's certificate is structured to support your preparation for national certification through American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Board (AANP). As you gain the experience to succeed in the certification process and as you satisfy the necessary 720 hours of practicum, you will ultimately be prepared to redirect your career as a family nurse practitioner.

Request more information about the online post-master's FNP certificate and start expanding your nursing expertise today.

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Utica College is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Applicaton Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Students are required to attend a three-day (Friday–Sunday) in-person immersion experience on the Utica College campus.

Restricted States

Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont