Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Post-Master's Certificate program prepares nurses to diagnose and manage common and complex medical conditions in children and adults. UC's program is fully online, flexible, reputable and affordable.

Certification & Career

Graduates are eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) certification exam.

  • 2020 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Certification┬áPass┬áRate: 96%

The program offers clinical experiences caring for clients across the lifespan, creating a wide variety of job opportunities. Common employment settings for family nurse practitioners include private practice, health departments and primary care clinics.

Required Experience

Nurses must have a minimum of one year of RN work experience prior to applying to the program.

Clinical Hours

Students spend a minimum of 504 hours of clinical time with experienced preceptors from all specialties. The preceptors work one-on-one with students, guiding them through clinical hours.


The plan of study for the program is individualized and depends on students' previous master's coursework. To view courses that could be requried, see the schema for the master's FNP program.


If you have specific questions about the program, contact the Office of Student Recruitment at 513-558-8400 or