Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Post-Master’s Certificate Program graduates obtain the necessary skills and knowledge needed to assess, diagnose and manage patients along the continuum of health. FNP professionals care for patients across the lifespan in a wide array of primary care settings including clinics, offices and other community settings.
Prospective students must have a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited institution to apply. An additional year or more of clinical nursing experience is also required. Graduates of the Post-Master’s Certificate FNP program will have met the criteria for taking both the ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) and AANP (American Academy of Nurse Practitioners) certification exams.
The FNP Post-Master’s Certificate Program is not eligible for financial aid or financial assistance. However, a payment plan is available through the Bursar’s Office. For more information, please click here.
Want to know what to expect from UC’s Post-Master’s FNP online program? Hear from program director Sherry Donaworth, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FPCNA. In this video, you’ll hear Dr. Donaworth talk about the importance of clinically practicing faculty, how she prepares students for success and what you can expect to gain from the online Post-MSN FNP program.
For nurses, compassion, empathy and critical thinking go without saying. University of Cincinnati nurses build on these traits to become leaders in whichever setting they choose to work.
For over a decade, we have pioneered online nursing education across the nation. Our mission is to ensure our graduates are empowered to think critically; advocate for patients and the profession; and explore, generate and apply nursing knowledge in any setting.
* ANCC certification pass rates are based on 2022 graduates. Data published 3/10/2023.
Our online nursing programs are nationally recognized for our academic standards, diversity and inclusion efforts, technology application, and research activity.
The University of Cincinnati Post-graduate Certificate in Nursing Program (all tracks except AGACNP, NNP, and ACPNP tracks are delivered via distance education) holds pre-accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037. 202-909-2487. Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial accreditation by NLN CNEA will be received.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, family nurse practitioner job growth is projected to increase by 38% through 2032 due to an interest in preventative care combined with an aging population in need of healthcare services.
A family nurse practitioner works closely with patients throughout the course of their lives, helping them reach greater wellness and happiness through health. To excel in this career field, nurses must be compassionate and dedicated to forming a bond of trust with their patients.
FNPs provide a wide range of healthcare services and when you get your Post-MSN FNP from University of Cincinnati, you open yourself up to a career in a diverse range of settings.
FNPs can look forward to promising careers in fields such as:
If you are an employee or member of one of our partner organizations, you may be eligible for a tuition scholarship.
Yes. The vast majority of our students work throughout their time in their academic program. It is important to assess course load and financial aid to understand how to balance school and work.
If possible, students may cut down on their work hours during a clinical portion of a program.
Most of our programs do not require onsite visits, but there is one exception. If you are interested in pursuing the Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Midwifery, you will have 1 skills intensives that takes place on campus.
Programs can be completed full-time or part-time. Many programs are set up to be part-time, with most containing fewer than 10 credit hours in any given semester. We know you have a lot going on, so want to make sure that school can fit into your schedule. Note: There are some exceptions.
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