Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner
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Meet Sherry Donaworth, DNP, ACNP, FNP, UC’s Post-MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program director. The session will also cover program admission requirements, the application process and include an interactive Q&A.


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UC Nursing USNWR 2023 BadgeFor 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.

The University of Cincinnati’s online nursing programs are nationally recognized for our academic standards, diversity and inclusion efforts, technology application and research activity. Our programs are taught by faculty who are clinically up-to-date, practicing nurses and boast a Post-MSN FNP Certification exam pass rate of 100% in 2022*.

The baccalaureate, Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, D.C. 20001. Contact CCNE at 202-887-6791. CCNE is the accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

View our UC Online Post-MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Infographic.

* ANCC certification pass rates are based on 2022 graduates. Data published 3/10/2023.

What will I learn in a Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner program?

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.

Quick Facts

  • Master’s degree in nursing and at least one year of clinical nursing experience is required
  • 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:

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Is UC Online right for me?

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Practicing Faculty
Our programs are taught by faculty who are all clinically up-to-date, practicing advanced practice nurses.
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Start-to-Graduation Support
Student Success Coordinators are available to students enrolled in online programs — they are your on-campus partner who can help you manage your time and whatever you need to get you to graduation.

100% pass rate on the Family Nurse Practitioner American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification exam


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If you are an employee or member of one of our partner organizations, you may be eligible for a tuition scholarship.