Back to Blog Expand Your Nursing Scope of Practice Through Post-Master’s Certification Blog Share Share on FacebookFollow us on LinkedInShare on PinterestShare via Email Are you looking to evolve your nursing career? University of Cincinnati’s online family nurse practitioner post-master’s certification program could be the change you’ve been looking for. Whether you’d like to focus your career on patient care, or widen the range of patients you care for, our certification program gives you the additional skills you need to expand your scope of practice to be able to serve patients of all ages. What is a Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate? University of Cincinnati’s online family nurse practitioner post-master’s certification program prepares nurse practitioners and other advanced-level nurses who have already earned their master’s degree to serve as primary care providers for patients spanning all life stages — from infants to the elderly. Earning your FNP Post-Master’s Certification How long will it take to earn my certification? UC Online’s post-master’s certificate is not a one-size-fits-all program. Depending on your previous master’s level coursework and professional certification, licensure and clinical practice, your path to completion may vary. Every post-master’s applicant will have an independent review and schema created custom to them. What are the requirements to enter the program? Applicants to the family nurse practitioner online certification program must have: An active and unrestricted United States RN license Bachelor of Science in Nursing conferred from a regionally and nursing accredited institution A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the last degree earned Completion of an undergraduate statistics course with a 2.0 or higher on 4.0 scale Science GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale An MSN conferred from a regionally and nursing accredited institution Why should I get my post-master’s certification? Aside from broadening your scope of practice and the inherent increase in earning potential, obtaining an FNP certification can also lead to opportunities to achieve higher positions within healthcare organizations. Getting Started If you’re ready for the next step in advancing your nursing career, contact an advisor today to get started.