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Post-Master's Certificate - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Track

Graduate Certificate
Begins every Fall (August)

  • 49 Credits
  • 2+ Years to Complete
  • Online with Some Live Web Classes
  • Visit Campus for 1 Week Each Semester
  • Full- or Part-Time Options
  • In-State Tuition Regardless of Residency

The UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines' Post-Master’s Certificate - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Track prepares you for advanced practice in family primary care nursing. As an FNP, you will have advanced diagnostic reasoning and clinical problem-solving skills.

Through online courses, on-campus visits, and a clinical preceptorship, you will learn to:

As a graduate of the distance program, you will be able to:

Certification Exam

After successful completion of your program, you will have completed 697.5 hours of clinical nursing and will be eligible to complete the national American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners certification exam for Family Nurse Practitioner.

Once certified, you will be prepared for primary care practice in a variety of settings and may obtain prescriptive privileges (depending on your state regulations).

Note: If you do not have your master’s degree in nursing, you may pursue your FNP certification with the online Master of Science degree program.