FNP Advanced Certificate

Program Details

Next Start Date: Fall 2021
Credit Hours: 30-34*
Cost Per Credit: $900
Transfer Credits Accepted: 9
Estimated Completion Time: 1-2 years

*The number of required credit hours is determined by master’s degree concentration.

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Prepare for the Family Nurse Practitioner exam and a lasting career as a trusted voice in healthcare.

Take the next step toward the career you’ve always wanted with the online Family Nurse Practitioner Advanced Certificate program from D’Youville College. Designed for working nurses who have earned a master’s degree in the field, this online post-MSN nurse practitioner certificate program can help you develop the advanced skills you need to become a leading voice in nursing.

Delivered through our convenient online platform, the post-MSN nurse practitioner certificate will add to your clinical or non-clinical MSN and provide you with the expert knowledge and real-world experience required to take the Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam. Through courses centered on the fundamentals of advanced nursing, you’ll prepare for the responsibilities of a nurse practitioner while gaining expertise in a variety of essential industry topics, including:

  • Concepts of case management
  • Administration of preventative services
  • Prescription-writing
  • Methods for family health education
  • Best practices in pediatrics
  • Adult health in aging populations

As you navigate our accelerated curriculum, you’ll receive personalized instruction from educators with years of nursing experience. Dedicated to your academic and professional success, your educators will be there every step of the way to provide the guidance and expertise you need to graduate fully prepared to treat patients throughout the lifespan. In addition to the curriculum, all students will be required to complete 700 clinical hours, all of which can be conveniently completed with your current organization.

This program meets licensure requirements in the state of NY.

Courses and Requirements

Take the next step toward career advancement

Designed for working nurses who have earned a master’s degree in nursing, this post-MSN nurse practitioner certificate features an interactive curriculum designed to prepare you for the Family Nurse Practitioner examination. Students who have earned a clinical MSN will be required to complete 11 courses while students with a nonclinical MSN will be required to complete one or two additional courses.*

Applicants for the Online-FNP program who meet all published admission criteria will be invited to discuss additional program requirements including on-campus immersion experiences and clinical placements prior to receiving final acceptance decisions.

Admission Requirements

Students who wish to enroll in D’Youville’s online post-MSN nurse practitioner certificate program must have both a baccalaureate and master’s degree in nursing from an institution accredited by the CCNE or NLNAC.

To apply, prospective students must:

  • Complete our free online application
  • Provide official transcripts from all colleges/universities currently or previously attended
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale
  • Have a valid license to practice professional nursing in New York State or Ontario
  • Baccalaureate-level health assessment, pathophysiology and pharmacology courses or equivalent
  • Have at least one year of relevant professional experience
  • Complete a favorable review with a panel of D’Youville nursing faculty
  • Submit two letters of reference on clinical performance from a supervisor or colleague
  • CV from the last 5 years
  • CPR Certification
  • Personal Statement
  • RN License in the state of NY or Ontario (if license is from Canada, must reside in New York)
  • Confirmation of clinical placements to be completed during your program

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees vary based on your program of study and whether you are considered a full- or part-time student. Financial aid can be applied to full- and part-time status. Plus, entering the program with previous academic credit can help lower your cost. Below, you’ll find information about the potential cost of your program.

What will my degree cost?
Cost Total
Full Program Tuition* $900 per credit hour $27,000
Full Program Fees $160 (full time)* $960
Full Program Total* $27,960

*This program takes an estimated four to six semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits and type of MSN degree previously earned. Tuition displayed is based on students who have completed a clinical MSN.

Career Outcomes

Earning D’Youville College’s online post-MSN nurse practitioner certificate will qualify you to take the Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam, which will open the door to endless career opportunities as a leader in healthcare. The position of family nurse practitioner is one of the most advanced careers in healthcare industry, putting this role in high demand throughout the world. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the position is projected to expand by 31 percent by 2026, which is much faster than most other careers in the field. Earn your FNP advanced certificate online with D’Youville College and explore the diverse career options that await you.

Financial Aid

D’Youville is committed to ensuring every student can afford a quality education. All D’Youville online students are matched with a personal tuition planner, who works closely with you to understand your options.

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