Post Masters FNP Online Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Expand your scope of practice with a Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate.

Masters-prepared nurses, you have the opportunity to increase your advanced nursing skills with Herzing University's online Post Master's FNP Certificate program (PMCFNP). This online program prepares advanced practice nurses to become board-certified family nurse practitioners.

Post Masters FNP Program Highlights

  • CCNE-accredited*
  • 100% online coursework
  • 33 credits, 675 clinical hours
  • Onsight clinical support
  • Academic coaches and expert clinicians to support student success
  • FNP Board success planning and remediation
  • Population-based curriculum
  • 3 start dates per year

How long will the online PMCFNP program take?

Candidates for Herzing's online Post Masters Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program must complete 9 courses consisting of 33 credits and 675 clinical hours. The program is typically completed in 16-20 months when attending full time. A part-time option is available.


Classes start January 6.
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Why Herzing


*The post-graduate APRN certificate program in nursing at Herzing University Online is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (



Herzing's post masters FNP program provides busy professionals with the flexibility and convenience of completing coursework online. Choose to go full time and complete the program in 16 months or opt to go part-time and complete the program in 18 months.


We at Herzing are committed to helping you achieve academic success.

As a student in our post masters FNP online program, you will learn from dedicated Master- and Doctoral-prepared faculty, be teamed with clinical course faculty who are experts in their field, and have Master-prepared academic coaches available to you who offer one-on-one assistance, coaching, and support.

Herzing also provides extensive suport to ensure our PMCFNP graduates are successful on the FNP Board examinations. This includes live review courses, predictor assessments and one-on-one remidation coaching.


Post Masters FNP Program Curriculum

Designed for nurses who already hold an MSN, Herzing's PMCFNP program provides nurses the opportunity to go from non-clinical to clinical-based advanced practice nursing. The population-based curriculum begins with three direct care courses followed by FNP certification concentration courses, focusing on the primary care needs of patients across the lifespan.

Required Direct Care

All courses, 10.00 semester credit hours are required.

Required Courses in FNP Concentration

All courses , 23.00 semester credit hours, are required.


* PMC students may transfer in NU 500 and NU 560 as applicable to these courses as being a prerequisite. + Chair approval is needed for PMC students to take NU 627 with another clinical course simultaneously.

Candidates for Herzing University's online Post Master's Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner program must complete 33 credits of coursework and 675 clinical hours. The program is typically completed in 16-20 months when attending full time. 

As a graduate of Herzing University's Post Master's Certificate FNP program, you will be eligible to take the American Association of Nurse Practitioner's Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination or the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination.


Admission Requirements

Herzing University's Post Master Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program is open to registered nurses who:

  1. Possess a Master of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited university or college.
  2. Hold a current, active and unrestricted license as a registered nurse in the state in which they live. (Note: Holding a multi-state, compact state license and being a resident in a compact license state will be deemed to have met this requirement.)



Not all programs approved in all states. Individuals considering the Post Master’s Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program should be aware that state requirements for availability of required clinical courses and eligibility to apply for licensure as a family nurse practitioner vary from state to state. Applicants should check with their applicable state board of nursing before enrolling in any graduate nursing program.

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