1. What is the Accelerated FNP Post-Master’s Certificate Program?

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate Program is designed for Master's prepared nurse practitioners who wish to expand their current scope of practice to include a primary care (all ages) focused, advanced practice nursing role.

2. When does the FNP Certificate Program start?

The track admits in the Fall (begins in August) and Spring (begins in January). The enrollment period for the Fall start is December 1 - June 30. The enrollment period for the Spring start is July 1 - November 30.

3. How long does it take to complete the program?

The certificate program is 2 semesters long.

4. What degree is required to apply?

Master’s degree in nursing (MS or MSN) from an accredited program; accreditation by either the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

5. How many practice experience hours expected?

500 direct clinical hours

6. Is the program online?

The program is offered in a completely online format.

7. When do I start my clinical?

Students will be required to start their clinical hours within the first 3 weeks of the first semester. Clinical setup will be a part of the admission process. If students are unable to secure a clinical placement by Week 3 of the first semester, a plan of study adjustment may need to occur.

8. Will I secure a clinical placement in my home state?

Students will make connections for securing clinical sites in their region; however, they will be supported with clinical setup by our Coordinator of Graduate Practice Experiences to ensure that all requirements are in place.

Why Choose Us


undergraduate male students


2020-21 students enrolled


largest private BSN program in Ohio