Post-Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (FNP-C) Track

If you are a Master’s prepared RN with the desire to become a Family Nurse Practitioner, The Post-Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (FNP-C) Track is designed for you.

As a candidate in the FNP-C track, you will be prepared to care for individuals and families in diverse healthcare settings. These settings include clinics, community-based settings, long-term care facilities, and hospitals. Family Nurse Practitioners focus on health promotion and disease prevention and are trained to diagnose and develop treatment plans for acute and chronic diseases.

As a student in the FNP-C track, you will interact with multidisciplinary representatives —exploring collaborative best practices. By sharing professional experiences in discussion and writing assignments, you will achieve further development. As a practicing nurse, you’ll appreciate the flexibility and convenience of this online FNP certification program*.

*Practicum hours will be fulfilled with self-selected preceptors in a practicum setting.


Course Overview

  • Format: Accelerated FNP 8 week classes meet online, with options to double up on classes, does not include core courses
  • Program Length: 13-24 months
  • Credit Hours: 27-39 credit hours
  • Tuition: $690 per credit hour

Tuition Options

Nursing Course Catalog

Start Dates:

  • April 24, 2023
  • July 3, 2023

Educational Requirements

Olivet Nazarene University fulfills the educational requirements for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) professional state licensure for employment as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) in certain states while there are other states that Olivet Nazarene University has not yet made that determination. Please check the website for states that are approved or not approved. The status of these states is subject to change. If you have any questions, please send an email to our MSN Practicum Coordinator

It is essential that you notify our Professional Online Advising Team of any address changes while you are in the FNP track. Please be aware that even if you reside in an approved state, you may not do your practicum hours in a state that is not approved. Students switching tracks or returning to the FNP track will need to comply with the above requirements. 

Commonly Asked Questions
What are the admission requirements for the FNP Certificate program?

Admission requirements include: completed application, copy of current RN license, completed practicum agreement letter, transcripts from accredited institution where MSN was earned, MSN GPA of 3.0 or above, and evidence of having worked as an RN for at least 2,000 hours. We are here to help. If you have any questions our admissions team is ready and available to answer your questions at 877.965.4838.

I live outside of Illinois. Can I do the Olivet Online FNP Certificate Program?

While much of the learning takes place online, FNP Certificate students will need to complete their practicum hours in an approved state. Please click here to see if this program meets the educational requirements of professional licensure in your state.

How many practicum hours are required for the FNP-C track?

Students will complete a total of 720 practicum hours in the Post-Graduate FNP Certificate Track. 

What kinds of jobs are available for FNP Nurses? 

While a family nurse practitioner is a specialization of a general nurse practitioner, those who are studying specifically focus on family practice. 

  • Outpatient clinics
  • School clinics
  • Prisons/jail
  • Military bases
  • Primary care
  • Family practice
  • Internal medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Women's health
  • Retail health clinics
  • Short & long term care
  • Urgent/immediate care

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