Post-Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

The Family Nurse Practitioner degree is offered online in New Mexico and Tucson with clinical activities at approved sites; and as an evening program in Phoenix. Please contact us for more information

The family nurse practitioner certificate prepares the MSN-prepared, experienced registered nurse to work as advanced practice primary care providers for infants through individuals in their geriatric years. This post-MSN certificate prepares individuals to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner board certification exam through the ANCC or AANP. A 650-hour practicum experience culminates this certificate program. Students collaborate with faculty members to select a community-based primary or family health-focused clinical site for the practicum.

Select states may have additional requirements to meet the standards in that state. Students should reference their Enrollment Agreement for state specific requirement.

GCU Nursing Programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
The baccalaureate degree in nursing and masters degree in nursing at Grand Canyon University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:


The dynamic capabilities of GCUs online curriculum offer considerable flexibility and convenience for career oriented professionals who are pursuing their educational goals. Full time faculty members, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Our small class sizes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Classes begin frequently.


The convenience of GCUs evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals. Evening classes meet once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom, filled with career minded individuals. Evening class sizes are kept small, providing a warm nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. Classes begin frequently at various locations.

Online and Evening program disclosures      

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.

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