Family Nurse PractitionerThe Post-Master’s Nurse Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program is designed to prepare nurses who have already completed a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with the courses required to become a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Program Snapshot:

  • FNP specialty coursework aimed at preparing the graduate to provide primary care health services to diverse populations.
  • Students are required to complete 540 practica hours in primary care.
  • Graduates will be eligible to sit for the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) national FNP certification exams and for California FNP licensure.

Application Periods

Applications are accepted for Spring 2024:

  • Cal State Apply: August 1- November 1 
  • NursingCAS: August 1- November 1

Applications are accepted for Summer 2024:

  • Cal State Apply: December 1- March 31 
  • NursingCAS: December 1- March 31

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must have graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a university which has been regionally accredited by CCNE, CNEA, or ACEN.
Foreign nurses will be considered for admission pending official evaluation of their transcripts.

• Minimum overall GPA of 2.5 or better and minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last sixty semester units.
• Valid RN licensure.
• Minimum of one-year relevant full-time clinical experience within the last 3 years.

Required Documentation

The following documentation is required:

  • Applicants must submit official transcripts of prior academic work
  • Current RN license
  • A minimum of two letters of recommendation dated within one-year of application (one academic and one professional)
  • Professional resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A 500-word statement explaining academic and professional goals.
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.5 or better and minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last sixty semester units.

Virtual interviews will be required.

Graduate templates to use:

At a Glance

  • Area of study: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Ideal for: Master's prepared nurses wishing to become FNP certified
  • Location:All classes are offered online with the exception of the practicum courses.
  • Program format: Online, weekly, asynchronous
  • Number of units:  22-31 units
  • Program length:  21 months
  • Fees:  $650* per credit unit.
    Note: $250 intent to enroll that applies towards your tuition
    *Resident and Non-Resident students pay the same per unit fee.
    *MSN Nursing lab fee: $120 per course; course with lab fees is NRS 525
  • Financial Assistance: Certificate Programs do not qualify for Financial Aid. Monthly payment plans may be available.
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