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Expand your professional knowledge and influence
Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
As an experienced RN with a master’s degree, you’ve already made the connection between quality care and higher education. Now, you’re looking to expand your knowledge and influence through additional, focused learning.
Our Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program can help you achieve those goals. Available to residents of Arizona and California, this program seeks to develop your leadership skills in advanced practice nursing. You’ll also work to refine your assessment and client management expertise in order to attain a level of professional competency to practice more independently. Upon completion of this program, you’ll be eligible to sit for the National Family Nurse Practitioner Certification exam.
What you'll learn
Make an informed choice
We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen degree program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.View this program's gainful employment disclosures.
The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
The curriculum of the Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate consists of 41 credit hours.
You can count on a full range of resources
Even if you’re enrolling in one of our many certificate programs, you’ll still enjoy the same broad array of services and resources as our degree students. Throughout your educational journey, your personal advisors are there for you – ensuring you’re in class and getting the most out of it. And Technical Support is available 24/7 (except major holidays) for any concerns or questions you might have about your Student Website.
Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.
Under the Third-Party Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills an approved employer for a student's tuition. To find out if your company supports direct bill, speak to your human resources department or one of our advisors.
Need more information?
An advisor can help you review your options and choose the one that’s best for you.
How can I use my Military benefits?
Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
The Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program
With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.
Montgomery GI Bill
Post 9/11 GI Bill
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
Active Duty Spouse Benefits
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
Benefits of this degree program
Learn from nurse leaders with advanced degrees and relevant nursing experience.
Every class is taught by a master's- or doctoral-prepared nursing professional. Our more than 800 faculty members average more than 5 years of teaching experience and 14 years of professional experience — many of them in roles such as Director of Nursing, Chief Nursing Officer and nurse educator.
Experience the unparalleled ways we empower you to succeed.
Our intimate class sizes in the Division of Nursing average 14 students, allowing for dynamic, personal interaction with your classmates and instructors. To us, you’re more than just a face in a crowded lecture hall.
Find the academic and life resources you need to succeed.
You can find academic support through the Center for Mathematics Excellence, the Center for Writing Excellence and our University Library, which features 30,000 full-text books, 44,000 journals and more than 250 individual information repositories. You can also find life and career coaching, financial advice, daily living and counseling resources through our Life Resource Center.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
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One of the nation's largest Nursing schools
For more than 27 years, our Division of Nursing has been a leader in nursing education. More than 46,000 Division of Nursing graduates chose to pursue their degrees here.
A real-world education
Our curricula — taught by faculty members who are MSN-prepared nurses — emphasize evidence-based practice, critical-thinking skills and leadership development.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).