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Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate program enables a nurse who already holds a master's degree in nursing to be prepared as an advanced practice nurse delivering primary care to individuals and families in a wide variety of settings.

The program emphasizes health promotion and wellness as well as the management of common and complex health problems. Graduates are eligible to take the family nurse practitioner certification exam.

The pass rate on the national FNP certification exam for graduates of SXU's FNP program has been 100% for the past five years.

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Saint Xavier University as well as the School of Nursing and its programs are consistently recognized for their educational quality.

  • The master's and baccalaureate degree programs in nursing at Saint Xavier University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Ranked No. 3 in the Nation for Best Online Graduate Nursing Program (2024) by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Prepare for certification exams as you study.

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Graduate Admission

Program Requirements

Admitted students will have an individualized plan of study that will vary in total number of credits depending on the student's previous graduate-level coursework in nursing and its recency. The student's previous master's study will be evaluated for successful completion of courses and/or content equivalent to the Saint Xavier University MSN courses listed in the Academic Catalog.

Admission Requirements

Please view our admission requirements for more information on the application process and admission requirements.

We are now accepting applications for the upcoming term. Limited spots are available. Call 773-298-3053 to speak with a graduate admission counselor or email us at graduateadmissionFREESXU.

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