Post Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (FNP)

About the FNP Certificate Program

The Post Master’s FNP certificate program is tailored for nurses who possess a master’s or doctorate nursing degree and desire to become a nurse practitioner. It comprises 31 units and is 1 - 1.5 years in duration on a full-time basis depending on entry track. Most classes meet in the evenings, however students are required to have sufficient flexibility in their schedules to complete the clinical practicum hours during regular business hours (M-F). Nurse Practitioner faculty provide advising and mentoring to assist students in balancing work, study and personal life responsibilities. In addition, small class sizes facilitate support among students in the cohort. Upon completion of this program students become eligible for California NP certification & national board certification. Please see SF State bulletin for additional information about the program including student learning outcomes.

The Post Master's FNP Certificate program is a School of Nursing program jointly administered by the SF State College of Extended Learning Special Sessions department.

  • All classes are taught by School of Nursing faculty
  • All students are assigned a School of Nursing faculty advisor
  • Tuition is $675 per unit for the 31 unit program
  • Students register and pay for classes via the College of Extended Learning

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