Nursing Programs

Promote patient health in family-focused health care settings

Post-master's nursing certificate, family nurse practitioner (FNP)

Promote patient health in family-focused health care settings, where you can use your passion for nursing to influence individuals in every stage of life.

With a post-master's certificate from Carlow University, you can prepare for advanced practice nursing in a variety of health care settings, such as home health agencies, physicians' offices, health maintenance organizations, family health centers, and clinics in both urban and medically underserved rural communities. Graduates from this program are eligible to be certified as nurse practitioners in family/individual across the lifespan.

Program highlights

  • Available at 3 locations: Oakland, Greensburg, and Cranberry

Still need to earn your master's degree in nursing? Specialize in FNP in our full MSN program.

Program requirements

To enter this program, you will need to successfully complete the core FNP MSN courses. When enrolled, you will complete 36 course credits as well as 600 clinical hours, which may take place in a wide variety of urban and rural health care agencies. View the plan of study for an outline of FNP courses offered by semester or review our course information in our course catalog.

Request more information, review our nursing application requirements, or apply now if you're ready. (It's free.)


Also available is our gainful employment disclosure for this certificate.