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Family Nurse Practitioner (Post-Masters FNP)

The College of Graduate Nursing (CGN) at WesternU pioneered the delivery of a web-based family nursing practitioner program in 1997 – the very first program of its kind in the nation. Today, that legacy continues with our Post-Masters Family Nurse Practitioner (PM-FNP) program.

The WesternU College of Graduate Nursing offers a seamless progression to earn your Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certificate/credential in two years.

Our hybrid online learning program delivers the knowledge and skills to prepare you for your FNP role within a flexible schedule. Our campus-based seminar intensives, on the WesternU Pomona campus, and clinical experiences in a designated community will prepare you for clinical practice within a variety of healthcare settings.

Learn more about the program by visiting the Requirements page. Soon, you will be providing comprehensive care to patients, families, and communities.

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Post-Masters FNP

Our innovation continues with the Family Nurse Practitioner program. Designed for nurses with a masters degree in nursing, our hybrid Post-Masters Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certificate program integrates online learning with intensive campus-based seminars and clinical experiences across a variety of healthcare and community practice settings. Students can obtain an FNP certificate in 2 years (6 semesters). An extended track is also available.
  • Why Choose WesternU?

    We offer:

    • A rigorous program of study that produces graduates who are in demand and highly respected by their employers
    • A flexible program that allows you to balance your work and family commitments with your education
    • A program with the highest level of accreditation
    • Top faculty experienced at facilitating distance learning
    • Long humanistic tradition of treating patients as people first; treating students as colleagues; and fostering camaraderie among students
    • Outstanding student support services for your distance education
    • A chance to join the WesternU nursing alumni who share a lifelong connection with the University

    The FNP Gainful Employment Disclosure is available for your review.


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