Post-Master’s Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner

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How much will this program cost me?*
Tuition and fees: $15,500 (based on 19 credits)
Books and supplies: $1,000
On-campus room & board: not offered

What other costs are there for this program?
A fee of $15 is charged each clinical semester (three) to cover professional liability insurance.
*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?
Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:
Federal loans: *
Private education loans: *
Institutional financing plan: *
* Less than 10 graduates received loans. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the loan recipients.

How long will it take me to complete this program?
The program is designed to take three semesters to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2013-2014, 100% finished in the expected time.
*Less than 10 students completed this program in 2013-14. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?
The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2013-2014 is 100%. Graduates obtained jobs within six months of program completion.

The Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing prepares students to enter the following occupations:
Clinical Nurse Specialists (29-1141.04)
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary (25-1072.00)
Registered Nurses (29-1111.00)
Acute Care Nurses (29-1111.01)
Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses (29-1111.02)
Critical Care Nurses (29-1111.03)
Nurse Practitioners (29.1199.03)

Department of Nursing
Rivier's high-quality, hands-on bachelor's and master's programs prepare students for leadership roles in a global environment. For more information, Department of Nursing.


Graduate Certificate - Family Nurse Practitioner graduates can pursue leadership roles as:

  • Family Nurse Practitioners
  • Adult Nurse Practitioners
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners

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