Our post-graduate Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certificate program is designed to provide the clinical skills and academic knowledge to promote health and treatment of physiologic and psychologic health, disease prevention, advanced physical assessment, and management of common acute and chronic illnesses.

In many states, including Colorado, FNPs can practice independently, including the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic illness and the ordering and interpretation of diagnostic tests across the lifespan. FNPs also practice in a variety of clinical settings such as primary care, home health, urgent care, ambulatory care, school-based clinics, retail health clinics, and community health departments and clinics.

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Program at a Glance

Degree Program:

Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Offered By:

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus


For tuition information, please contact our CU Online Enrollment Team at 303-860-5604.

For tuition information, please contact our CU Online Enrollment Team at 303-860-5604.

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Program Details

  • Online coursework with on-campus intensives
  • Cohort model encourages student connections and community building
  • Clinical placements provided for students who live in the Denver metro area​
  • Global health opportunities and interprofessional learning activities​
  • Outstanding record of first-time pass rates on FNP national certification exam
  • Graduates find employment quickly
Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

CCNE Accreditation 

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice and post-graduate APRN certificate at the University of Colorado College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is the national accreditation agency that ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate and residency programs in nursing by requiring strict standards of excellence to receive accreditation. When you graduate with a BSN degree from CU Anschutz, you’ll start your nursing career with confidence knowing that you received a high-quality degree from a university with a rich history of over 100 years of nursing education. 


The post-graduate FNP Certificate program requires:

  • 19 Didactic Credit Hours
  • 14 Clinical Credits, equaling 630 Clinical Hours


Admission requirements and deadlines vary based on program. In addition, you will have different requirements depending on if you are a first time student, a transfer student, or an international student.

Learn more about the admissions process by filling out the form above or contacting an Enrollment Navigator today.

Career Outlook

Graduates with a post-graduate Family Nurse Practitioner certificate have a very wide range of career opportunities available to them.

Example Courses
NURS 6640 — FNP Health Promotion, Prevention, Screening
NURS 6434 — FNP Care of the Pediatric Patient
NURS 6739 — OB/Gyn Essentials for the FNP