Family Nurse Practioner program

Family Nurse Practitioner

Offered by:
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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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.

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

Tuition and Fees

Investing in your future is a big decision. However, becoming a fully online student at the University of Colorado is a high-quality and affordable option for learners of all types. Tuition and fees are based largely on the degree program you enroll in.

The tuition amount assessed is determined based on which University of Colorado campus, school, or college is offering your degree program, as well as if it is at the undergrad or graduate level, and finally your resident status. Visit our tuition and financial aid page for more information.

Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.

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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