Here, you facilitate health and wellness across the lifespan.

A healthy life — that’s probably at the top everyone’s wish list. Governors State’s Post Masters Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner will prepare you to help orchestrate a healthy life for individuals of all ages. You will provide primary care to patients across the lifespan and in a variety of primary care settings.

The Family Nurse Practitioner certificate prepares nurse leaders who address the challenges of local, regional, national and global healthcare reform. Our nursing programs focus on providing quality, holistic care, creating healing environments and building caring communities. The GSU nursing faculty includes Advanced Practice Nurses, seasoned educators and doctorally prepared researchers who provide students with an exceptional educational experience.

Reach your Career Goals

As an FNP, you can advance your nursing career while maintaining the ability to work at the forefront of patient care. Expected job growth for FNPs is 31% by 2026, so you can be confident in your decision to pursue this high-demand certificate.

Why get a Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner?

Data collected in 2023 reflected the national median salary for Nurse Practitioners to be $126,260 with an average range of $94,530 – $168,030(Bureau of Labor Statistics). Chicago’s median salary for Nurse Practitioners is $130,120.(

Delivery Format

Governors State’s 24-credit hour Family Nurse Practitioner certificate is offered in a hybrid format.

Requirements for the Certificate

The curriculum leading to the Family Nurse Practice Certificate consists of the following graduate courses:

Total-24 Hours

Students may repeat only one nursing course in which a grade of "C" or less is received without being academically dismissed from the program. They also must complete all clinical courses with a grade of "B".

View the Complete Certificate Requirements in the Academic Catalog