Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE
Pace’s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program is a 42-credit Master of Science program for registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. This program will prepare you to move into a well-paid career delivering health care to patients and families across the lifespan within a primary health care framework.
- Flexible programming to meet your needs — A unique blend of online and on-campus classes, and individually precepted clinical practicum hours.
- A leader in the field — Pace’s FNP was one of the first programs of its kind to focus on family and primary health care to prepare you for the FNP role.
- Our FNP program will prepare you to deliver evidence-based, culturally competent, primary health care to individuals within the context of the family and community.
- The program meets the American Nurses Credentialing Center requirements for Family Nurse Practitioner Certification.
CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED GRADUATE STUDIES
The Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) program is for the master’s-prepared nurse practitioner with certification in another specialty, or a master’s-prepared nurse who wishes to become a family nurse practitioner. Credits are determined by gap analysis.
Pace University's Office of Graduate Admission hosts on-campus information sessions throughout the academic year. Learn more about the Graduate degree programs, what Pace University has to offer and what it takes to apply. To attend one of our information sessions, click here.
FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER CURRICULUM:
Master of Science and CAGS
*Certificate of advanced graduate studies (CAGS) for master’s prepared nurses. Credits determined by gap analysis. NURS 803 & NURS 804 or equivalent masters level courses are prerequisites for the CAGS. NURS 640, 681, & 682 are required for all non-nurse practitioners enrolled in the CAGS.
DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE
If you are already a master’s prepared family nurse practitioner, you can continue on with our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. Pace’s DNP is offered in an executive/hybrid (online and on-campus) model for the family nurse practitioner to prepare for the advanced clinical leadership role in translating evidence into practice to improve primary health care delivery outcomes.
Pace also has an option for primary care, adult, pediatric, geriatric, and women’s health nurse practitioners with master’s degrees who wish to obtain family nurse practitioner certification as an FNP-DNP. Required clinical courses and precepted hours determined by gap analysis
Learn more about our DNP program here.
Candidates for Family Nurse Practitioner Master of Science degree and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study programs must:
- Be a graduate of an accredited baccalaureate program in nursing
- Be licensed as a registered nurse in New York State
- Demonstrate scholastic aptitude as evidenced by previous academic work, motivation, leadership potential and maturity
- Have an undergraduate cumulative QPA of 3.0
- Evidence of successful completion (grade B or higher) of an undergraduate statistics course is required
- Submit an essay, professional resume, and recommendations as described in the application
- Submit official transcripts from each academic institution previously attended
- A personal interview may be required
- No prior RN experience is required
- No standardized admissions test (GRE or Miller Analogy) is required