Designed for nurses with master's degrees in nursing, our Post Master's Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certificate program allows you to become a family nurse practitioner while continuing to work and maintain family commitments in your own community. As a full-time student, you can complete the program in one year. We also offer part-time tracks.

As an FNP, you will focus on wellness promotion and illness prevention from a holistic, family and community health perspective.FNPs are in high demand because of their skills in providing cost-effective, superior primary-care services. 

To meet the needs of working professionals and to eliminate the need to commute daily to campus, we use:

  • A web-based curriculum and self-directed learning
  • Weekend seminars at the Pomona, CA, campus twice per semester
  • Clinical training in your own community under the supervision of an approved preceptor

Are you ready for distance learning? Take the College of Graduate Nursing's Distance Education Self-Assessment

Why Choose WesternU? We offer:

  • rigorous program of study that produces graduates who are in demand and highly respected by their employers
  • flexible program that allows you to balance your work and family commitments with your education
  • A college with the highest level of accreditation
  • Top faculty experienced at facilitating distance learning
  • Long humanistic tradition of treating patients as people first; treating students as colleagues; and fostering camaraderie among students
  • Outstanding student support services for distance learners
  • A chance to join the WesternU nursing alumni who share a lifelong connection with the University

The FNP Gainful Employment Disclosure is available for your review.

Learn More and Stay Connected

We encourage you to visit our campus by attending an upcoming WesternU Preview Day to learn more about our program offerings and meet faculty and current students. For more information and to receive email reminders regarding application deadlines etc, please complete the information request form.

View the College of Graduate Nursing website to learn more about the profession, the college, and the curriculum. Also, stay connected and “Like” our College Facebook page and Admission Facebook page.