School of Nursing and Health Professions
Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m – 5 p.m.
The University of San Francisco, School of Nursing and Health Professions offers a post-graduate Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certificate and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certificate, which are available to RN’s with a doctorate degree in nursing (DNP or PhD). These certificates are intended to meet the needs of doctorally-prepared nurses interested in practicing in the Nurse Practitioner role.
The FNP and PMHNP certificates can be completed in as little as one (1) year with classes offered year-round in Fall, Spring and Summer. Total credits required for completion can range between 35 - 38 credits. The number of courses taken per semester may be reduced to slow the pace of completion. Reducing course load may impact progression. Transfer credit may be given for courses taken at other accredited institutions that are substantially equivalent to USF’s courses, up to a maximum of 12 credit hours.
The following requirements are considered in the review of applications:
Please note that tuition rates and fees are subject to change and more information can be found about tuition and graduate student fees on the university tuition and fees schedule. The current estimated tuition costs based on the 2021-22 academic year rate is $1,510 per unit for doctoral programs and Master’s programs in the School of Nursing and Health Professions. You can expect to pay about $2,000 more in books and fees over the course of the program. In addition to tuition, there are fees for graduate students, including mandatory health insurance, Associate Graduate Students of USF (AGSUSF) of $50 per semester (Spring/Fall semesters only), and an applicable fieldwork fee of $100 per fieldwork course.