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Application Deadline: August 2, 2024

Classes Start: August 25, 2024

  •  Designed for the Working Nurse
  •  Fully online coursework (excluding clinicals)
  •  Time-saving Clinical Placement Services



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About the Program

The online Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate program at American International College (AIC) is an optimal pathway to expand your career and scope of practice into the primary health care field. AIC has a long-standing history of making education more accessible to people of all backgrounds, with a legacy centered around diversity, access, and inclusion. With these credentials, you can become part of this legacy by providing access to primary health care for people in need in your community. 

The program is based on an integrated curriculum and is designed for working nurses. This program will explore such topics as nursing research, policy and politics of healthcare, advanced concepts of health assessment, advanced concepts of pharmacology and more. It offers online coursework (in addition to clinical hours) and one 3-day in-person residency, making it an ideal option for practicing nurses to earn their FNP certificate, while caring for their patients. 

  • Coursework offered online 
  • Full-time format with completion in six semesters 
  • Complimentary clinical placement services 
  • Clinical hours with a preceptor near your community 
  • CCNE Accredited*


Online Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate Sample Curriculum

This course focuses on health assessment knowledge and skills needed by advanced practice nurses. The diagnostic reasoning skills needed for clinical reasoning in the advanced practice role are emphasized. Includes a clinical component to continue to develop and refine comprehensive health assessment skills. PREREQUISITE: NUR6042

First in a series of six clinical management courses for nurse practitioners. The focus of the course is on the application of advanced pathophysiology concepts and clinical decision-making skills to interpret assessment data and develop diagnoses and treatment plans in primary care of adults. The integration of research and evidence-based practice, teaching/health promotion and consultation skills within the context of collaborative practice are emphasized. PREREQUISITES: NUR6510, NUR6510

The role of the advanced practice nurse (APRN) and the concepts of primary care within a contemporary health care system will be explored. Issues related to the role of the APRN, regulation affecting practice, inter-professional collaboration, accountability and outcomes relevant to the APRN practice will be examined. PREREQUISITE: NUR6561

This course is a capstone experience in which the family nurse practitioner students continue to develop knowledge and expertise in the role as a primary care provider. Autonomy in clinical decision-making is emphasized. Family nurse practitioner students increase their levels of responsibility for independent client and family management in health promotion and disease prevention. PREREQUISITE: NUR6561


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Tamia Cheeks
MSN ’23

"Online classes can be very intimidating, but the program sets up in a way where it’s a lot easier to stay disciplined and the lectures and information is very clear cut so it’s manageable to dissect for future exams or assignments. Professors of the program are excellent communicators. Emails are answered within 24 hours but mostly less than that. Professors and administrators were phenomenal at keeping us on track and making sure we were not left behind. I’ve taken other online programs/classes and AIC FNP program is the first online program where I didn’t feel alone, felt off-task every week or overwhelmed."


 2 intakes per year

 Full-time: 6 semesters

 100% online coursework

FNP Program Outcomes

The FNP Post-Master's Certificate program is designed to meet the educational requirements for a licensed family nurse practitioner in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and similar professional designations in other states. You will gain experience addressing such topics as the art and science of advanced nursing, policy and politics of healthcare, health assessment, primary care clinical management. The program includes coursework in research, assessment, advanced concepts of pathophysiology and pharmacology, and more. A 665-hour clinical internship in a practicum is required for successful course completion.

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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Accredited*

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New England Commission of Higher Education

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Top National College
by U.S. News & World Report

Clinical Placement Services


How does the clinical placement process work?

You’ll work with a dedicated AIC placement coordinator who will walk you through the process and be your primary point of contact. Based on your goals and where you live, your placement coordinator will identify an appropriate site and preceptor for you within a reasonable driving distance.


How should I prepare for nursing clinicals?

You will be in close communication with your placement coordinator all the way through to graduation. He or she will ensure you complete all requirements and meet deadlines, answer your questions, verify your clearance requirements, and walk you through the nursing clinicals checklist.


When will I receive my clinical placement details?

You will receive a notification from your placement coordinator prior to each clinical start date. Once the placement has been confirmed and communicated, you are encouraged to begin working directly with your preceptor to establish a schedule.


What can I expect during nursing clinicals?

All clinical experiences are slightly different because students work in a variety of health care environments. During your clinical rotation, you will be under the close supervision of your preceptor and the indirect supervision of an AIC clinical faculty supervisor.

Frequently Asked Questions

American International College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The Master of Science in Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)* 

*The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master’s degree program in nursing, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at American International College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( 


The post-graduate APRN certificate program at American International College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( The accreditation decision was made by the CCNE Board of Commissioners during its April 25-28, 2023 meeting, and the effective date of accreditation is October 5, 2022. 

The online FNP PMC is a full-time program designed for working nurses. The program is 6 semesters in length.

The online FNP PMC program costs $850 per credit hour for a total investment of $23,800, plus fees*. Financial Aid may be available to our online students.  

*Please speak with your enrollment advisor about additional program fees. 

Yes. Our faculty members are experienced practitioners who are experts in their field and are dedicated to your success in diverse healthcare settings.


Employment Outcome

$124,680 Average Salary for Nurse Practitioners

Job postings in prior 5 years: More than 600k

Common places of employment for family nurse practitioners include:


Projected growth by 2031

$124,680 Average Salary for Nurse Practitioners

Job postings in prior 5 years: More than 600k

Common places of employment for family nurse practitioners include:

  • Physician Offices
  • General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
  • Outpatient Care Centers
  • Health Care Practitioner Offices
  • Home Health Care Services

*Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Dedicated Student Support

An AIC Enrollment Advisor can answer your questions and guide you through the application process. Click the button below to fill out a form and start the conversation.

Your advisor can help with:

  •   Admission Requirements
  •   Curriculum details
  •   Field placement
  •   Enrollment support
  •   Tuition costs
  •   Financial aid
Darren Orcutt
Darren Orcutt
Elizabeth Comino, Enrollment Advisor at American International College
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