Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner

Post Master's Certificate and Family Nurse Practitioner Program (FNP Track)

Family Nurse Practitioner program

The Family Nurse Practitioner Track, prepares advanced practice nurses to manage the care of individuals and families across the lifespan. The FNP is the advanced practice nurse generalist and graduates of this track assume responsibility for the provision of healthcare in the areas of health promotion, disease prevention and clinical management of primary care conditions. This program which is completed through full-time study in preceptored clinical settings, provides a flexible, executive-education format in which the theoretical content of all courses is taught in one weekend sessions per month each semester (Saturday through Tuesday). The remainder of each semester is taught using both a face-to-face and web-enhanced pedagogical approach for student/faculty collaboration, faculty presentations, and clarification of theoretical content. All clinical courses are offered as immersion practicum experiences, conducted in faculty approved, in-person, preceptored clinical settings. Students are admitted to this track as a cohort in the Summer, Spring, or Fall semester. The MSN-FNP is designed for nurses holding baccalaureate degrees and the PMC-FNP is for nurses holding master’s degrees in nursing who are interested in completing course requirements leading to a graduate degree (for MSN)/Certificate (for PMC) in nursing. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the FNP national certification examinations through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to earn the FNP-BC credential, or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) to earn the NP-C credential.

Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education





California Board of Registered Nursing




The Family Nurse Practitioner program is accredited CCNE and BRN (Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education and is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing).

If you have any questions about the admission requirements and process please reach to Admission at


Emilyn Lao headshot

Director, FNP Program and Assistant Professor 
Emilyn Lao, MSN, APRN, NP-C 


Sheryl Antido

Assistant Director of FNP Program and Assistant Professor 
Sheryl Antido, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CPAN


Georgia Delgado headshot

FNP Program Coordinator
Georgia Delgado, BS