Family Nurse Practitioner Program, FNP

Campus: NYC, Westchester

Advance your practice with our renowned MS-FNP program

Pace’s Family Nurse Practitioner program offers a 42-credit Master of Science degree. This allows you to complete the MS-FNP and begin practice as a FNP, or if you are already a master’s prepared FNP, to apply to continue on and complete additional courses for your FNP-DNP.

  • Pace offers a certificate of advanced graduate study for master’s prepared nurses who wish to pursue family nurse practitioner studies, as well as nurse practitioners who wish to expand their practice through family nurse practitioner education and certification (credits determined by a Gap Analysis).
  • A unique blend of online and on-campus classes, and individually precepted clinical practicum hours in diverse healthcare settings.
  • A leader in the field - Pace’s FNP was one of the first programs of its kind to focus on family and primary healthcare and prepare you for the FNP role.
  • Our FNP program will prepare you to deliver evidence-based, culturally competent primary healthcare to individuals within the context of family and community.
  • The program meets the American Nurses Credentialing Center requirements for Family Nurse Practitioner Certification.

The MS-FNP is offered on both the New York City and Pleasantville campuses. 


Credits for the Certificate of advanced graduate studies (CAGS) for master's prepared nurses are determined by gap analysis. NURS 803 & NURS 804 or equivalent masters level courses are prerequisites for the CAGS. NURS 640NURS 681, and NURS 682 are required for all non-nurse practitioners enrolled in the CAGS.

Nursing Common Core
NURS 801Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing3
NURS 802Leadership for Advanced Nursing3
NURS 803Advanced Nursing in Primary3
NURS 804Scholarly Inquiry for Advanced Nursing3
NURS 681Pathophysiology For Advanced Practice Nursing3
NURS 682Clinical Pharmacology for Prescribing Advanced Practice Nursing3
NURS 640Advanced Physical Assessment6
Family Nurse Practitioner Specialization
NURS 650Advanced Theory and Practice I for Family Nurse Practitioners6
NURS 660Advanced Theory and Practice II for Family Nurse Practitioners6
NURS 671Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum I1,1.2
NURS 672Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum II1,1.2
NURS 673Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum III1,1.2
NURS 674Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum IV1,1.2
NURS 675Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum V1,1.2
Total Credits42

Conferral of Master's Degree after 42 Credits and a minimum of 550 supervised clinical practicum hours across the family population foci