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  • A variety of specialties including FNP, PNP(Primary and Acute), and AGNP
  • MSN, DNP and Post Graduate Certificate Options
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Nurse Practitioner Program Options 

These programs are also available as postgraduate certificates.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the demand for registered nurse practitioners to increase by 31% over the next decade. Combine this with the fact that experts predict a massive nursing shortage in the United States and you can understand how advanced nursing education and a nurse practitioner certification can set you up for a long and successful health care career.

From Accredited Curriculum to Licensure

Catholic University’s CCNE-accredited School of Nursing is among the top nursing schools in the U.S., and the online M.S.N. degree is designed to meet the standards required for nurse practitioner programs nationwide. The nurse practitioner tracks meet the curriculum guidelines and recommendations of the:

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Program (AANP)

After passing the national certification exam, you will be eligible for licensure. You will need to pass the appropriate exam and apply for state certification before you can practice as a nurse practitioner. Members of Catholic University’s online M.S.N. program will guide you through the process and provide post-graduation support services to assist you in becoming a nurse practitioner.


All of our DNP (Post Master's), MSN, and Post Graduate Certificate Nurse Practitioner Programs meet the educational requirements for national certification in all states. Some states have unique regulatory requirements. As a result, we have elected not to accept students from the following states at the present time: New York (Post Master's DNP accepted); Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.