Degree Programs

NMSU’s distance education degree programs are designed to serve students who may not be able to pursue an education through traditional means. NMSU offers Bachelor degree completion programs, Masters and Doctorate programs, and a number of Graduate Certificate and K-12 NM educator licensure and endorsement programs.

Please contact the listed distance education director for your degree program.


Graduate Certificate Post-Master's of Science of Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner

College: Health and Social Services

Program Category: Online

Description: This program is for Master's- Prepared Advanced practice nurses who hold current national certification in a clinical specialty area who wish to obtain the coursework needed to sit for certification in another nursing advanced practice speciality. The SON currently offers a post-MSN graduate certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner. The Post-Master's graduate certificate consists of 18 credit hours which includes a minimum of 500 clinical hours. Please note that the clinical hours are required for national certification and cannot be waived or negotiated.

Delivery method: Canvas

Requirements: MSN GPA cumulative 3.0 or higher, current national certification in another advanced practice specialty.

Costs: Current main campus tuition and fees plus a $35 per credit hour distance education fee.Clinical Course Fees apply in selected courses. See the University Accounts Receivable Schedule of Costs for the current tuition rate and applicable fees.

To apply: For application instructions please see the NMSU School of Nursing website

Accreditation: NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
HLC website
HLC phone: 800-621-7440

Specialized Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
New Mexico Board of Nursing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
New Mexico Board of Nursing

More info: The School of Nursing

Disabilities: If you have a disability that may affect your performance in a course, or if you require accommodations in order to take a distance education course, contact NMSU's Student Accessibility Services (SAS). Providing accommodations for distance education students sometimes requires more time than in a traditional classroom setting so students are encouraged to begin working with SAS as early as possible.

Updated: 2017-10-12