The Lubbock Christian University Department of Nursing values its tradition of providing high quality education based on the needs of students and the community. The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program has been designed to prepare graduates to assume a primary care role in the clinic setting. While this program is considered a hybrid of online and traditional lectures, a substantial amount of time will be physically spent attending lectures, labs, and clinical rotations.  Upon completion, the student will earn a post-master’s certificate and be eligible to sit for the ANCC or AANP national board certification exams.

Completion of this track will require 38 credit hours with a minimum of 720 hours of clinical training.

This is a full-time, rigid, and sequenced curriculum completed in 5 semesters.  Students move through the program together as a cohort to develop academic and professional support systems that enhance their experience at LCU. 

Students may transfer up to 6 credit hours obtained from a graduate level pathophysiology or pharmacology course completed less than 2 years prior to admission at the discretion of the FNP Program Coordinator.  Transfer course credit will only be granted for grades of B or higher.

Students in the Post-MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Track are not eligible for federal financial assistance.

The post-master’s certificate program will accept applications for admission beginning September 7th and ending January 15th of each year with a new cohort of students starting each August.  All application materials must be received prior to the admission ending date.  

FNP Student Achievement Outcome Data for 2019

  • Graduates' success on the licensure and/or certification examination: 88%
  • Students' completion of the nursing program: 100%
  • Graduates obtaining a job: 100%


The LCU FNP program is accredited by ACEN and SACS.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033
Phone: 404-679-4500