Post Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certification (FNPGC) - TUC MSN Alumni Pathway

The TUC MSN Alumni Pathway application for the Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate program is open to all graduates of the TUC MSN program and has been designed to provide a streamlined application process. No letters of recommendation or transcripts are required; if needed, these documents will be obtained from your prior student file.   

Program Overview

The Touro University California Post Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certification (FNPGC) program is a 30 unit course of study which begins every Spring and Summer term.   

Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the FNP certification exam through either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANP).  Additional program information may be found by visiting      

Want more information?  Please fill out our University Interest Form and a representative will contact you!

Ready to apply?  The sections below will provide you with all of the information you need to submit your application!

Entry Term

The TUC MSN Alumni pathway is available only for the Summer entry term.  The current Summer term will begin in June 2022.

Application Process

All applications to the Touro University California School of Nursing are submitted through the Central Application Service for Nursing (NursingCAS).  Please read through all of the material on this page prior to accessing the NursingCAS application to assure you have assembled all required information and materials.

To access and complete the application:

  • Visit the NursingCAS website
    • Select "Summer 2022" as indicated above
    • Click on "Apply"
  • Sign in or create an account
  • After creating an account/logging in, click on the "Add Program" tab, search for Touro University California, then select the "FNP Certification (TUC MSN Alumni Pathway)" program
  • Click on the "My Application" tab, then work through the four sections of the application
    • Personal Information
    • Academic History
    • Supporting Information
    • Program Materials 
  • Click on the "Submit Application" tab and follow the instructions to submit your application

Important School Entry Information: Before your application can be considered complete, NursingCAS requires that you enter information for all schools you have attended.    

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted to and verified by NursingCAS by no later than May 15, 2022.   

Eligibility Requirements

Academic Requirements

A Master of Science Degree in Nursing from Touro University California is required.  All Master's level coursework must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

Professional Licensure and Experience 

Current, unencumbered California state Registered Nursing licensure is required prior to application.  One year of full-time nursing practice is required.  Experiences must be documented in a Curriculum Vitae or Resume and must be verifiable.


Individuals who have met all application requirements and permanently reside in the United States at the time of application, inclusive of DACA recipients, are permitted to apply and matriculate at Touro University California.  Currently, TUC does not accept international students.

Eligibility for Federal Financial Aid is limited to US Citizens and US Permanent Residents. Candidates applying without US Citizenship or Permanent Residency are strongly encouraged to explore financing options before proceeding with the application process.  Additional information may be viewed by visiting the Eligibility Requirements section of the Financial Aid website

Required Transcripts

No external transcripts are required.  The Office of Admissions will obtain and upload a copy of your TUC MSN transcript.

Letters of Recommendation

No letters of recommendation are required.

Transfer Credit from TUC MSN Program

Upon matriculation, graduates of the TUC MSN program will receive 3 units of transfer credit for each of the following courses: Advanced Physical Assessment, Advanced Pharmacology, and Advanced Pathophysiology.

Transfer Credit from other Nursing Programs 

Transfer credit from other nursing programs will not be accepted.

Application Review

Representatives of the Admissions Committee review the applications of all candidates who submit all required materials prior to the posted deadline to determine whether or not they should be accepted into the program.  Selection criteria include, but are not limited to academic performance, professional experience, and fit-to-mission.


Applications are reviewed and decisions rendered within two weeks following receipt and verification of all application materials.  Candidates may be accepted, assigned to the wait list, or denied. After initial Offers of Admission have been made, additional offers will be made to candidates assigned to the wait list as needed to fill vacancies in the cohort.  Accepted candidates will be required to pay a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $500.00 to secure their seat in the cohort.

Multiple Deposit Policy

Applicants to Touro University California (TUC) may also choose to apply to and submit seat deposits for other programs located within TUC or the greater Touro College and University System (TCUS).  TUC applicants who have deposits at one or more TUC or other TCUS programs will be given until April 15th (for Summer starts) or June 1st (for Fall starts) to decide which program they wish to attend and will be required to withdraw from all other TUC/TCUS program to which they have deposited.  TUC applicants who are accepted and who submit seat deposits after April 15th (for Summer starts) or June 1st (for Fall starts) will be required to immediately withdraw from any other TUC/TCUS program to which they have deposited.

Post-Acceptance Requirements

The School of Nursing requires specific immunizations which cannot be waived. In addition, a background check is required prior to matriculation to verify eligibility for clinical rotations. For further information regarding these requirements, please refer to our Post-Acceptance Requirements page.

Admissions Office Correspondence with Candidates

Unless otherwise noted, all correspondence is conducted via email. Please be certain that you are able to receive emails from addresses and be sure to monitor your junk mail folder for errant messages.





In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Touro University California will be closed Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th.