Why Choose a Post-Master's Certificate Program?
Would you like to expand or change your advanced practice nursing role? Our post-master’s certificate programs offer opportunities for you to build upon your clinical skills and knowledge, allowing you to take your career in a new direction.
The Post-Master’s Certificate program is designed to provide nurses who already have a master’s degree a way to specialize in another area or become a nurse practitioner.
Your plan of study will be individualized based on your prior clinical coursework and what is necessary to complete the program. Some clinical hours can be transferred from your prior master’s degree or earned through supervised clinical hours in the specialty.
If you choose from one of our six nurse practitioner specialties, you’ll learn current laws and regulations related to prescription and record keeping.
Explore our specialties below to learn more about specific curriculums.
Post-Master's Certificate programs are available in each of the following specialties:
Program Requirements and Application Process
- completion of a master's degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing (For the Post-Master’s NNP, a master’s in maternal-infant or maternal-child health or pediatrics is required)
- RN licensure within the United States or U.S. territory
- cumulative GPA of 3.0 in baccalaureate nursing program preferred
- CPR certification
- statistics course with a grade of C or above
- professional goal statement
- writing sample (academic paper, clinical document, or publication)
- two letters of reference
- personal interview with faculty member is at the discretion of the program faculty
- for international students, TOEFL with a minimum score of 560 (paper-based), 230 (computer-based) or 88 (iBT)