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Advanced Certificates in Nursing

Build upon your expertise with an Advanced Certificate and specialize as a nurse practitioner, nurse educator, or clinical nurse leader.

Take your nursing career in a new direction with the Advanced Certificate programs (post-master's in nursing) from the University of Rochester. Build upon your clinical or leadership skills, refine your practice, or earn national certification in another area with an Advanced Certificate.

Program Options


certificate program options 

Program Length

2-4 semesters

of part-time coursework

Application Deadline

Sept. 15 

For the Spring 2025 semester start 

Advanced Certificate Program Options

Nurse Practitioner

We offer seven Nurse Practitioner Advanced Certificates for current advanced practice nurses who are seeking NP certification in New York and nationally.

Nursing Education

We offer two options for master's-prepared nurses to earn a Nursing Education Advanced Certificate (with a clinical or education focus).

Clinical Nurse Leader

The CNL Advanced Certificate prepares nurses with a previous master's degree in leadership to improve the quality of patient care outcomes and expand their role as a nurse leader.

Connect With Us

Interested in pursuing an education at the University of Rochester School of Nursing? Take the next step by requesting more information, scheduling a visit, or starting your application.

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