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Nurse Practitioner Advanced Certificates

The Nurse Practitioner Advanced Certificate Programs are non-degree programs for nurses with a master’s degree in nursing who are seeking Nurse Practitioner certification in New York and nationally. Advanced Certificate graduates receive a certificate of completion from the School of Nursing.

Clinical Experience

Students must complete clinical hours in the specialty program, either via supervised clinical hours in the Advanced Certificate Program specialty, or by transferring in clinical hours from their prior master’s programs. The total number of hours required depends on the specific program. Nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, and psychologists serve as clinical preceptors in the specialty courses.

The Advanced Certificate Program student’s prior clinical and academic background in advanced practice nursing will determine the exact number of clinical hours required at the University of Rochester School of Nursing. A transcript (gap) analysis is conducted by the student’s advisor, in consultation with the Program Director; findings are then used to develop the student’s Advanced Certificate Program degree plan.

NP Advanced Certificate Specialty Options

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care




Pediatric-Acute Care

Psychiatric Mental Health Across the Lifespan

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