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 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.
Explore our specialties below to learn more about specific curriculums.
Review the eligibility and application requirements for these Post-Master's Certificate programs before starting your online application.
Program eligibility requirements include:
Bachelor's degree in nursing from a regionally-accredited school
Master's degree requirements for:
Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate Programs: Completion of a master’s degree as an advanced practice nurse (Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, CRNA, or Certified Nurse Midwife) from an accredited school of nursing
Post-Master’s NNP – a master’s in maternal-infant or maternal-child health or pediatrics is required
Post-Master’s CNL Program: Completion of any master's degree in nursing or related field
Post-Master's Nursing Education (Clinical Focus): completion of a master's degree in education
Post-Master's Nursing Education (Education Focus):completion of any master's degree in nursing
RN licensure within the United States or U.S. territory
CPR certification (professional course must be taken with the American Heart Association)
"The Post-Master's in Nursing Education gave me what I needed to succeed as a new nursing instructor. I'm fulfilling the dream I didn't know I had. I'm helping the next generation of nurses become somebody I want to work next to."
Kris LoBello, RN, MS
Nursing Instructor, Genesee Community College Staff Nurse, Unit 63600 Strong Memorial Hospital Post-Master's in Nursing Education (Education focus) '18