Nursing Post-Master's Certificates

Post Graduate Certificate Options 
Program Overview
The Departmetnt of Graduate Nursing's Post-Graduate APRN Certificate program educates advanced practice nurses in an additional specialty area: adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner (AGPCNP), family nurse practitioner (FNP), or psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP). The curriculum integrates nursing, science, concepts and theories from related disciplines, along with practice and research. The number of credits and time to complete the certificate ae dependent of the specialty area. The AGPCNP certificate includes 26 credits with 675 direct supervised patient care hours over 4 semesters; FNP certificates includes 25 credits with 675 direct supervised patient care hours over 4 semesters; PMHNP certificate includes 29 credits with 630 direct supervised patient care hours over 8 semesters. Each Certificate is offered in a hybrid format consisting of online courses and clinical courses supplemented with minimal on-campus meetings.

Interim Co-Chairs, Department of Graduate Nursing

Christopher P. Kemnitz, PhD, RN
Kristiana Holmes, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC


Interim Dean, School of Nursing
Sheryl Sandahl, DNP, APRN, CPNP, FNP-BC, MPH

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