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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at The College of St. Scholastica are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Program

The Post-Graduate Certificate educates advanced practice nurses in an additional specialty area: adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner (AGACNP), 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 are dependent of the specialty area.

  • The AGACNP certificate includes 21 credits with 450 direct supervised patient care hours over 4 semesters
  • The AGPCNP certificate includes 26 credits with 675 direct supervised patient care hours over 4 semesters
  • The FNP certificate includes 25 credits with 675 direct supervised patient care hours over 4 semesters
  • The PMHNP certificate includes 29 credits with 630 direct supervised patient care hours over 6 semesters

Each certificate is offered in a hybrid format consisting of online courses and clinical courses supplemented with minimal on-campus meetings.

For more information on any of the Post-Graduate Nursing Certificates please contact Chad Oppelt,, schedule a meeting or (877) 287-8719.

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The College of St. Scholastica's Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and APRN Certificate programs are approved as advanced practice nursing programs by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

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Tuition: $899/credit*

* Tuition rates are for the 2020-21 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change. View 2019-20 tuition rates.