Frequently Asked Questions

 

Who can apply to the Post-Master's Certificate programs?

Individuals who have previously earned a master's degree from regionally and ACEN (formerly NLNAC) or CCNE accredited institutions are eligible to apply for the post-master’s certificate programs.
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What is the curriculum of the Post-Master's Certificate Programs?

The curriculum of your previous Master’s degree in Nursing will determine the curriculum of your Post-Master’s certificate curriculum. Essentially, you will be required to take only the courses not completed by your previous Master’s degree in another area to earn the Post-Master's certificate in the specialty area you choose. Because students in the Post-Master’s Certificate programs come to us from a variety of institutions with a variety of academic experiences, the curriculum is very much individualized to each learner.
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What kind of time commitment does the Post-Master’s Certificate program require?

You may complete the Post-Master’s certificate program on a full-time or part-time basis. Once it is determined which of the required classes you completed in your previously earned Master’s degree in Nursing, you will be able to forecast how long the program will take dependent on what you need to take and when it is offered.
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Will I gain any kind of certification at the end of the Post-Master’s Certificate?

Several of our Post-Master’s specialty areas require certification to practice as an advanced practice nurse upon completion. Please consult with the specialty program of your choice for specific certification opportunities upon completion.
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Are there financial aid opportunities available to Post-Master's Certificate students?

Post-Master's Certificate students are not eligible for funding through UC College of Nursing, and certificate students are not eligible for federal financial aid. Students may seek external funding through scholarships or employer benefit programs.
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