Nursing

Post-Master of Science in Nursing Certificate

Post-Master of Science in Nursing certificates allow nurses to add another specialty area to their master's degree. Choose from seven available post-master's certificate programs to enhance your nursing skills, expertise and practice scope.

Completion Options

  • Choose a full- or part-time workload to complete your degree.
  • Completion time varies by certificate program and depends heavily on your completed master's coursework.

Application Deadlines

The application window could close early, if program capacity is reached.

Post-Master of Science in Nursing Certificate Deadlines by Semester Start
  Spring Summer Fall
On-Campus Programs Sept. 1 (Priority)
Oct. 15 (Final)
N/A

June 1

Online Programs
Sept. 1 (Priority)
Oct. 15 (Final)
TBD
June 1
Note: Psych-Mental Health admits for spring and summer semester starts only.

Note: Psych-Mental Health admits for spring and summer semester starts only.

Cincinnati Metro-Area Residents

Individuals who reside in the following counties seeking admission to the Summer 2020 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care or Family Nurse Practitioner cohort must apply to the onsite program using the Cincinnati Metro application. Students in these onsite programs can complete 100% of their coursework online.

  • Ohio: Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, Warren
  • Kentucky: Boone, Campbell, Kenton

Programs

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program prepares students to treat patients 13 and older for brief, but severe, episodes of illness, injury, or trauma in hospitals, ambulatory care facilities or short-term stay settings.

This program is offered on campus only.

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The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program prepares students to care for patients 13 and older for diagnosis and management of common and complex medical conditions.

This program is offered on campus only.

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The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program prepares nurses to diagnose and manage common and complex medical conditions in children and adults.

This program is offered on campus and online.

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The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program prepares nurses to manage acute and chronic health conditions for patients from birth to 2 years old.

This program is offered as a hybrid with core classes online and a required on-site component about twice a semester.

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The Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program prepares nurses to manage children from birth to 21 years old with complex acute and chronic health conditions in hospital or acute care settings.

This program is offered on campus only.

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The Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program prepares nurses to provide care for patients with complex psychiatric and physical health needs.

This program is offered online only.

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*This program requires campus visits. See the specific program page for details.

Post-MSN DNP with NP Pathway

Current advanced-practice registered nurses can earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice in an additional specialty by combining the Post-MSN DNP with a Post-MSN Certificate in one of the following specialty areas:

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP (on campus only)
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP
  • Family NP
  • Pediatric Acute Care NP
  • Psych-Mental Health NP

Interested applicants must have a Master of Science in Nursing in an advanced-practice specialty and at least one year of relevant APRN experience. To enter the Post-MSN with NP Pathway program, nurses must apply to the applicable BSN-DNP specialty program. Individuals are considered for advanced standing (transfer credit) for their MSN-level core coursework only after they are admitted to the program.

For more information, contact Bobby Rue, Admissions Counselor, at bobby.rue@uc.edu.