Nursing

Post-Master of Science in Nursing Certificate

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

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
All On-Campus Programs except Adult-Gero Primary Care and Family NP
Oct. 4*
N/A

March 2 (Priority)
April 1 (Final)
On-Campus Adult-Gero Primary Care and Family NP (with option to take 100% of courses online)
Oct. 25 Jan 10 (Priority)
March 2 (Final)
March 2 (Priority)
April 1 (Final)
Online Programs Oct. 25
Jan. 10 (Priority)
Feb. 3 (Final)
March 2 (Priority)
April 1 (Final)

*Excludes Pediatric Primary Care, which is not accepting applications at this time.
**Excludes Psych-Mental Health, which 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 Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program prepares nurses to provide primary care to children who are healthy or suffering from common, acute or chronic health problems from birth to 21 years old.

This program is not accepting applicants for Fall 2020.

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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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