Frequently Asked Questions
Individuals with a Master of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally and ACEN (formerly NLNAC) or CCNE accredited institution can apply for the post-master's certificate programs.
The courses you took as part of your MSN will determine the curriculum of your post-master's certificate. You will be required to take only the courses in your specialty that you did not complete as part of your previous degree. For this reason, the curriculum is highly individualized.
Students can choose a full- or part-time courseload. Once advisors review your master's coursework and determine which classes you must take, you will be able to forecast how long the program will take to complete.
Several post-master's specialties require certification to work as an advanced practice nurse in those areas. Check the program page of your specialty of interest for more information.
Post-master's certificate students are not eligible for funding through the college or the federal government. Students can seek external funding from scholarships or their employer through benefits programs.