Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Post-MSN Graduate Certificate

The Post-MSN graduate certificate option is available for nurses who already hold an MSN degree and are seeking to become certified in an additional speciality area. Post-MSN certificates are available in all CNS and NP tracks.

The Post-MSN certificate can be completed in two years of part-time study. There is no full-time option for the Post-MSN due to placement of courses in the program.

The number of credit hours required to earn the certificate varies based on the student's previous education. Each student receives an individualized plan of study that will ensure they meet the criteria for certification in the additional speciality area. Please note that, due to the time involved, faculty will develop the Post-MSN plan of study only after the student is admitted into the MSN program. 

Admission to the Post-MSN graduate certificate option is offered on a space-available basis. The Post-MSN option utilizes the same admission criteria and application deadlines as the MSN program. Detailed application instructions can be found by clicking the Apply Now link on the right and selecting Post-MSN Graduate Certificate from the drop-down menu.

Note: Admission to the Fall 2019 Nurse Practitioner tracks has closed. Applications for the Fall 2020 cohort will open in September 2019. Post-MSN applications for the CNS tracks will be accepted until May 15th, 2019.