Online Post Master’s Nursing Certificate Programs

The post master’s nursing certificate programs at WP Online support your goals as a lifelong learner and provide the additional, expanded healthcare qualifications you need to continue advancing toward professional fulfillment.

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Why choose a WP Online post master’s nursing certificate - program:

  • Made for working, MSN-prepared nurses, online coursework is accessible 24/7 anywhere you have an internet connection
  • Dedicated, supportive faculty with significant real-world experience in nursing leadership provide personalized attention
  • Deepen your nursing knowledge and give yourself more career options, higher earning potential, and the ability to explore new responsibilities

Why choose our online post masters certificate program?

  • Apply advanced knowledge of nursing theories, related sciences and humanities, and methods of inquiry in the delivery of healthcare services
  • Develop leadership and communicate effectively using the collaborative approach to improve quality care
  • Analyze changes in the healthcare system through the design and implementation of health-related projects that strengthen outcomes in the healthcare delivery system

Which online program is right for you?

POST-GRADUATE DEGREE

Post Master's Nursing Education Certificate

As few as 8 months Duration
20 Credit Hours
$11,150 Total Tuition

Prepare to teach and lead others with the Post Master's Nursing Education Certificate online from William Paterson University. This online nursing education certificate program opens opportunities for you beyond direct patient care. This certificate program with 100 percent online coursework equips you with the advanced medical knowledge and teaching practices to work as an educator.

This accelerated program is designed to develop educational leaders who are committed to the advancement of the nursing discipline within the scientific community as well as in academic and service institutions. You can complete this certificate in as few as eight months.

Note: The total number of credit hours needed and the time to completion may be less, depending on the specific courses taken in the prior master’s program. The courses needed will be evaluated on an individual basis during the admission process.

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POST-GRADUATE DEGREE

Post Master’s Nursing Administration Certificate

As few as 8 months Duration
22 Credit Hours
$11,242 Total Tuition

Shift your career into management by earning your Post Master's Nursing Administration Certificate online from William Paterson University. This online post graduate certificate in nursing administration program opens higher-level opportunities for you beyond direct patient care. You will gain the management and financial knowledge necessary to work successfully as an administrator. Program coursework examines the foundations of management, finance and accounting, data analysis, and decision-making.

You can complete this certificate in as few as 8 months.

Note: The total number of credit hours needed and the time to completion may be less, depending on the specific courses taken in the prior master’s program. The courses needed will be evaluated on an individual basis during the admission process.

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POST-GRADUATE DEGREE

Post Master’s Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificate

As few as 12 months Duration
27 Credit Hours
$16,686 Total Tuition

If you're an MSN graduate interested in changing or progressing your career, the online Post Master's Adult-Gero NP Certificate can help get you there. In this accelerated online program, you will focus on caring for adults and designing plans for them to improve lifelong outcomes by managing chronic illnesses and adopting healthy changes.

You will also advance your expertise in the delivery of healthcare services to patients from adolescents to senior adults. This adult gerontology nurse practitioner program equips you to practice primary care with a greater understanding of the aging process and the medical challenges that occur later in life. Program coursework examines advanced nursing practices, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and health assessments of the adult client. You can complete this certificate in as few as 12 months and will be prepared to take the Adult Gero Primary Care certification exam.

Note: The total number of credit hours needed and the time to completion may be less, depending on the specific courses taken in the prior master’s program. The courses needed will be evaluated on an individual basis during the admission process.

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POST-GRADUATE DEGREE

Post Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

As few as 16 months Duration
35 Credit Hours
$23,695 Total Tuition

Expand your career outlook by earning your Post Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate online from William Paterson University. This family nurse practitioner certificate program equips you to care for patients of all ages—pediatric to geriatric—with both acute and chronic illnesses. Program coursework examines advanced nursing practices, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and advanced health assessment of the pediatric, childbearing, and adult client.

If you are an MSN graduate interested in changing or advancing your career, the Post Master's FNP Certificate offers you specialized knowledge and clinical experience necessary to provide evidence-based nursing care. Nurses who specialize in family medicine will focus on the full range of primary healthcare services, while serving as a counselor and advocate for your patients in a variety of settings. Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible to sit for the FNP certification exam.

Note: The total number of credit hours needed and the time to completion may be less, depending on the specific courses taken in the prior master’s program. The courses needed will be evaluated on an individual basis during the admission process.

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The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing, post-master's degree certification in adult gerontology and family nurse practitioner, and DNP programs at William Paterson University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (ccneaccreditation.org). Expires June 30, 2030.

Post Master's Nursing Education Certificate

Duration: 8 months Credit Hours: 20 Tuition: $557.50 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 4/29/24 Start class: 5/20/24

Prepare to teach and lead others with the Post Master's Nursing Education Certificate online from William Paterson University. This online nursing education certificate program opens opportunities for you beyond direct patient care. This certificate program with 100 percent online coursework equips you with the advanced medical knowledge and teaching practices to work as an educator.

This accelerated program is designed to develop educational leaders who are committed to the advancement of the nursing discipline within the scientific community as well as in academic and service institutions. You can complete this certificate in as few as eight months.

Note: The total number of credit hours needed and the time to completion may be less, depending on the specific courses taken in the prior master’s program. The courses needed will be evaluated on an individual basis during the admission process.

Post Master’s Nursing Administration Certificate

Duration: 8 months Credit Hours: 22 Tuition: $511 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 4/29/24 Start class: 5/20/24

Shift your career into management by earning your Post Master's Nursing Administration Certificate online from William Paterson University. This online post graduate certificate in nursing administration program opens higher-level opportunities for you beyond direct patient care. You will gain the management and financial knowledge necessary to work successfully as an administrator. Program coursework examines the foundations of management, finance and accounting, data analysis, and decision-making.

You can complete this certificate in as few as 8 months.

Note: The total number of credit hours needed and the time to completion may be less, depending on the specific courses taken in the prior master’s program. The courses needed will be evaluated on an individual basis during the admission process.

Post Master’s Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Duration: 12 months Credit Hours: 27 Tuition: $618 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 6/23/24 Start class: 7/15/24

If you're an MSN graduate interested in changing or progressing your career, the online Post Master's Adult-Gero NP Certificate can help get you there. In this accelerated online program, you will focus on caring for adults and designing plans for them to improve lifelong outcomes by managing chronic illnesses and adopting healthy changes.

You will also advance your expertise in the delivery of healthcare services to patients from adolescents to senior adults. This adult gerontology nurse practitioner program equips you to practice primary care with a greater understanding of the aging process and the medical challenges that occur later in life. Program coursework examines advanced nursing practices, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and health assessments of the adult client. You can complete this certificate in as few as 12 months and will be prepared to take the Adult Gero Primary Care certification exam.

Note: The total number of credit hours needed and the time to completion may be less, depending on the specific courses taken in the prior master’s program. The courses needed will be evaluated on an individual basis during the admission process.

Post Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Duration: 16 months Credit Hours: 35 Tuition: $677 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 6/23/24 Start class: 7/15/24

Expand your career outlook by earning your Post Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate online from William Paterson University. This family nurse practitioner certificate program equips you to care for patients of all ages—pediatric to geriatric—with both acute and chronic illnesses. Program coursework examines advanced nursing practices, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and advanced health assessment of the pediatric, childbearing, and adult client.

If you are an MSN graduate interested in changing or advancing your career, the Post Master's FNP Certificate offers you specialized knowledge and clinical experience necessary to provide evidence-based nursing care. Nurses who specialize in family medicine will focus on the full range of primary healthcare services, while serving as a counselor and advocate for your patients in a variety of settings. Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible to sit for the FNP certification exam.

Note: The total number of credit hours needed and the time to completion may be less, depending on the specific courses taken in the prior master’s program. The courses needed will be evaluated on an individual basis during the admission process.

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