Online Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Certificates

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It’s in your nature to care — and to lead.

You’re already a master’s-prepared nurse. Now is the time to focus your career in a specialization that urgently needs experienced nursing leaders. Enroll in one of Maryville University’s online post-master’s nurse practitioner certificate programs and gain the clinical skills and knowledge you need to earn nurse practitioner (NP) certification in one of five critical areas: family practice, adult-gerontology primary care, adult-gerontology acute care, pediatric primary care, and psychiatric mental health.

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Program Start Date: 01-16-23

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Completing your online post-master’s NP certificate at Maryville can qualify you for roles such as:

  • Family nurse practitioner (FNP)
  • Adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner (AGPCNP)
  • Adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner (AGACNP)
  • Pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP)
  • Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP)



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Why Earn a Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate?

Earning a post-master’s NP certificates is a cost-effective way to expand your knowledge into other clinical specialties, increasing your value to employers and enabling you to provide high-quality care for a wider range of patients — or provide expanded services to existing patients.

Here’s what you can expect with our program:

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Access coursework 100% online with no campus visits required.

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Apply with no GMAT, GRE, or statistics needed.

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Choose from five concentrations.

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Complete clinicals locally in your preferred setting.

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Enjoy no waiting list once you’re accepted.

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If you’ve already earned your master’s degree in nursing and want to go further, specialize, or pivot in your nursing career, then a post-master’s certificate may be for you.

At Maryville University, we understand the breadth of the nursing profession and the specialization it takes to be a bold leader in the field. That’s why we designed our curriculum so you have five post-master’s certificate options to help you expand on your nursing career and practice where you want.

You can complete these certificate programs 100% online — the perfect format for working nurses who want to take their careers further and apply what they’ve learned on the job right away.

Chose from five specialty tracks:

Family Nurse Practitioner

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Pediatric (Primary Care) Nurse Practitioner

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner*

*Note. Clinical hour requirements for state licensure may vary by state. Students are encouraged to visit the Board of Nursing website for the state in which they intend to practice to verify specific requirements. Students may also reach out to our team of enrollment advisors for guidance.

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Accreditation and rankings

Maryville University is a nationally ranked private college recognized for comprehensive and innovative education focused on student learning, outcomes, and success.

Higher Learning Commission accreditation

Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Forbe's America's Top Colleges 2019 accreditation

Ranked by Forbes among “America’s Top Colleges” for 2019

Kiplinger Best College Values 2019 accreditation

Listed among the “Best College Values 2019” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Educator (CCNE)

The RN to BSN, MSN, Post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner Certificate, and DNP programs at Maryville University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.