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

You are already a master’s-prepared nurse. It takes something extra to be a true leader. Now is the time to focus your career. Enroll in Maryville University and gain the knowledge and clinical skills that can prepare you for nurse practitioner certification in adult-gerontology primary care, pediatric primary care, adult-gerontology acute care, or family nurse practitioner.

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100% online with no campus visits required

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No GMAT, GRE, or Statistics required for admission

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Choose from 5 concentrations

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Complete clinicals locally in your preferred setting

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No waiting list once you’re accepted

Five Post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner Certificates

Post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner
(MSN FNPC)

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Post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner Certificate – Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
(MSN AGPCNPC)

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Post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner Certificate – Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
(MSN AGACNPC)

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Post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner Certificate – Pediatric (Primary Care) Nurse Practitioner
(MSN PNPC)

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Post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner Certificate – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (MSN PMHNPC)

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Why further your nursing certification online?

Make the next step in your nursing career a focused one.

At Maryville, our goal is to provide you with a flexible, supportive, and convenient way to pursue an adult-gerontology primary care, pediatric primary care, adult-gerontology acute care, psychiatric mental health, or family nurse practitioner certification. You will not be required to come to campus, although we would love to see you walk at graduation.

Continue working as you continue learning.

Our nursing programs are structured so you can continue working while you complete your certificate. Upon graduating, you will have many more options open to you, like the fact that you can now take the national nurse practitioner certification exam in your area of specialty.

Why choose Maryville?

We’re a private, four-year institution ranked as one of America’s Best Colleges by both U.S. News & World Report and Forbes. We’re also proud to have been named to the Military Friendly Schools list for the 6th consecutive year. When you choose us, you receive a highly flexible and highly regarded education with the added convenience of being delivered 100% online. Here are a few more reasons why we offer you the best path:

  •  Streamline your time and talent to earn a post-master’s certificate.
  • Graduate from a program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Enjoy a flexible and convenient 24/7 online learning model.
  • Explore important topics that will help pave the way to a better future for yourself and the nurses who follow in your footsteps.
  • Take the opportunity to conduct research via clinical inquiry courses that will challenge your assumptions.
  • Learn from an expert faculty of nursing leaders who openly share their experiences and insights regarding public health and the nursing profession.

Career Outlook for Nurse Practitioners

Certified nurse practitioners are in demand

Did you know that nurse practitioners ranked No. 1 on Kiplinger’s 2013 list of “Today’s Hottest Jobs”? That’s great news for the more than 192,000 nurse practitioners practicing in the United States. Growth is expected to remain strong, especially in adult gerontology and family care.

What is the career outlook for NPs?

  • According to Scrubs Magazine, adult-gerontology nurse practitioners rank in the “Top 10 Highest Paying Nursing Specialties.”
  • The need for adult-gerontology nurse practitioners is expected to increase for decades, as more and more baby boomers reach retirement.
  • The demand for family nurse practitioners is expected to steadily increase, considering that by 2025 the nation is expected to be short at least 100,000 family medicine doctors.
  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job openings for nurse practitioners are expected to increase by 31% through 2020.
  • The average salary for nurse practitioners is $94,460, according to the BLS.

Where do nurse practitioners work?

There are a variety of settings, including:

  • Primary Care Offices
  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Private Practices
  • Nursing Homes

Founded in 1872 — Top Ranked for Today

Proud to be recognized as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report and Forbes.

Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission — HLC

Forbes America's Top Colleges 2017

Ranked among “America’s Top Colleges” — Forbes, 2017

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Ranked among the best values in private colleges
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CCNE Accredited

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education — CCNE

Curriculum

Four curriculum models. One rewarding career specialty.

Graduate Nursing & Nurse Practitioner Core Courses

Post-NP Certificate | Credits by Concentration

AGPCNP 29 Credit Hours, AGACNP 35 Credit Hours, FNP 35 Credit Hours, PNP 31 Credit Hours

Graduate Nursing Core Courses

NURS 603Professional Role Development3 Credits
NURS 610Health Promotion/Disease Prevention3 Credits

Nurse Practitioner Core Courses

NURS 611Advanced Pathophysiology 3 Credits
NURS 612Advanced Health Assessment5 Credits
NURS 615Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics3 Credits

AGACNP Concentration Curriculum

For the AGACNP certificate you will need:

NURS 640Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Diagnosis and Management I3 Credits
NURS 641Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Diagnosis and Management Practicum I3 Credits
NURS 642Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Diagnosis and Management II3 Credits
NURS 643Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Diagnosis and Management Practicum II3 Credits
NURS 644Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Diagnosis and Management III3 Credits
NURS 645Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Diagnosis and Management Practicum III3 Credits

AGPCNP Concentration Curriculum

For the AGPCNP certificate you will need:

NURS 620Adult-Gerontology Health Care I3 Credits
NURS 621Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Practicum I3 Credits
NURS 623Adult-Gerontology Health Care II3 Credits
NURS 624Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Practicum II3 Credits

FNP Concentration Curriculum

For the FNP certificate you will need:

NURS 620Adult-Gerontology Health Care I3 Credits
NURS 621Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Practicum I3 Credits
NURS 623Adult-Gerontology Health Care II3 Credits
NURS 624Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Practicum II3 Credits
NURS 629Pediatric/Family Health Care III3 Credits
NURS 630Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum III 3 Credits

PNP Concentration Curriculum

For the PNP certificate you will need:

NURS 650Health Promotion of the Pediatric Population3 Credits
NURS 651Pediatric Assessment and Diagnosis I3 Credits
NURS 652Pediatric Assessment and Diagnosis Practicum I3 Credits
NURS 653Pediatric Assessment and Diagnosis II3 Credits
NURS 654Pediatric Assessment and Diagnosis Practicum II3 Credits

PMHNP Concentration Curriculum

For the PMHNP concentration you will need:

NURS 660Psychopharmacology and Mental Health Assessment3 Credits
NURS 661Psychiatric-Mental Health Diagnosis and Management I3 Credits
NURS 662Psychiatric-Mental Health Diagnosis and Management Practicum I3 Credits
NURS 663Psychiatric-Mental Health Diagnosis and Management II3 Credits
NURS 664Psychiatric-Mental Health Diagnosis and Management Practicum II3 Credits
NURS 665Psychiatric-Mental Health Diagnosis and Management III3 Credits
NURS 667Psychiatric-Mental Health Diagnosis and Management Practicum III3 Credits