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’s online post-master’s certificate nurse practitioner program 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 online 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?

When you choose our online post-master’s certificate nurse practitioner program, you choose to study nursing from trusted and accomplished faculty. 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. Career growth is expected to remain strong, especially in adult gerontology and family care. With Maryville’s online post-master’s certificate nurse practitioner programs, you can give yourself the skills and experience to take full advantage of this opportunity.

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

Ranked among “America’s Top Colleges” — Forbes, 2018

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CCNE Accredited

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education — CCNE

The Post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner Certificate program at Maryville University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Online Nurse
Practitioner Certificate Program Curriculum

If you have 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 might be perfect 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 that 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, so you can apply what you learn dynamically in your career. Learn more at our curriculum page.

Family Nurse Practitioner

This 18-credit track features advanced courses in gerontology, pediatrics, and family health that can help you develop the skills necessary to become a family nurse practitioner and treat patients of all ages.

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP

If you want to be a primary care NP who focuses on patients 13 and older, this 12-credit concentration can help you build the skills necessary to provide the best care possible.

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP

Study advanced concepts related to acute care diagnosis and management and learn the skills to become an AGACNP in this 18-credit concentration.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

If you want to devote your practice as a nurse to working with children, you can earn your online BSN to DNP with a PNP concentration. This 15-credit track features advanced courses in health promotion, assessment, and diagnosis of children.

Psychiatric Mental Health NP

Want to use your nursing degree to help diagnose, treat, and improve mental health? This concentration features 21 credit hours of courses in mental health assessment, diagnosis, and management.