FNP, PMHNP, PCPNP, and AG-CNS Programs:
Application Deadline: November 1
Application Available: September 1
Program Start: Fall, once a year only
Length of Program: 1.5 - 2 years full-time (Post-MSN Certificate awarded upon completion)
Part-Time Study Available? YES
Distance Learning Available? Not at this time
Application Deadline: September 15 – Extended to Dec. 31, 2021 for Jan. 18, 2022 start.
Application Available: May 1
Program Start: Spring, once a year only
Length of Program: 4 consecutive semesters, part-time study (Post-MSN Certificate awarded upon completion)
Program Format: Hybrid
ACPNP Information Sessions
About the APRN Certificate Programs
The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certificate programs are designed for those nurses who have a master’s in nursing or a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and wish to complete the course work necessary to sit for national certification as an APRN. Students choose a certificate track as a 1) Family Nurse Practitioner, 2) Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 3) Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 4) Family Psych/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or 5) Adult Gerontology - Clinical Nurse Specialist. Students in the APRN Certificate Programs will complete the didactic and clinical hours necessary to take the national exam in their specialty area. They will not, however, earn a second graduate degree.
Advanced Practice Nursing (APN): Visit Advance Practice Nursing to learn about APN programs.