The School of Nursing's Post-Graduate Certificate Options allow Master's prepared nurses to complete additional coursework necessary to be eligible for advanced practice certification exams.

Post-graduate certificates are available to those seeking certification as an adult/geriatric nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, primary care pediatric nurse practitioner, acute care pediatric nurse practitioner and combined certification as a primary/acute care pediatric nurse practitioner. The programs of study vary in length based on the background of the candidate and the requirements of the advanced practice field. Recipients receive a certificate from the School of Nursing and transcript information which document completion of certificate requirements and eligibility to sit for national certification. Students in a School of Nursing Post-Graduate Certificate Option are bound by all the policies and regulations for students in the M.S.N. program, including those for admission, progression, graduation and clinical practice.