Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing
The curriculum model adopted by our Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing program aligns with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Master-Level education preparation standards — including the Master’s Essentials. The program curriculum is also aligned with the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies. If you have not completed the Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Physical Assessment, and Advanced Pathophysiology within the last five years, you will complete the needed courses as part of your certificate program with Norwich.
As a growing number of health organizations work toward early detection and treatment of diseases through solutions-based therapy and long-term treatment options, the demand for clinical knowledge and expertise continues to rise — along with the potential benefits for highly skilled nurse practitioners. In fact, the average salary for a nurse practitioner is approximately $94,300, with significant increases based on years of experience and geographic location.*
Along with a higher salary, additional credentials, and increased professional respect, program graduates can experience career mobility, increased autonomy, and greater flexibility in the workplace. Due to the highly specialized nature of the field, nurse practitioners are well positioned to pursue fulfilling and secure roles, and are highly sought by organizations, including:
- The U.S. Armed Forces and Veterans Admin
- Urgent care facilities
- State- or locally-operated health departments
- Pharmaceutical manufacturers
- Nursing and rehabilitation centers
- Privately-operated doctor’s offices
Our online Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing is led by a dedicated faculty who are doctoral degree holders and subject matter experts in a variety of advanced nursing fields. Through their scholarly insight and practical, real-world experience, you’ll learn methods for safe and effective assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation in caring for individuals and groups while collaborating with other professionals.
Staff members offer additional support with choosing classes, financial aid and other issues from day one to graduation. Each faculty member is committed to helping you achieve your academic, professional, and personal goals. Our in-house instructional design team works hand-in-hand with program faculty and staff to ensure an efficient and interactive online learning experience for each course.
Navigating the complex nature of modern health care requires a solid understanding of the latest in research theory, proven best practices, and a natural-born commitment to succeed through personal and professional accomplishment. With this mindset, Norwich empowers leadership in nursing by extending nursing foundations with certificates that deepen knowledge in specialty areas.
The online Post-Master’s APRN Certificate provides you with an opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills into new areas of pursuit. Norwich will offer its Post-Master’s Certificate with a track in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with more to follow in the near future. Guided by your own experience and resolve to be the best nurse that you can be, we can help you expand your ability to provide expert care in a niche area to a larger patient population.
Our experienced faculty of psychiatric mental health nursing professionals help you explore the latest in research theory and proven methodologies to elevate your capacity to provide treatment and relief for individuals affected by a variety of mental illnesses or conditions. In addition to a solid curricular underpinning and clinical placement, graduates from the program gain the knowledge and skills required to be prepared to sit for the following certification exam:
- The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner board certification exam, administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Professional Licensure Disclosure
The Master of Science in Nursing, with specializations in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, is designed to prepare students for advanced practice. The requirements for professional licensure or certification vary by state. Norwich University has determined that the Norwich nursing program meets or does not meet the educational requirements for state licensure. Please review our Professional Licensure Disclosure.
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The master's degree program in nursing at Norwich University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
Recognized for academic excellence, U.S. News & World Report ranks Norwich University in the top 100 for Regional Universities in the North. Rankings are based on undergraduate programs.
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The healthcare industry relies on nurses with leadership skills, compassion, and expertise. Our online Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing seeks to mold these leaders, providing in-depth knowledge in niche areas of care. The program allows master’s-level nurses who seek career enhancement and mobility to develop the necessary supplemental knowledge and skills in a specific area of expertise. With guidance from our experienced faculty, you’ll develop the essential skills to explore professional growth and pursue career advancement or enhancement as a highly specialized nurse practitioner (NP).
Coursework builds upon your knowledge and understanding of industry best practices, giving you the confidence to engage frontline medicine with greater competence, clarity, accuracy, and efficiency. In this capacity, your ability to make a larger impact in your community is underscored by the principles of commitment and dedication that you’ll find here at Norwich. This ideology can help you perform more effectively as an NP, while exploring career advancement that aligns with your professional goals and interests.