Post-Masters Certificate Programs

The Purdue School of Nursing offers post-Masters certificates in:

  • Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

These certificate programs are open to all persons already having an Masters of Science in Nursing from an accredited institution.

Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program

A post Master's Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate is available for individuals who hold a Masters degree in nursing from an accredited institution. The certificate programs allow nurses with a Master's degree to enter the program to prepare to function as an Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. The total credit hours required for the certificate program vary depending on the student's academic record, clinical experiences, and objectives. The certificate program is a minimum of 16 credit hours. Typically a student will complete 16 to 34 hours of course credit. The certificate program requires a total of 630 clinical hours which fulfills the certification requirements.

AGNP Certificate Gap Analysis (docx)

Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program

A post Master's Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate is available for individuals who hold a Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution. The certificate programs allow nurses with a Master's degree to enter the program to prepare to function as Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioners. The total credit hours required for the certificate program vary depending on the student's academic record, clinical experiences, and objectives. The certificate program is a minimum of 10 credit hours. Typically a student will complete 10 to 34 hours of course credit. The certificate program requires a total of 645 clinical hours for those individuals who do not currently hold certification as a Nurse Practitioner in another specialty.  Applicants who are already certified as Primary Care Nurse Practitioners in another specialty area will complete between 240 and 465 clinical hours, to be determined on a case by case basis.

FNP Certificate Gap Analysis (docx)

Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program

A post Master's Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate is available for individuals who hold a Masters degree in nursing from an accredited institution. The certificate programs allow nurses with a Master's degree to enter the program to prepare to function as a Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. The total credit hours required for the certificate program vary depending on the student's academic record, clinical experiences, and objectives. The certificate program is a minimum of 16 credit hours. Typically a student will complete 16 to 34 hours of course credit. The certificate program requires a total of 630 clinical hours which fulfills the certification requirements.

PNP Certificate GAP Analysis (docx)

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