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Graduate Nursing Education to Help You Keep Growing

Post-Graduate Nurse Practitioners Program Paths This diagram shows the different programs available for Post-Graduate Nurse Practitioners.

Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate Credits


Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate Nurse Practitioner Credits


Nursing Programs to Meet Your Goals

If you’re a registered nurse (RN) with an MSN, MSN-NP or DNP and looking for more options to advance your education, step up to the Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate. Keep expanding your skills by focusing on just the specialization courses.

Whether your goals include becoming a leader, educator or advanced practitioner, you can find specializations that align with your credential and fit your goals.

You can choose any Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate specialization, whether you have an MSN, MSN-NP or DNP.

Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate Details
Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate Nurse Practitioner Details

Access to Mentor Minds

Join our thriving nursing network of over 19,500 nursing alumni and 600 nursing faculty.3 Gain access to faculty and alumni who have been where you are now and where you are headed in your career. You will have supporters in your Nursing program who can help you navigate your clinicals, offer insights from their experiences and connect you with others in their own network.

Support to Make It Work

From clinical practicum coordinator and experienced faculty to 24/7 technical support and a grad services advisor, you’ll have support throughout the program. The clinical practicum coordinator will help you find and secure your clinical site. And, when it comes to research, you’ll have a nursing-specific librarian to work with through all our available resources.

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"Post-Graduate Nursing Certificates are great options for nurses that already have an MSN and are looking to expand their expertise in a new specialized field. The certificate can be accomplished in a relatively short time frame, focusing solely on those courses that are relevant to one’s area of interest."

Sheri Hartman, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC
Assistant Vice President of Nursing Systems

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Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate Specializations at a Glance

Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate Specializations

Finish in as few as six months4

Online curriculum with practicum experience

Under $5,500 total estimated program cost5


  • Nursing Leadership and Administration
  • Nursing Education
  • Healthcare Technology, Simulation and Informatics

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Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate Nurse Practitioner Specializations

Finish in as few as 21 months4

Online curriculum with clinical experience

$26,525 total estimated program cost for AGPCNP, FNP and PPCNP specializations6

$26,125 total estimated program cost for PMHNP specialization7


  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PPCNP)
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

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Accreditation and Licensing Information

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The post-graduate APRN certificate program in nursing at Rasmussen University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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