Online Post-Master’s Certificates in Nursing

 

Online Nursing Certificates

Spring Arbor University’s online nursing certificates provide MSN degree holders with specialized knowledge to impact the future of healthcare. Choose from clinical or educational tracks and create more opportunity to expand your career while meeting the growing need for highly skilled nursing leaders.

  • Our online nursing certificates combine academic rigor and a Christ-centered worldview
  • Online classrooms of approximately 20-25 students
  • The process of earning your certificate is designed to fit into your busy schedule - approximately 10-15 hours of study per week
  • Enjoy a week off in between classes with our 7-1-7 model (7-week courses, 1-week break)

Spring Arbor University offers online Post-Master’s Certificates in specializations for the most highly sought-after areas of the advanced nursing profession.

Online Post-Master's Certificates in Nursing

Family Nurse Practitioner (NP to FNP)

Designed for APRNs who want to deepen knowledge and clinical expertise to provide care for patients of all ages.

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  • Must have an MSN
  • Prerequisites:
    • Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Physical Assessment, Advanced Pathophysiology
    • Some additional prerequisites may apply
  • Depending upon current NP certification, this certificate can range from 8 to 18 months
  • May transfer up to 125 direct care hours depending upon current NP certification
  • Speak with a Spring Arbor University Admissions Representative about transfer credits and time to completion that applies to your specific current NP certification
Family Nurse Practitioner (Non-NP to FNP)

Designed for MSN degree holders who want to acquire the skills to treat patients of all ages.

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  • Must have an MSN
  • Prerequisites:
    • Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Physical Assessment, Advanced Pathophysiology
    • Some additional prerequisites may apply
  • 18-month program (this does not include prerequisite courses)
  • 625 clinical hours required - completed in a primary care setting in the state where license is held
Adult Gerontology
(Non-NP to AGPCNP)

Designed for MSN degree holders who want to acquire the skills to treat patients of all ages.

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  • Must have an MSN
  • Prerequisites:
    • Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Physical Assessment, Advanced Pathophysiology
    • Adult Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
    • Some additional prerequisites may apply
  • 14-month program (this does not include prerequisite courses)
  • 500 clinical hours required - completed in a primary care setting in the state where license is held
Nurse
Educator

Designed for MSN degree holders who want to acquire the skills to serve the educational needs of diverse populations in both direct care and academic settings"

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  • Must have an MSN
  • Prerequisites:
    • Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Physical Assessment, Advanced Pathophysiology
    • Some additional prerequisites may apply
  • 12-month program (this does not include prerequisite courses)
  • 150 internship hours required completed in both a direct care, and academic setting in the state where license is held.

If you’re not sure which of our online nursing programs or post-master's certificates are best for you, download our free guide by filling out the form above. You can also schedule an appointment with an Admissions Representative by clicking the button below.