Online Post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner Certificates

Discover Regis
This will only take a moment.
. What specific entry point are you interested in?
What specific entry point are you interested in?

Across the country, a national shortage of primary care providers has set the stage for RNs to advance. As more states certify nurse practitioners as primary care providers, you can pursue a new avenue of nursing to fill meaningful voids in today’s health systems.

At Regis College, you can earn a post-master’s certificate to not just prepare for advancement in nursing, but to also expand services as a primary care provider.

 

Choose Your Track

Entry One: Have an MSN? Become an NP.

Choose this track if you are an MSN-prepared RN looking to advance your nursing career by becoming a nurse practitioner.

  • Complete your Post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner Certificate in as few as 20 months.
  • Choose from five NP specializations and qualify to sit for exams to become a certified Pediatrics, Family, Women’s Health, Psychiatric Mental Health, or Adult Gerontology NP.
  • Students are eligible to transfer maximum credit hours from their prior MSN.

 

Entry Two: Already an NP? Expand Your Practice.

Choose this track if you are an MSN-prepared NP looking to expand your area of practice by adding an additional NP specialty.

  • Complete your Post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner Certificate in as few as 12 months.
  • Choose from five NP specializations to expand your practice into Pediatrics, Family, Women’s Health, Psychiatric Mental Health, or Adult Gerontology NP.
  • Students are eligible to transfer maximum credit hours from their prior MSN.

Calendar

Length (Entry One): 20-24 months
Total Credits: 31-40 (40 for PMHNP specialization)

Length (Entry Two): 12-20 months
Total Credits: 19-40 (40 for PMHNP specialization)

Application Deadlines:
Fall: 06/28/2021
Spring: 10/26/2021

Upcoming Start Dates:
Fall: 08/30/2021
Spring: 01/04/2022

Pre-Qualify

Program Highlights

Designed for both MSN graduates and MSN prepared NPs

Complete coursework 100% online

Focus your certificate in one of five NP specialties

Transfer credits accepted

Online Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Specializations

Pursue your next specialization to add dimension to your MSN and prepare to advance in your nursing career. We offer entry points for both RNs who seek NP status and nurse practitioners who seek an additional specialty and more autonomy in nursing.

Choose from 5 NP Certificate Specializations

Three out of four NPs licensed in an area of primary care chose these specialties (American Association of Nurse Practitioners)

Adult Gerontology – Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)
Learn to provide primary care related to chronic illness and aging, including polypharmacy management and end-of-life considerations. Formerly referred to as “AGNP”.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
Focus on a variety of health needs and issues in an outpatient, primary care pediatric setting.

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
Develop skills and knowledge to work with every age in a family practice environment.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
Provide care to mental health clients across the lifespan using contemporary psychotherapy modalities and knowledge of psycho-pharmacology.

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)
Learn to care for women at all life stages, including primary care, gynecological, and obstetrical health care needs.

Qualify to Sit for NP Certification Exams

Completing the online post-master’s certificate can help you sit for exams from the following certification boards:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • National Certification Corporation
  • Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

Regis College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.)

Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Designated as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing 2008-2020

Among The Princeton Review’s
“Best Regional Colleges”

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for this program, students must meet the following qualifications:

Registered Nurse with a Master of Science in Nursing Degree Entry: 

  • Master of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally accredited nursing program
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA preferred
  • Active unencumbered RN license
  • Students are eligible to transfer maximum credit hours from their prior MSN.

Certified Nurse Practitioner with a Master of Science in Nursing Degree Entry:

  • Master of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA preferred
  • Active unencumbered RN license
  • NP board certificate
  • Students are eligible to transfer maximum credit hours from their prior MSN

Application Requirements

You can begin your application process today. To get started you will need to submit the following:

  • Application form
  • Proof of active unencumbered RN license
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
  • Current resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation

Additional application requirements for master’s-prepared NPs:

  • Copy of NP Board Certificate
  • Copy of DEA, if applicable
  • APRN state licensure
  • Prescriptive authority
  • Clinical logs

Ways to Save on Your Tuition

Employee Discounts

Regis partner employees can receive a discount on their tuition. Find out if your employer is a partner.

Federal & Military Discounts
Federal government employees as well as active and reserve military and veterans are eligible for a 15% discount on tuition. Find out more.

Alumni Discounts

Regis alumni who have received a previous degree from Regis are eligible for a 10% discount on tuition. Speak to an advisor for more information.

Financial Aid

We are here to support you through the process. Speak to an advisor to learn more.

Regis discounts cannot be combined with any other discount or scholarship offered by Regis. Some exceptions may apply.

About Regis

As a leader in education, Regis is dedicated to offering programs with a holistic view of health care that are designed for the future of the field. Through cutting-edge coursework, industry-active faculty members, and an array of majors and graduate programs, Regis has been able to positively impact the educational community, health care landscape, and personal lives of students nationwide.

“In recent years, Regis has become a powerhouse in professional and graduate education in nursing and health sciences. As a result, our university has become increasingly visible locally, nationally, and internationally.”

Dr. Antoinette Hays RN, Ph.D.

President

When you choose Regis, you join a closely knit community with big university benefits. As a Regis student, you have the opportunity to build a solid health care foundation, lasting professional connections, and the specialized expertise you need to expand your skills and perspective. Prepare to enter in-demand fields such as nursing and health administration confidently with an education of the highest standard.