Post-Master's NP Certificates

Take Your Nursing Career Further

Join Alverno's sought-after graduates impacting diverse health care settings with our post-MSN nurse practitioner certificate program. Open to all genders, our program trains health care leaders who are ready to advance in the nursing profession.

Choose from two specialty tracks where you'll cultivate transformative thinking and diagnostic reasoning, provide cutting-edge and cost-effective therapeutic interventions and master leadership and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Upon program completion, you'll be eligible to apply for national certification in your chosen specialty and state-sanctioned prescriptive authority.

Post-MSN NP Fast Facts

  • Choose from two specialty tracks.
  • Program length is as few as three semesters.
  • Our flexible program format allows you to work closely with your advisor to develop a plan that meets your lifestyle with a mix of online, hybrid and in-person classes.
  • Further education options include our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.
  • Requirements to apply are a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree and a current, unencumbered RN license.
  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
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Choose Your Specialty Track

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Program Outcomes

You’ll be guided by five program outcomes and required to demonstrate these abilities throughout your coursework as well as your career. You will be expected to:

  • Assume leadership
  • Collaborate with, coordinate and manage an interdisciplinary team
  • Communicate effectively
  • Integrate nursing science and learning theory
  • Synthesize inquiry processes and learning approaches

Upon graduation, you'll be eligible to apply for national certification in your chosen specialty and state-sanctioned prescriptive authority.

The Alverno Difference

Alverno’s post-master's certificate program stands out by prioritizing the individual needs of each student. Our program is designed to offer maximum flexibility, allowing you to customize your learning experience to suit your lifestyle.

You'll thrive in our small classes led by dedicated faculty mentors who have deep experience in advanced practice nursing. You'll receive personalized guidance and hands-on training, gaining comprehensive skills in holistic care through interprofessional education and clinical practice hours.

Here, you’ll find an empowering, supportive environment that will equip you to advance your nursing career with confidence.

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Funding Your Education

27-30 credits, depending on track  |  $1,000 per credit hour

Opportunities for Financial Aid
Tuition Reimbursement
  • Your employer may provide tuition reimbursement, minimizing the cost to you. Ask your HR department if you are eligible.
Payment Plans
  • We will work with you to develop a payment plan that fits your budget.
Email or call 414-382-6262 to discuss funding your education.

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, post-graduate Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program, and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Alverno College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.