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Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificates
Post-Master’s Certificates

Nurse Practitioner

These certificate programs prepare nurses with master’s degrees to become nurse practitioners. Students may focus on either acute or primary care in pediatrics or adult-gerontology. Each certificate requires 18-39 credits — including both didactic and clinical courses. Graduates of this program may apply for certification as advanced nurse practitioners with the appropriate certifying bodies.

Students By the Numbers

By the Numbers

  • Top 75 US News Ranking of Grad. Nursing Programs
  • 88 % Full-time Faculty with Doctoral Degrees
  • 12 % Male Graduate Nursing Students
  • 20 k+ Projected Shortage of Primary Care Physicians


Led by our experienced faculty members and preceptors, students begin with the preclinical courses in advanced pathophysiology, clinical pharmacology and health promotion. They then progress through courses in primary-care theory taken concurrently with supervised clinical practice. In their clinical instruction, our NP preceptors model how to interact in collaborative relationships and demonstrate the nurse practitioner’s unique contributions to patient care. Students work with advanced practice nurses in a variety of clinical settings.

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“Seton Hall’s online NP program prepared me to be an independent nurse practitioner, to think critically and enabled me to function as a clinical leader in my healthcare organization.”

Varsha Singh, M.S.N. ‘09, A.P.N.
Advanced Practice Nurse, Stroke Coordinator and Manager EHS/Adult Medical Clinic Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Rahway


Our faculty members are the backbone of the College of Nursing. They connect with other professional nurses - both nationally and internationally - to stay at the forefront of nursing practice. They actively conduct research at Seton Hall, all while working with students to help them reach their full potential.

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Where Nurses Are Inspired to Become Leaders

Seton Hall University's College of Nursing has a mission to educate practitioners of nursing - from baccalaureate-prepared generalists to advanced practitioners - who aspire to be innovators and leaders in the nursing profession. Established in 1937, the College offered New Jersey's first baccalaureate nursing program and is CCNE-accredited through June 2019. It established its graduate program in 1975, its Ph.D. program in 2006 and its Doctor of Nursing Practice program in 2009. U.S. News & World Report ranks the College's graduate nursing programs among the top nursing programs nationwide.

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