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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.


  • TOP 75 US News Ranking of Grad. Nursing Programs
  • 88% Full-time Faculty with Doctoral Degrees
  • 12% Male Graduate Nursing Students
  • 20k+ Projected Shortage of Primary Care Physicians
Students By the Numbers
Varsha Singh testimonial image

“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


Certificate Requirements
All courses are 3 credits, unless otherwise indicated.

Post-Master’s APN Certificate 
  • NURS 6223 Health Promotion
  • NURS 6411 Advanced Clinical Pathophysiology
  • NURS 6415 Clinical Pharmacology
  • NURS 7470 Advanced Professional Role Enactment
  • NURS 7370 Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Decision Making
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner 
  • NURS 7334 Graduate Nursing Practicum I: Younger Years*
  • NURS 7242 Advanced Practice Nursing I: Younger Years
  • NURS 7244 Advanced Practice Nursing II: Younger Years
  • NURS 7344 Graduate Nursing Practicum II: Younger Years*
  • NURS 7345 Graduate Nursing Practicum IIA: Younger Years "optional" (1 credit)
  • NURS 7357 Graduate Nursing Practicum III: Younger Years*
  • NURS 7364 Graduate Nursing Practicum IV: Younger Years*
  • NURS 7365 Graduate Nursing Practicum IVA: Younger Years "optional" (1 credit)
Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner 
  • NURS 7333 Graduate Nursing Practicum I: Older Years*
  • NURS 7243/7236 Specialty Theory
  • NURS 7349/7348Specialty Practicum II* (4 credits)
  • NURS 7246/7250 Advanced Specialty Theory
  • NURS 7359/7360 Specialty Practicum III* (4 credits)
  • NURS 7366/7369 Specialty Practicum IV* (4 credits)
  • NURS 6221 Health Concepts for Aging
* Denotes clinical course

Faculty Listing

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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