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

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
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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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