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Post-Masters Certificate

Nurse Practitioner (Online)

These certificate programs prepare nurses with master’s degrees to become nurse practitioners. Students may focus on either acute or primary care in adult-gerontology, primary care in pediatrics, or psychiatric-mental health. 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.

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



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  • 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
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • NURS 6222 Advanced Physical and Psychiatric Assessment and Decision Making across the Lifespan (4 credits)
  • NURS 7470 Advanced Professional Role Enactment NURS 7335 Graduate Nursing Practicum I: Psychiatric/Mental Health
  • NURS 7245 Advanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing: Child and Adolescent
  • NURS 7346 Graduate Nursing Practicum II: PMHNP Advanced Practice PMH Nursing: Child and Adolescent (4 credits)
  • NURS 7347 Advanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing: Adults throughout the Lifespan
  • NURS 7358 Graduate Nursing Practicum III: PMHNP Advanced Practice PMH Nursing: Adults throughout the Lifespan (4 credits)
  • NURS 7515 Graduate Nursing Practicum IV: PMHNP Advanced Practice PMH Nursing Practicum: Complex Problems (4 credits)
  • NURS 6220 Advanced practice PMH Nursing: Non-pharmacological Interventions

* 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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Mary Ellen Roberts
Chair - Graduate Nursing Department and Director DNP and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program
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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. The college 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.

Contact Us

  • Gabby Zengewald, MA
  • Director of Graduate Admissions and Compliance
  • [email protected]
  • (973) 761-9583