WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

NKU’s Nursing Department offers two types of post-graduate certificate programs:  the Post-Master's of Science in Nursing certificate and the Nurse Practitioner Advancement certificate. Both are geared toward flexibility for the working nurse, with part-time and fully online curricula. Graduates of the programs are qualified to take the certification exam for their nursing specialty.

CAREER PATHS

Advanced Nursing Studies post-graduate certification programs equip working nurses for more specialized roles, such as:

  • Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (Family or Adult-Gero)
  • Psychiatric Mental Health (across the lifespan) Nurse Practitioner

Program Contact Information

Emily LaForge
Advising Director

859-572-5552
laforgee1@nku.edu

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing/master’s degree in nursing and postgraduate APRN certificate at Northern Kentucky University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC, 20001, 202-887-6791.

PRACTICUM OPPORTUNITIES

Clinical practica are an integral component of the MSN degree program and involve student placements in a variety of health care facilities.