Post-Graduate Certificate

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Post-Graduate Certificate Overview

The Post-Graduate Certificate is designed for registered nurses who already hold a degree in nursing and who seek academic preparation in a new specialty or subspecialty area of advanced nursing practice. Post-Graduate Certificate students may apply for any of the specialty options offered by the School of Nursing. Theory and clinical experiences focus on the role selected by the student and are congruent with the student's long-term career goals.

The curriculum consists of supportive science and clinical specialty courses. Each certificate is designed to be in compliance with national certification requirements including required support courses, didactic specialty courses, and clinical hours. Students who complete the Post-Graduate Nurse Practitioner tracks are academically eligible for national certification by professional organizations and for state certification by the Mississippi Board of Nursing.

The University of Mississippi School of Nursing offers post-graduate certificates for seven of our MSN tracks to provide additional specialized graduate education to nurses who have already earned a graduate degree in nursing and who wish to practice as a nurse practitioner, nurse educator or nursing administrator.

  • Post-graduate certificate
    • Nurse Educator
    • Nursing and Health Care Administrator
  • Post-graduate APRN certificate
    • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Acute/Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
    • Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner