Distance-Based Online Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing

Georgetown University’s distance-based, online Post-Graduate Certificate program empowers advanced practice nursing professionals to advance their careers and broaden their influence.

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Enhance your career in nursing by pursuing additional APRN certifications with a post-doctoral/post-master’s certificate.

About the Program

In this nursing post-master’s/post-doctoral certificate program, students will prepare to pursue additional board certification in one of four Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) specializations:

Specializations for the Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate

In each specialization, students will complete graduate-level coursework and develop advanced clinical abilities that prepare them to expand their expertise.

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

The distance-based FNP post-master’s online certificate program prepares students to provide primary care for the whole family across the life span — including the care of children, adolescents, adults, pregnant and postpartum people, and older adults — with an emphasis on developing a long-term relationship between the patient and FNP provider.

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)

The distance-based AG-ACNP post-master’s online certificate program equips students to learn to provide care for adults and older adults and manage acute and complex chronic health situations. Students will learn to perform point of care ultrasound (POCUS) and invasive procedures such as intubation, central line insertion, thoracentesis, and lumbar punctures.

Nurse-Midwifery (NM)

The distance-based Nurse-Midwifery online post-master’s certificate program prepares students to provide full-scope midwifery care to the individuals they serve. The NM program has an emphasis on clinical approaches that address the holistic needs of patients while promoting health equity.

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)

The distance-based WHNP online post-master’s certificate program prepares students to provide primary, sexual, and reproductive health, antepartum, and postpartum care to individuals across the life span. The WHNP program has an emphasis on health equity and holistic, person-centered care.

The Georgetown University Experience — Delivered Online

As a student in the distance-based online Post-Graduate Certificate in nursing, students will:

Admissions for the Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate

The Post-Graduate Certificate program for nurse practitioners offers annual start dates in January, May, and September.

Applicants can expect to receive an admissions decision within approximately 15 days. The applicant’s selected start date is contingent upon a thorough faculty review of previously completed degree coursework. Faculty will provide an individualized plan of study for each student, so the student’s start date may be shifted to a later term based on course and clinical placement availability.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to apply for the distance-based, online post-graduate nursing certificate program, applicants must:

AG-ACNP applicants, please note: AG-ACNP requires at least one year of full-time experience in an intensive care unit, emergency department, telemetry unit, or progressive care unit.

Non-practicing APRNs may be eligible for admission if they demonstrate competence in advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and advanced health assessment by successfully completing an Advanced Health Assessment Objective Clinical Intensive.

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