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Nurses who already have a MSN are eligible to take coursework to achieve a post graduate certificate in an area of Advanced Nursing Practice. At the end of the program, Nurse Practitioner students are eligible to take the examination for certification in any of our specialty areas. Post graduate curricula focus on the core MSN and the track-specific content for the role. The length of the program and the specific plan of study for each student will vary, depending on the students previous academic coursework and the student's proposed Advanced Practice Role.
"UMSL's College of Nursing gave me the opportunity to work full-time, take care of my family, and further my career. I Chose UMSL because they offered the degree I wanted and because it was affordable."
- Lacretia Davis, MSN
The curriculum for Post MSN Certificates is individualized on a per-student basis.
UMSL offers a post graduate certificate in the following five areas:
- Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
- Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
- Women's Health Nurse Practitioner