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Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing

Navigating the complex modern health care environment requires a solid understanding of the latest in research theory, proven best practices, and a commitment to succeed through personal and professional accomplishment. With this mindset, Norwich empowers leadership in nursing with online Post-Master's Certificates that deepen your knowledge in specialty practice areas.

Norwich offers its Post-Master’s APRN Certificates in three tracks:

  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
    Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
    Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

These online certificates can expand your capabilities in providing expert care in niche areas within a larger patient population.

Our experienced faculty of nursing professionals help you explore the latest in research theory and proven methodologies to elevate your skills to function as a nurse practitioner with a profound depth of knowledge in your chosen practice area. Through completion of a curricular courses and a clinical placement, graduates from a certificate program are prepared for the following certification exams:

  • The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner board certification exam, administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
  • The Family Nurse Practitioner national certification board exam, offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner board certification exam, administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Professional Licensure Disclosure
The Post-Master’s Certificates in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner are designed to prepare students for advanced practice in specialty practice areas. The requirements for professional licensure or certification vary by state. Norwich University has made determinations regarding the ability of the certificates to meet the educational requirements for state licensure. Please review our Professional Licensure Disclosure. 


Certificate Options

AGACNPs provide a variety of medical services including the monitoring of complex health issues and development of treatment plans for adults and gerontology patients facing acute or chronic illnesses. They also work to prevent future medical events and provide healthy living advice.

To view additional program details, visit the Norwich University Course Catalog using this link.


FNPs perform a variety of medical exams, order diagnostic tests, prescribe medications, develop treatment plans, maintain patient records, and more for patients across the lifespan.

To view additional program details, visit the Norwich University Course Catalog using this link.


PMHNPs assess, diagnose, and treat patients’ mental health needs. Many PMHNPs can provide therapy, and some prescribe medications, for patients who have mental health disorders, substance use issues, and traumas. They oversee case management, coordinate care, and make referrals if necessary.

To view additional program details, visit the Norwich University Course Catalog using this link.


2023-24 Tuition

2023-24 Tuition and Fee Schedule

Certificate Program

Rate Per Credit Tuition Additional Expenses Total
$825/credit; $550 (military; veteran; first responder) $1,800 - $3,200 /term*

Technology - $350/term
Library - $75/term
Clinical fee - $600
Graduation Application fee - $75
Norwich ACCESS fee - $22/credit hour per term


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Faculty & Staff

Our online Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing is led by a dedicated faculty who are subject matter experts in a variety of advanced nursing fields. Through their scholarly insight and practical, real-world experience, you’ll learn methods for safe and effective assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation in caring for individuals and groups while collaborating with other professionals. Staff members offer additional support with choosing classes, financial aid and other issues from day one to graduation. Each faculty member is committed to helping you achieve your academic, professional, and personal goals. Our in-house instructional design team works hand-in-hand with program faculty and staff to ensure an efficient and interactive online learning experience for each course.

Careers & Outcomes

As health organizations work toward early detection and treatment of diseases and mental health issues through solutions-based therapy and long-term treatment options, the demand for clinical knowledge and expertise continues to rise — along with the potential benefits for highly skilled nurse practitioners. In fact, the average salary for a nurse practitioner is approximately $117,670, with possible increases based on years of experience, geographic location, and chosen specialty. *

Along with a higher salary, additional credentials, and increased professional respect, program graduates can experience career mobility, increased autonomy, and greater flexibility in the workplace. Due to the highly-specialized nature of your chosen field, nurse practitioners are well positioned to pursue fulfilling and secure roles that are highly sought by health care organizations including:

  • Hospitals
    The U.S. Armed Forces and Veterans Administration
    Urgent care facilities
    State- or locally-operated health departments
    Pharmaceutical manufacturers
    Nursing and rehabilitation centers
    Privately-operated doctor’s offices

* U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics