Post Graduate Certificate

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Expand Your Expertise

The post-graduate certificate programs prepare advanced practice nurses (APRN) for an additional area of specialty practice resulting in being qualified to sit for the specialty-specific national APRN certification examination. 

The prerequisites for the Post- Master’s program are:

  • Master of Science 
  • An active, unencumbered Georgia RN License and/or privilege to practice in a state in which the student will have clinical practice

The curriculum for post-graduate certificate programs are based on an analysis of the applicant's original graduate program with the curriculum requirement of the specialty area of study. From this gap analysis, Specialty Coordinators at Emory’s School of Nursing craft an individualized curriculum plan which outlines course(s) and clinical work required to complete the certificate in the APRN population focus area. In most cases, the post-graduate certificate requires one to two semesters of part-time study. 

For more specific curriculum information, see also the APRN Specialty pages.

* Curriculum, credit hours, and sequencing are subject to change.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Emory University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Application deadlines can be found here.

For questions or concerns about the application process, please contact the School of Nursing's Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs at 404.727.7980.

Financial aid is only available to degree-seeking students. Financial aid is not available for Post Graduate Certificate programs.

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Applicants to any of our distance-accessible courses/ programs that may lead to professional licensure or certification should become familiar with the regulations governing distance accessible programs in their state. Licensure requirements vary from state to state and by professional organization. Emory is working toward developing a database to provide this information. Prospective students residing in states other than Georgia and those states identified, should contact their state’s Board of Nursing and Department of Education for specific rules and regulations pertaining to completion of clinical learning experiences in that state when enrolled in a distance-accessible program.