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Clarkson College offers educational opportunities for even the most highly-educated nurse. Our Post-Graduate Certificate tracks are designed for registered nurses with a graduate degree in nursing who seek academic preparation in one of the following specialty areas of advanced nursing:


Family Nurse Practitioner

Educating nurses who desire preparation in advanced practice nursing, specifically in the family nurse practitioner role. View gainful employment information.


Nursing Education

Preparing nurses who desire advanced preparation in nursing education.


Nursing Health Care Administration

Preparing nurses who desire advanced preparation in nursing health care leadership and systems.


Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Learn to facilitate the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic health problems in adult patients in the acute care setting.
Degree Plan

In process with ACEN accreditation (Spring 2020) for a Fall 2020 start.


Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Learn to meet the mental health needs of clients facing a wide range of behavioral health issues.
Degree Plan

In process with ACEN accreditation (Spring 2020) for a Fall 2020 start.


Each certificate track is designed to be in compliance with national certification requirements, including required support courses, didactic specialty courses and clinical hours.

All courses are offered completely online for the convenience of working nurses. Our expertly designed and highly interactive web-based courses make it possible to log on at any time and from any location. Additionally, students have the ability to complete any clinical requirements specified for their degree option in or near their home communities.

Although the Post-Graduate Certificate program is offered entirely online, students enrolled in any of the Nurse Practitioner options are required to complete minimal on-campus visits. View the Graduate Nursing Handbook for current details.

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