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Post-Master's Certificate

Introduction

Nurses with a master's degree in nursing are eligible to continue graduate study and obtain a post-master's certificate in selected areas. Five post-MSN certificate options offer registered nurses advanced practice education, qualifying them to take national certification exams. Students complete course work in the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner concentration (NNP), the Nurse-Midwifery concentration (NM), the Nurse Anesthesia concentration (NA), Clinical Nurse Specialist concentration (CNS), or the Nursing Leadership concentration (NL).. An additional post-MSN certificate is offered in Nursing Education (Nurs. Educ.) in which students are qualified to take the Certified Nurse Educator Exam.

The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Leadership, Nurse-Midwifery, Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Nursing Education certificates are offered online. We welcome distance education students and will make every effort to accommodate their clinical placement needs. There may be times, however, when this is not possible.

Applicants for post-master's certificate options complete the Application for Admission to Graduate Degrees or Certificate Programs which can be completed online at www.ecu.edu/gradschool or obtained from the Graduate School. MAT or GRE scores are not required for post-master's options except for the Post-Master's Certificate in Nurse Anesthesia. This option requires a MAT or preferably GRE score within the past five years.