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.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is accepting applications to its academic programs for 2018. Admission decisions will be based upon candidate competitiveness as well as space availability. Applicants could potentially be placed on a waitlist. Decisions for waitlisted applicants are announced as seats become available, up to the first day of orientation.  Application deadlines are below.

  • 10/15/2017*
  • 12/15/2017**
  • January 15, 2018

**Final priority deadline for admission

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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* Tuition is based on 2018-2019 tuition rates approved by the Board of Trustees. Future academic year tuition rates are subject to change. Tuition is charged per hour up to 12 semester hours.

** Academic fees will vary based upon the semester. This is an average amount per semester.

*** Health insurance is required for all students. You will be billed automatically for the university’s student health insurance plan if you do not provide proof of adequate coverage by another insurer.

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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.