Post Graduate Certificate
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 in Nursing
- Active Georgia RN License; current APRN certification in a specialty area.
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 Fall 2017. 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.
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.