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AACN Guide to Graduate Nursing Program


The Post- Master’s certificate allows a nurse with a prior Master’s degree in nursing to expand his/her area of expertise and become academically eligible to take the certification examination appropriate to the post-master’s certificate.  The course work required will be at least 12 credits and will be dependent on prior Master’s course work.  Programs of study are individually designed to ensure that the courses (or their equivalent) on the sample curricula listed under each specialty have been completed either in the prior master’s degree or in the post-master’s certificate.

Marquette is committed to diversity in its student population, faculty and staff. We take pride in our personalized approach with students and quality of all program offerings. For information please contact:

Karen Nest
Graduate Program Coordinator
(414) 288-3810

Post-Master’s Certificates

Post Master's Family Nurse Practitioner
Prepares pediatric nurse practitioners or adult-older adult primary care nurse practitioners who have master's degrees to become educated as family nurse practitioners. This requires 13 credits of graduate coursework. Graduates will be academically eligible to take the national family nurse practitioner certification examination.


College of Nursing Mission Statement

Through a transformational Catholic, Jesuit education, Marquette University College of Nursing prepares nurse leaders to promote health, healing and social justice for all people through clinical practice and development of nursing knowledge.