University of Massachusetts Boston Online Post-MSN Certificate Programs

Overview: University of Massachusetts Boston: College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Department: College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Programs Offered: AGPCNP, FNP
Degree Types: Post-MSN Certificate New or Second Specialty (any MSN accepted)
Accreditation: CCNE
Instruction Methods: Programs use a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction. Some classes may only have one synchronous session while others may have them weekly.
Phone Number: (617) 287-7500
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University of Massachusetts Boston Online Post-MSN Certificate Programs

Online Nurse Practitioner Post Master's Certificate - Family Nurse Practitioner program

Program Overview
Program Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner
Degree Type: Post-MSN Certificate New or Second Specialty (any MSN accepted)
Program Structure: Online instruction with clinical hours requirements
Website: www.umb.edu

Program Requirements
Clinical Hours Requirements: 300 to 600 hours needed to graduate (depending on MSN specialty)
Number of Credits Required: 12 to 21 credits needed to graduate (12-credit certificate requires APRN certification in primary care, 21-credit certificate is for any MSN trained RN)
Number of Campus Visits Required: 0

Program Options
Curriculum Options: Full-time and Part-time
Program Length: Full-time: program can be completed in 6 to 12 months (12-credit versus 21-credit option); Part-time: program can be completed in 12 to 24 months (12-credit versus 21-credit option)
Program Start Date: Fall and Spring admission (Fall is preferred start date though)
Number of Terms: Full-time: 1 to 2 semesters (12-credit vs 21-credit option); Part-time: 2 to 4 semesters (12-credit vs 21-credit option)

Requirements and Tuition
Application Requirements: MSN required; current RN license; APRN certification required for 12-credit option (not for the 21-credit option); completion of advanced health assessment, advanced pharmacology (within the last 5 years) and advanced pathophysiology
GPA: Minimum GPA 2.75 (undergraduate); Minimum GPA 3.0 (graduate)
Standardized Testing: Not required
Tuition: ~$6900 to ~$12,075 + fees
Cost Per Credit Hour: $575 per credit hour

Eligibility Restrictions: Program does not currently accept students from Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, West Virgina and Wyoming



Online Nurse Practitioner Post Master's Certificate - Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program

Program Overview
Program Specialty: Adult Gerontology - Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Degree Type: Post-MSN Certificate New or Second Specialty (any MSN accepted)
Program Structure: Online instruction with clinical hours requirements
Website: www.umb.edu

Program Requirements
Clinical Hours Requirements: 300 to 600 hours needed to graduate (depending on MSN specialty)
Number of Credits Required: 12 to 21 credits needed to graduate (12-credit certificate requires APRN certification in primary care, 21-credit certificate is for any MSN trained RN)
Number of Campus Visits Required: 0

Program Options
Curriculum Options: Full-time and Part-time
Program Length: Full-time: program can be completed in 6 to 12 months (12-credit versus 21-credit option); Part-time: program can be completed in 12 to 24 months (12-credit versus 21-credit option)
Program Start Date: Fall admission only
Number of Terms: Full-time: 1 to 2 semesters (12-credit vs 21-credit option); Part-time: 2 to 4 semesters (12-credit vs 21-credit option)

Requirements and Tuition
Application Requirements: MSN required; current RN license; APRN certification required for 12-credit option (not for the 21-credit option); completion of advanced health assessment, advanced pharmacology and advanced pathophysiology within the last 5 years
GPA: Minimum GPA 2.75 (undergraduate); Minimum GPA 3.0 (graduate)
Standardized Testing: Not required
Tuition: ~$6900 to ~$12,075 + fees
Cost Per Credit Hour: $575 per credit hour

Eligibility Restrictions: Program does not currently accept students from Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, West Virgina and Wyoming