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Online Nurse Practitioner Certificate Programs

Broaden the scope of your impact in healthcare and qualify for in-demand leadership roles. These CAEP-accredited, online nurse practitioner certificate programs prepare you to specialize in areas such as mental health, family practice, and gerontology, while offering you an opportunity to sit for field-specific exams.

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Why choose an online Nursing Certificate program from NKU?

  • Career-relevant curriculum: Our nursing practitioner programs are carefully designed to prepare you for in-demand roles in your chosen field.
  • 24/7 access to coursework: Learn at your own pace with asynchronous coursework you can access anytime online from anywhere you have a Wi-Fi signal.
  • Pay-by-the-course tuition: Keep your budget intact and add value to your resume by paying your affordable tuition one course at a time.
  • Strong support: Our supportive, experienced faculty are committed to helping you achieve your career goals.

Which online program is right for you?

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Nurse Practitioner to Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

As few as 12 months Duration
20 Credit Hours
$12,894 Total Tuition

Take your nurse practitioner experience to the next level with the Nurse Practitioner to Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate. This online program equips you for leading roles in the mental health field. Learn to expertly integrate the diagnosis, treatment, and management of mental health disorders for patients across the lifespan and build on your abilities to use comprehensive assessment, psycho-social intervention, and prescription medications in the treatment of individuals with psychiatric needs.

Coursework emphasizes advanced psychopharmacology and aligns with NKU's strategic mission to address a regional opioid issue and our overall commitment to promoting population health as agents of change. You will learn to assess risk and determine effective treatment by synthesizing neuroscientific principles, neurophysiological theory, and a broad range of therapeutic methods with patients' lifestyle, culture, religion, socio-economics, and genetics. Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the ANCC Psychiatric-Mental Health NP certification examination.

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Post-Master's Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate

As few as 20 months Duration
35 Credit Hours
$21,804 Total Tuition

Build on your existing professionalism and clinical practice with the Post-Master's Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate online program. This certificate offers you the specialized knowledge and valuable competencies you need to treat patients from adolescence through old age with high acuity needs, including chronic, acute, and complex health conditions.

This online certificate program features four embedded supervised clinical rotations designed to provide experience with assessment and documentation of histories, physical examinations, and diagnostic lab results of acutely ill adults with complex conditions. Upon completion of this online program, you will be ready for the Adult-Gero Acute Care certification exam.

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Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

As few as 22 months Duration
36 Credit Hours
$22,656 Total Tuition

Add to your nursing credentials and expand your professional practice with the Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate online program. Designed to build upon the knowledge and skills you learned in your MSN, this online certificate program prepares you to gain the qualifications you need to serve as a family nurse practitioner.

The Post-Master's FNP certificate program features interactive coursework and embedded clinical residencies emphasizing advanced healthcare standards and evidence-based practice that foster the delivery of superior care to patients of all ages. Upon completion, you will be ready for the FNP certification exam.

As a graduate and certified family nurse practitioner, you will be able to provide a full range of primary healthcare services, make referrals, and serve as an educator, counselor, and advocate for patients across the lifespan.

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Post-Master's Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

As few as 18 months Duration
35 Credit Hours
$21,804 Total Tuition

Add to your nursing credentials and expand your professional practice with the Post-Master's Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate online program. Help meet the growing demand for psychiatric nurse practitioners and gain expertise in the mental health sector.

This certificate online program prepares you to treat families and individuals with psychiatric needs using comprehensive assessment, psycho-social intervention, and prescription medications while integrating the diagnosis, treatment and management of mental health disorders for patients of all ages. Upon completion, you will be eligible to take the psychiatric nurse practitioner certification exam. NKU boasts an impressive 100% student pass rate on the ANCC Family Psych NP certification exam.

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The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, postgraduate APRN certificate, and Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice degree programs at Northern Kentucky University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Master of Science in Nursing – Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Duration: 22 months Credit Hours: 47 Tuition: $578 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 8/7/24 Start class: 8/19/24

Prepare to help meet the growing demand for psychiatric nurse practitioners with the Master of Science in Nursing – Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree. In this online MSN program, you will learn the skills you need to engage in the full scope of practice, integrating diagnosis, treatment and management of mental health disorders for patients across the lifespan.

This CCNE-accredited program prepares you for advanced nursing practice in a variety of settings promoting mental health and treating individuals and families with acute or chronic psychiatric needs using comprehensive assessment, psycho-social intervention, and prescription medications.

As a graduate, you will be eligible to take the psychiatric nurse practitioner certification exam. Our nurses have an ANCC three-year pass rate of 88.94%.

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Duration: 22 months Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $578 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 8/7/24 Start class: 8/19/24

Add to your nursing credentials and expand your professional practice with the Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate online program. Designed to build upon the knowledge and skills you learned in your MSN, this online certificate program prepares you to gain the qualifications you need to serve as a family nurse practitioner.

The Post-Master's FNP certificate program features interactive coursework and embedded clinical residencies emphasizing advanced healthcare standards and evidence-based practice that foster the delivery of superior care to patients of all ages. Upon completion, you will be ready for the FNP certification exam.

As a graduate and certified family nurse practitioner, you will be able to provide a full range of primary healthcare services, make referrals, and serve as an educator, counselor, and advocate for patients across the lifespan.

Nurse Practitioner to Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Duration: 12 months Credit Hours: 20 Tuition: $578 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 8/7/24 Start class: 8/19/24

Take your nurse practitioner experience to the next level with the Nurse Practitioner to Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate. This online program equips you for leading roles in the mental health field. Learn to expertly integrate the diagnosis, treatment, and management of mental health disorders for patients across the lifespan and build on your abilities to use comprehensive assessment, psycho-social intervention, and prescription medications in the treatment of individuals with psychiatric needs.

Coursework emphasizes advanced psychopharmacology and aligns with NKU's strategic mission to address a regional opioid issue and our overall commitment to promoting population health as agents of change. You will learn to assess risk and determine effective treatment by synthesizing neuroscientific principles, neurophysiological theory, and a broad range of therapeutic methods with patients' lifestyle, culture, religion, socio-economics, and genetics. Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the ANCC Psychiatric-Mental Health NP certification examination.

Post-Master's Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Duration: 20 months Credit Hours: 35 Tuition: $578 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 8/7/24 Start class: 8/19/24

Build on your existing professionalism and clinical practice with the Post-Master's Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate online program. This certificate offers you the specialized knowledge and valuable competencies you need to treat patients from adolescence through old age with high acuity needs, including chronic, acute, and complex health conditions.

This online certificate program features four embedded supervised clinical rotations designed to provide experience with assessment and documentation of histories, physical examinations, and diagnostic lab results of acutely ill adults with complex conditions. Upon completion of this online program, you will be ready for the Adult-Gero Acute Care certification exam.

Post-Master's Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Duration: 18 months Credit Hours: 35 Tuition: $578 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 8/7/24 Start class: 8/19/24

Add to your nursing credentials and expand your professional practice with the Post-Master's Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate online program. Help meet the growing demand for psychiatric nurse practitioners and gain expertise in the mental health sector.

This certificate online program prepares you to treat families and individuals with psychiatric needs using comprehensive assessment, psycho-social intervention, and prescription medications while integrating the diagnosis, treatment and management of mental health disorders for patients of all ages. Upon completion, you will be eligible to take the psychiatric nurse practitioner certification exam. NKU boasts an impressive 100% student pass rate on the ANCC Family Psych NP certification exam.

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