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Post-Master's Certificate Programs


Three programs are available through Saint Xavier University's graduate nursing program: the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) post-master's certificate program, the Clinical Leader (CL) post-master's certificate program, and the Nurse Educator (NE) post-master's certificate program.

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) post-master's certificate program enables a nurse who already holds a master's degree in nursing to be prepared as a family nurse practitioner. The post-master's FNP certificate plan of study is planned individually with each student, based upon previous course work and a thorough gap analysis with the School of Nursing's MSN-FNP track. Upon successful completion of the FNP course requirements, students will be eligible to sit for the FNP certification examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

The Clinical Leader (CL) post-master's certificate program enables a nurse who already holds a master's degree in nursing to be prepared as a clinical leader. The post-master's CL certificate plan of study is planned individually with each student, based upon previous course work and a thorough gap analysis with the School of Nursing's MSN-CL track. Upon successful completion of the CL course requirements, students will be eligible to sit for the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) certification examination offered by the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC), an arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

The Nurse Educator (NE) post-master's certificate program assists a nurse who already holds a master's degree in nursing, or who is currently enrolled in the graduate nursing program at Saint Xavier University, to acquire the competencies necessary to practice as a nurse educator. Course content and activities reflect best practices in nursing education. The curriculum incorporates the Core Competencies of Nurse Educators as defined by the National League for Nursing (NLN). For detailed information, view our Online Programs' website.  

The School of Nursing reserves the right to amend policies and procedures, and other program information as necessary. All changes will be communicated promptly.