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These opportunities allow you to broaden your educational preparation and increase your marketability. 


  •  Health Care Genetics
    This certificate is designed for health care workers with a Baccalaureate or Master’s Degree who are seeking focused, graduate-level education in the specialty of genetics.

  • School Nurse PK-12 Certificate This online School Nurse PK-12 Certificate from the School of Nursing, a 15-credit (three-term) curriculum, fulfills the educational requirements for the state certificate, and is designed for graduates of BSN programs and students and/or graduates of MSN, DNP, or PhD programs. This program will prepare registered nurses to meet the health needs of children of all ages in diverse school settings.

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
    This non-degree certificate is designed for nurse practitioners or clinical nurse specialists with a previous Master of Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice who are seeking to expand their roles via nurse practitioner certification in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care. The total credits required are 24.

  • Certificate in Gerontology for Nurse Practitioners
    The Post-Professional Certificate in Gerontology for Nurses Practitioners is a non-degree certificate designed for graduate-prepared Family, Adult Primary Care, Psychiatric Mental Health Primary Care, and Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioners who seek to increase their formal education as a principal provider of primary health care in the care of older adults. The curriculum includes a total of 15 credits; nine (9) credits of core advanced nursing practice and six (6) approved elective credits.

  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
    This non-degree certificate is designed for nurses with previous Masters or DNP preparation as a family or pediatric nursing practitioner who are seeking to expand their role to practice as neonatal nurse practitioners.

  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
    This certificate program is designed for individuals with previous master’s or doctoral preparation as a nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist. It provides the theory content and skill development for a Nurse Practitioner role with a focus on individuals psychiatric illnesses and their management across the lifespan.

  • Nursing Education
    This certificate is designed for nurses with previous Masters or DNP preparation. The program includes a combination of didactic, preceptorship, and web-supported learning. Offers flexibility for individualized learning. Part-time study (1-2 courses per term over four or five terms) is possible.

  • Nursing Informatics
    This online certificate is designed for nurses with previous Masters or DNP preparation and offers flexibility to individualized learning. Offers a web-supported learning environment and can be completed part-time in four academic terms.

In addition to the post-professional certificates offered by the School of Nursing, the University of Pittsburgh Center for Social and Urban Research offers a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology with a Nursing Track. The track is designed for nurses with a baccalaureate degree who are interested in acquiring basic knowledge about gerontology and geriatrics, and specialized knowledge of aging and aging processes in their particular disciplines.

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