Certificates

Post-Baccalaureate

  •  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.

  • Certificate in Nursing Research
    This online certificate is intended for nurses with a BSN, MSN, or DNP degree who are seeking a focus on research and interested in advancing their knowledge and skills as clinical research coordinators and quality assurance managers.
  • Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, Nursing Track
    The University of Pittsburgh Council on Aging has collaborated to create a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology. Offered through the University Center for Social and Urban Research, the track is designed for nurses who are interested in acquiring basic knowledge about gerontology and geriatrics, and specialized knowledge of aging and aging processes in their particular disciplines.

Post-Professional Certificate Programs (for graduates from a master’s or DNP program)

  • 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.

  • Nursing Research
    This online certificate is intended for nurses with a BSN, MSN, or DNP degree who are seeking a focus on research and interested in advancing their knowledge and skills as clinical research coordinators and quality assurance managers.

  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
    This non-degree certificate is designed for nurses with a 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 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 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 offers flexibility to individualized learning. Offers a web-supported learning environment and can be completed part-time in four academic terms.

  • 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

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