Post-Master’s Certificates in Nursing Post-Master’s Certificates in Nursing


Post-Master’s Certificates in Nursing

Supplement your nursing education and expand your knowledge of advanced practice nursing with an online Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing from Capella University.

Grow your skills in the field of advanced nursing practice

The curriculums emphasize ethical clinical judgment to deliver person-centered care and improve health care outcomes. You’ll develop real-world skills you can apply directly to your career goals as you pursue a role in the nurse practitioner field.

Upon successful completion of a certificate specialization, graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Capella’s Post-Master’s Certificates in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner are not currently accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Capella is pursuing initial accreditation of the certificate programs with CCNE. ( If Capella’s Post-Master’s Certificates in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner do not achieve accreditation or are delayed in achieving accreditation, it may prevent you from achieving licensure in certain states. These programs are currently not approved for VA education benefits by the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Post-Master’s Certificates in Nursing

Learn more about admissions requirements, costs and courses for your specialization.

Accredited and recognized

Capella is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditations and recognitions provide evidence that we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions.

Why choose Capella?

Reduce your tuition by $4,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $4,000 Capella-Optum® Scholarship to help fund your certificate. Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

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Practicum training

Our program includes a virtual practicum immersion course prior to your practicum, teaching the necessary skills to be successful in clinical settings.

Immersive learning

Competency-based curriculum uses advanced learning technologies, video and simulations to help prepare you for current and future challenges in health care.

Practicum support

As a Capella learner, you’ll have access to a variety of resources to help you with the practicum.

  • Program handbook
  • Office hours with site-based learning coordinators
  • Dedicated practicum support team
  • Personal academic coach to guide you through your program
  • Optum practicum placement support*
  • Practicum Preparation Tracker

*Learners are responsible for obtaining a practicum site, and Capella cannot guarantee placement at any particular practicum site.