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Post Graduate Advanced Certificate Program

Offering FNP, FPMHNP, PNP, and AGNP-PC programs

Post Graduate Advanced Certificate Program

The Post Graduate Advanced Certificate Program is designed for RNs with a clinical master's degree from an accredited nursing program who want to become certified as:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

The program is offered in hybrid format including online and face-to-face courses.

Quick Facts


$5,652 - Part Time

per year for NYS Residents. Based on SUNY Tuition rates & fees. See Financial Aid for more details

Application Deadlines

 Fall 2024 Admissions - Apply by July 1, 2024

Program Length

2 Years- Part Time

Degree flexibility with part time study

Course Delivery


The Post Graduate Advanced Certificate Program offers courses both online and in-person.

About the Program

The College of Nursing offers a post graduate advanced certificate program for Nurse Practitioners to achieve certification in an additional area of specialization.  The program is in hybrid format including online and face-to-face classes. Classes are either fully online through Brightspace or meet one evening per week if classroom based.  These programs prepare nurses for highly specialized career opportunities.

Expert faculty guide clinical learning under the preceptorship of experienced nurses, nurse practitioners and physicians in settings throughout Central New York. The College of Nursing has clinical contracts with more than 700 institutions and agencies.

The College will accommodate student's interests as long as the settings and preceptors meet the requirements of the post graduate advanced certificate program.

Although every effort is made to accommodate work and family schedules, applicants should enter the program when they have adequate time to fulfill the required clinical hours.

For information on individual state licensing requirements, please visit the State Licensing Requirements page.

Virtual Information Sessions

The Office of Admissions is conducting virtual information sessions for those who are interested in the following College of Nursing programs.

  • RN to Bachelor of Science Program
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs
  • Post Graduate Advanced Certificate

Have Questions

Not sure which track is right for you? Questions about admissions requirements?

Contact the College of Nursing Admissions Counselor:

[email protected]

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