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Post-Masters Certificate Program

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

Post Master's Advanced Certificate Program

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

The program is in hybrid format including online and face-to-face with more than 200 institutions and agencies. 

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

Spring 2023 Admissions - Apply by December 2, 2022
Fall 2023 Admissions - Apply by July 1, 2023

All documents must be submitted by the application deadline

Program Length

2 Years- Part Time

Degree flexibility with part time study

Course Delivery


The Post-Master's certificate offers courses both online and in-person.

About the Program

The College of Nursing offers a post master's advanced certificate program for Nurse Practitioners.  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 two-, three- and four-semester programs prepare nurses for career opportunities available only to nurses with specialized education.

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 200 institutions and agencies. Students arrange their own preceptored sites with advisement from our faculty.

The College will accommodate student's interests as long as the settings and preceptors meet the requirements of the post master's 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.

  • Bachelor of Science Program
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs
  • Post-Master's Certificate

Have Questions

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

Contact the College of Nursing Admissions Counselor:


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