Post-master's Programs

The post-master’s certificate allows a nurse with a prior master’s degree in nursing to expand his/her area of expertise and become academically eligible to take the certification examination appropriate to the post-master’s certificate. The course work required will be at least 12 credits and will be dependent on prior master’s course work. Programs of study are individually designed to ensure that the courses (or their equivalent) on the sample curricula listed under each specialty have been completed either in the prior master’s degree or in the post-master’s certificate.

Marquette is committed to diversity in its student population, faculty and staff. We take pride in our personalized approach with students and quality of all program offerings. For information please contact:

Taylor Rose Pamperin
Graduate Program Advisor
(414) 288-5632
taylorrose.pamperin@marquette.edu

Post-master’s Certificates

  • Post-master's Family Nurse Practitioner
    Prepares pediatric nurse practitioners or adult-older adult primary care nurse practitioners who have master's degrees to become educated as family nurse practitioners. This requires 13 credits of graduate course work. Graduates will be academically eligible to take the national Family Nurse Practitioner certification examination.
  • Adult-Older Adult Acute Care — Nurse Practitioner
    Prepares the student to apply advanced clinical assessment and management skills to complex health problems. Graduates will be academically eligible to take the national Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification examination.
  • Adult-Older Adult Primary Care — Nurse Practitioner 
    Prepares the student for the care of adults, including knowledge of human responses, health promotion and disease prevention, advanced physical assessment, diagnosis, and management of health problems. Graduates will be academically eligible to take the national Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner certification examination.
  • Adult-Older Adult — Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Prepares the student for the care of adults, including knowledge of human responses, health promotion and disease prevention, advanced physical assessment, diagnosis, and management of health problems. Graduates will be academically eligible to take the national Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist certification examination.
  • Systems Leadership and Health Care Quality 
    Prepares the student for a variety of leadership, administrative and executive roles in health care. Graduates will be academically eligible to take the National Certification Examination for Nursing Administration.
  • Nurse-Midwifery
    Prepares the student for independent management of essentially normal newborns and women during the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods and for gynecologic care throughout the life span. Graduates will be academically eligible to take the National Certification Examination of the American Midwifery Certification Board.
  • Pediatric Acute Care — Nurse Practitioner
    The post-master’s course of study is designed to provide education to nurses who have already earned a master’s degree in pediatric or parent child nursing and are interested in being academically eligible for certification as an acute care pediatric nurse practitioner. The course of study for nurses with a master’s degree in nursing but not in pediatric or parent-child nursing will be designed individually to meet their specific learning needs and may require preparatory or additional course/clinical work beyond the requirements listed below.
  • Pediatric Primary Care — Nurse Practitioner
    The post-master's course of study is designed to provide education to nurses who have already earned a master's degree in pediatric or parent/child nursing and are interested in being academically eligible for certification as a primary care pediatric nurse practitioner. The course of study for individuals with a master's degree in nursing but not in pediatric or parent/child nursing will be designed individually to meet his or her specific learning needs and may require preparatory or additional course/clinical work beyond the requirements listed below.