Post Master's Certificate Options

Post-master's certificate programs are designed for experienced registered nurses with a previous master's degree to complete course work the Family Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Leader, receive documentation of the completed coursework on an official Xavier University transcript and become eligible for the certification exams. Courses are taught on the Xavier campus and some are video conferenced to partner sites. The availability of specific courses at partner sites is dependent upon interest level and other factors.

Applications are accepted for fall, spring and summer semesters. Advisors can provide guidance regarding the entry term that is most appropriate to accommodate sequential courses and scheduling needs.

Family Nurse Practitioner

The health care world is complex and ever-changing, The Family Nurse Practitioner post-master's certificate program is designed for experienced registered nurses with a Master of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited college or university with CCNE accreditation. Learn more »

Clinical Nurse Leader

The role of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) is significant for health care and has potential to measurably improve quality, safety, and continuity of health care. Many healthcare institutions have found that the CNL has saved their institutions many dollars by decreasing infections, unnecessary procedures, and assuring continuity of care.

The CNL post-master?s certificate program allows experienced registered nurses with a previous master's degree to complete required CNL coursework and become eligible for take the CNL certification exam. Learn more »