Jun 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate

This certificate is intended for students currently enrolled in an MS in Nursing program or students who hold a Master’s in Nursing without Nurse Practitioner certification. Applications for the Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate will be reviewed individually and pre-testing of prior content mastery may be required depending upon knowledge currency.  Currently certified Nurse Practitioners who wish to gain additional certification should apply to the Nurse Practitioner Certificate for Practicing Nurse Practitioners

This certificate program is eligible for Financial Aid. Please see the department web site for required Federal disclosure information.


1. Copies of transcripts of Baccalaureate in Nursing and Masters in Nursing degrees.

2. Copy of unrestricted State of California RN licensure.

3. Three letters of reference

4. Completion of the School of Nursing Graduate Program Application and University application.


1. Completion of core courses (16 Units) and theory and clinical courses specific to area of specialty (either 18, 21, or 24 Units) in approved upper division and graduate courses.

2. An overall GPA of 3.0 or better.

Specialty Courses

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Specialty (18 Units)

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Specialty (18 Units)

Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty (18 units)

Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Specialty (21 Units)

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan) Specialty (21 Units)

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty (21 Units)

Admission to this certificate specialty program is currently suspended.

Nursing and Health Systems Executive Management Specialty (24 Units)