Online Post-Graduate Nursing Certificates

Your advanced credentials can impact your community — and your career.

You’re already committed to providing care for people at their most vulnerable. Now you can build on your advanced nursing skills and learn to influence wider populations. Broaden your scope of practice with the University of North Dakota’s Online Post-Graduate Advanced Practice Registered Nurse certificates and you can prepare not only to grow as a nurse, but also as an industry leader.

The health care industry is rapidly changing, and nurses with post-graduate expertise are needed now more than ever. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects job opportunities for nurse practitioners to grow 26% from 2018 to 2028. UND can prepare you with the advanced clinical skills and management strategies to help you expand the future of health care.

Your work is the sum of your experience as an advanced practice registered nurse. You already advocate and educate — now increase your impact.

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Which online nursing certificate is right for you?

Family Nurse Practitioner

You can help whole communities live longer, healthier lives. UND’s online Post-Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner certificate is designed to further your knowledge and your reach. Learn to be a resource for families and treat a variety of conditions from mild ailments to serious illness.


Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

You can prepare to assess, diagnose and treat mental health issues in diverse patient populations across the lifespan. When you earn your online Post-Graduate Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certificate, you can learn to provide crucial interventions and help influence mental health outcomes.

Why choose UND for your online post-graduate nursing certificate?

An APRN’s role in health care is expanding. Your focus can, too. UND teaches you the tools to deepen your level of care and specialize your medical knowledge. You can be confident knowing that your education is curated by industry professionals and leaders in the field. Additionally, we are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, acknowledging our commitment to high-quality education. Our Post-Graduate APRN Certificate programs are also pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

Our mission is to prepare future nurse leaders. As a student of our online post-graduate nursing certificate program, you can learn the levels of care that enhance health outcomes across populations. Study with us and benefit from:

A convenient learning environment.

Complete your coursework on your schedule. Grow your specialized nursing expertise 100% online with our practical online platform that helps simplify fitting classes into your busy schedule.

Small class sizes.

As a student, you’ll receive more individualized attention with our low student-to-faculty ratio. You can rely on regular communication and reliable support from your professors and peers. Getting lost in the shuffle doesn’t happen at UND.

Board-certified faculty and
industry-experienced peers.

Your online classroom will be led by active nursing professionals who base their teaching methods on real-world, firsthand experience. Learn alongside other students who are passionate about improving the field and making an impact.

Innovative coursework.

Our coursework is regularly updated to reflect a changing industry. We integrate the latest trends and technology to help fuel the advancement of public health. Beyond the textbooks, you’ll gain the clinical decision-making skills to affect patients’ lives.

UND is recognized for quality and chosen for excellence.

University of North Dakota is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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A strong system of student support.

We offer support services to help you navigate life as an online student. We’re here to offer assistance and answer questions from enrollment through graduation.

“It is wonderful to see the impact our students and graduates make in their profession and communities. We are proud of the collaborative effort between our faculty, staff and students as they work to fulfill our mission to prepare future leaders.”

— Diana Kostrzewski, Ph.D., R.N., Interim Dean

Broaden your scope and expand your advocacy.

The University of North Dakota’s online post-graduate nursing certificates emphasize serving the underserved. Your specialized care can support diverse patient populations who face accessibility challenges. Study with us and learn to empower patients with the tools to manage their health and enhance their well-being.