Post Master's Adult Gerontology and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Programs

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The program is designed for professional registered nurses who have previously earned a Masters degree with a major in nursing interested in pursuing certification in advanced nursing practice. The Department of Nursing currently offers a Post-Masters Certificate in Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner.  Students in the Post - Masters Certificate Program will complete the necessary theory and practicum course requirements in the track in order to be eligible to sit for the Adult Gerontology or Family Nurse Practitioner certification examination (American Association of Nurse Practitioners or American Nurses Credentialing Center). The Master's Degree Program is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 1 Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, D.C., Telephone (202) 887-6791, till June 30, 2025.

View requirements and course descriptions in the University Course Catalog
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Application Deadline

August 1st: Fall semester
December 1st: Spring semester
May 1st: Summer semester
*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space availability basis

Contact Us

Professor Kem Louie
Program Director, Department of Nursing
louiek@wpunj.edu
973-720-3215

Admission Requirements:

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • Active professional nurse licensure (RN) in the state of New Jersey. 
  • Completed master's in nursing degree
  • Interview with program director as needed.