Post-MSN Certificate: Nurses who have a MSN and want certification in another advanced nursing specialty


The Loewenberg College of Nursing (LCON) Graduate Program offers courses of study designed to prepare students for careers in specialty areas of professional nursing. It accommodates the needs of MSN graduates who want to practice in another advanced nursing specialty area. The program provides maximum flexibility for students who are preparing for practice as nurse educators, nurse administrators, or family nurse practitioners.

The Loewenberg College of Nursing offers post-master's certificates in the areas of:

Post-MSN Nursing Education and Family Nurse Practitioner certificate students are required to complete the following courses prior to enrolling in specialty nursing courses:

  • Advanced Pharmacology (3 credit hours)
  • Advanced Pathophysiology (3 credit hours)
  • Advanced Health Assessment with Clinical or Lab (4 credit hours)

Courses are offered both online as well as on campus. Both part time and full time options are available. Program length varies depending on selected concentration.

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Admission Requirements

For admission guidelines visit the graduate catalog

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How to Apply/Deadlines

Graduate Admissions Deadline: February 15 (Fall) October 1 (Spring).

Visit the following link for instructions on how to apply

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Tuition and Fees

For the most current information regarding tuition, visit the Bursar's Webpage at:

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Scholarships are available for LCON students. For information on LCON Scholarships visit:


The Post-Master's Certificate Program can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis. Students may transfer credit hours with approval from the Academic Dean. Students graduating from a Master's Entry Professional Nursing Program, for example, the MSN Clinical Nurse Leader program, are required to complete NURS 7003 Advanced Role Development; additional MSN courses may be required based on a MSN gap analysis. Sample plans of study are provided below:

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Graduate Catalog

Detailed information about the graduate program, including policies, and course names and descriptions can be found in The University of Memphis Graduate Catalog

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Contact Us:

Please feel free to contact us any time you need assistance. We are happy to help!

Ms. Leila Schroeder,
Graduate Academic Coordinator
Dr. Brad Harrell,
Director MSN Program
Dr. Belinda Fleming,
Director FNP Program
Dr. Teresa Richardson,
Director Nurse Executive Program

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The Loewenberg College of Nursing
Lin Zhan, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Dean
2502 Community Health Building
(901) 678-2003