Graduate Certificates

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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 nurses with an existing graduate degree who wish to practice in another advanced nursing specialty area.

Choose the concentration that's right for you.

Family Nurse Practitioner Formal program of study for graduate nurses interested in taking the national certification exam to practice as a family nurse practitioner. 
Nursing Education Program of study for graduate nurses interested in obtaining a credential allowing them to teach in the field of nursing.
Nursing Leadership Program of study for graduate nurses interested in obtaining a credential for advanced leadership roles in various healthcare setting systems. 

Graduate Curriculum

Nursing education and family nurse practitioner graduate 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)

Program length varies depending on the selected concentration.

The Graduate Certificate Program can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis. Students may transfer credit hours with approval from the Academic Dean. Additional MSN courses may be required based on a post-graduate gap analysis.

For detailed information about the graduate program, including policies, course names and descriptions, visit the Graduate Catalog:

Tuition and Fees

For the most current information regarding tuition, visit the University & Student Business Services. 

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