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Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Nursing

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If you have already earned a master's degree and seek further preparation in a specialization to qualify for national certification, the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study is designed to meet your goal. The program is available in all of the specializations and areas of concentration offered within the Nursing master's program: Neonatal NP, Acute Care NP, Primary Care (pediatric, adult, family), Psychiatric/Mental Health (adult, pediatric), Nursing Administration and Nurse Anesthesia.

Read the admissions requirements.


Courses are scheduled late in the day and in the evening to accommodate other demands on your schedule. For curriculum and more information about each program, visit their individual Web pages.

The curriculum meets the academic requirements of the national certificate examinations. Since requirements for the examinations differ for each specialization, you will need to contact the national certification association directly to find out what the eligibility requirements are for your specialization.

Experiential Learning

Because of Northeastern's long experience and reputation in practice-oriented education, we are able to draw on a large array of affiliations, alumni, and professional connections to help place you in a health care setting that will enable you to reach your professional goals. Practicum opportunities are available across all sectors of the health care system, including private, public, and nonprofit institutions and community programs. Some include:

  • Partner's Integrated Delivery Systems
  • Tufts New England Medical Center
  • Care Group
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Neighborhood Health Centers in Boston & Cambridge
  • Long-term care, hospice, and rehabilitation centers

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Contact Info

Pam Burke, PhD, RN, FNP, PNP, FSAHM, FAAN, Interim Dean
102 Robinson Hall
Tel: 617.373.3649
Fax: 617-373-8675