Nursing Post-Graduate Certificates

Build upon your nursing graduate degree with a post-master's or post-doctoral certificate in a variety of areas. 

Female graduate nursing student in class

Program Overview

Elevate your nursing skills and knowledge with a post-graduate certificate. Our flexible certificate programs offers several options that allow you to pursue study in a number of different nursing areas at both the post-master's and post-doctoral levels. 

Post-master's certificates are available for these options:

Post-doctoral certificates are available for these options:

  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Research

Depending on area of study, certificates can be completed in 18 to 24 months of part-time study.

The post-graduate APRN certificate program at Widener University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Program Options

The certificate programs are available on our Main Campus in Chester, Pennsylvania as well as our Central Pennsylvania campus in Harrisburg.

Classes are taught in a hybrid format that combines both online and in-person coursework, allowing you the flexibility to handle school and your career.

Admissions Requirements

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International nursing students must submit the “Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) Credentials Evaluation” at the time of admission.

Information is available from:

3600 Market Street, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19014-2651 USA
Phone: 215-349-8767

  • July 15—for matriculation in the fall semester
  • November 15—for matriculation in the spring semester
  • April 1—for matriculation in summer sessions

Program Highlights

Go further, faster by pursuing a post-graduate certificate that aligns with your career goals.

Leadership Development

Our program emphasizes personal leadership development. Your student experience will be enriched with a specialized leadership course focused on the behaviors required as a leader and the necessary skills to overcome the challenges that face higher education and health care settings.

Faculty Mentorship

Thrive in a learning community that provides close mentorship and one-on-one support. Our full-time faculty members bring active clinical and academic research experience to the classroom. Here, you'll build a network that will follow you long after graduation.

Research Opportunities

You'll have opportunities to collaborate with Widener's Leadership Center for Nursing Education Research whose mission is to advance the science of nursing education through rigorous educational and educational-clinical research. Expert research consulting services for constituents within the nursing and nursing education community and professional development are available. 

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Financial Aid

At Widener, opportunities for financial aid extend to graduate students. Discover how Widener can help make obtaining your degree possible.

Next steps to apply

We’re glad you made the decision to apply. All applications and supplemental materials are submitted through the online application system. There is a $35 application fee to apply to Widener.

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