Post Master's Nurse Practitioner Certification Program

Description Objectives Curriculum Experience Next Steps

Tuition Credits for graduation Time to Complete
$1,080/credit 31-39 semester hours 2-3 years

Program Description

With the current shortage of nurses, the need for advanced practice nurses who are prepared in multiple specialties is high. The Regis Post Master's Nurse Practitioner Certification Program offers opportunities for you to build upon your clinical skills and knowledge, allowing you to explore new professional directions.

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Program Objectives

For master’s prepared nurses seeking nurse practitioner certification or current nurse practitioners seeking an additional area of concentration, the Regis Post Master’s Certificate for Nurse Practitioner Certification will prepare you to site for certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, or Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner with a primary care focus.

Completion Rates

For students entering in 2010 to 2012, 88% of the students have complete the program within the designated accreditation standard time frame.

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Rates (Aggregate)

Year Test Regis Pass Rate National Average
2013 FNP 88% 84.5%
2014 FNP 83% 82%
2015 FNP 78% 75%
3 yr. aggregate   83% 80%

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification Rates (Aggregate)

Year Test Regis Pass Rate National Average
2013 PNP 94% 91%
2014 PNP 85% 89%
2015 PNP 100% 88%
3 Year Mean PNP 93% 89.3%

Woman’s Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Rates (Aggregate)

Year Test Regis Pass Rates National Average
2012 WHNP 100% *
2013 WHNP 100% 87%
2014 WHNP 89% 86%
2015 WHNP 86% 86%
3 Year Mean WHNP 92% 86%

* National data is not provided in certification report.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Rates (Aggregate)

Year Test Regis Pass Rate National Average
2013 PMHNP 100% 87%
2014 PMHNP 90% 90%
2015 PMHNP 81% 87%
3 Year Mean PMHNP 90.3% 88%

Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Certification Rates (Aggregate)

Year Test Regis Pass Rate National Average
2013 AGNP 64% 86%
2014 AGNP 83.5% 84.7%
2015 AGNP 86% 78.7%
3 yr. aggregate   77.8% 83%

Adult/Gerontology Acute Critical Care Clinical Specialist Certification Rates (Aggregate)

Year Test Regis Pass Rate National Average
2013 AACN 100%  
2014 AACN 100%  
2015 AACN 100% 87%
3 yr. Mean   100%  

Job Placement Rates

Students are assessed 6 months after graduation for attainment of role specific employment status and the average rate of employment at 6 months is 79%, for all concentrations in the Master's class of 2013, 2014, and 2015.

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Curriculum

Working with a faculty member, program director, the Associate Dean of the School of Nursing, you will develop a personal curriculum plan based on the specialty. Courses are offered during the day, in the evening, on weekends, and during the summer and can be taken full- or part-time.

Coursework includes:

  • Care of the Childbearing Woman
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Primary Care of the Family

Spring 2017 Courses

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Gaining Experience

Holding additional nursing certification will prepare you to increase your current role or pursue additional avenues in you nursing career. Recent graduates are currently working at Cambridge Health Alliance, Beth Israel Deaconess, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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Next Steps

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Candidates for the program are master’s prepared nurses who want additional certification for career advancement

Application requirements:

  • Completed application form and all transcripts
  • Personal statement; Resume; two letters of recommendation
  • Interview with the Program Director

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Contact Information

781-768-7330

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