Graduate Certificates in Nursing

Nursing graduate certificate programs

Advance your nursing career wherever you are.

The UMass Amherst College of Nursing is highly ranked for online education. Now you can get ahead with an online graduate certificate program from one of the best nursing schools in the country.

Classes are offered year-round and students may be admitted in any term.

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The University of Massachusetts College of Nursing undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).



Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate (PMHNP)

The growing field of mental health and the increasing need for nurse practitioners in this discipline makes the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate especially valuable. Nurses with master’s degrees can expand their knowledge of integrated mental health care for individuals, families, and groups.

Applicants must have an MS in Nursing and an active RN license. We prefer applicants with some experience in psychiatric nursing. Applicants must submit (1) Personal Statement, (2) Résumé, (3) Transcripts from bachelor’s and master’s degrees awarded (4) copies of RN license and certifications(s) earned and (5) two professional letters of recommendation.



Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

If you’ve ever thought of sharing your knowledge and experience in an educational setting, the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education will develop and enhance your teaching skills and prepare you to teach nursing in colleges and universities and lead patient education initiatives in clinical settings.

Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree and must hold an active RN license. Applicants must submit: (1) Personal Statement (2) Résumé (3) Transcripts from bachelor’s and/or master’s degrees awarded.



Graduate Certificate in Complementary and Integrative Modalities

A greater awareness of health risk factors, an aging population and a desire for more culturally relevant treatments have led to an increase in demand for more holistic healthcare options. The Graduate Certificate in Complementary and Integrative Modalities will give you the skills and knowledge to integrate complementary healing methods into healthcare services.

Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree. Applicants must submit: (1) Personal Statement (2) Résumé (3) Transcripts from bachelor’s and/or master’s degrees awarded.