Graduate Certificates

Why are our Graduate Certificates a good choice for students?

The University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing provides several options for students pursing a graduate certificate. Graduate certificates are available for students who already have an advanced practice nursing degree through our Post-Graduate APRN Certificate options and for students (with or without APRN specialty) seeking a graduate certificates in Participatory Health Research and/or Care Management.

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Program Overview

• All graduate certificate programs are delivered 100% online
• Students can complete certificates within one academic year/three semesters or longer depending upon part time or full-time enrollment.
• Gain specialized skills in systems evaluation, quality improvement, or advanced practice depending upon the graduate certificate
• Expand your professional/clinical expertise
• Enhance your career advancement potential and professional network
• Fulfill the pursuit of lifelong learning

Student Program Outcomes

Students who complete a Graduate Advanced Practice Certificate will be able to:
• Demonstrate competence in the designated advanced practice role and care of the patient population of focus (FNP, PMHNP, AG CNS, or PCNS). 
• Utilize current evidence in the delivery of population focused advanced practice care. 
• Evaluate health care outcomes to improve quality of patient care. 

Certificate Offerings

We offer the following Graduate Certificates for students in which an advanced nursing degree is not required:

Participatory Health Research 

Care Management

Our Graduate Advanced Practice Certificate options are only available for individuals who have already completed a graduate degree and are currently certified as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN):

Family Nurse Practitioner 

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 

Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

Why Choose SSON

Through a strong foundation of education excellence and a new home designed for innovation, the Sinclair School of Nursing is opening new doors for immersive learning and research opportunities to advance the next Mizzou Nurse.

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Funding Your Education

Estimated costs for a graduate certificate depends upon the graduate certificate and required credit and clinical hours. 

Questions? Contact Us.

If you have questions, please contact Sinclair School of Nursing student services at 573-882-0277 or