Johns Hopkins University

School of Nursing

Nursing Certificates


525 N. Wolfe Street

Baltimore, MD 21205

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Nursing Certificates

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Post-degree certificates allow for life-long learning and offer an opportunity for further specialization in a field. A gap analysis will be undertaken for each applicant, when applicable to the certificate, to determine which courses must be completed at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

Nurse Practitioner (Post-Graduate)

The Johns Hopkins Nurse Practitioner certificates couple nursing theory with evidence-based clinical experiences. Choose a certificate that focuses on the population of your choice: psychiatric, pediatric, adult-geriatric, or acutely and critically ill patients. With access to unparalleled Hopkins resources, you’ll be able to integrate the biomedical, psychological, social, and nursing aspects of care. World renowned faculty have developed curricula and clinical experiences at diverse outpatient and community sites to ensure that you’ll receive a well-rounded education in comprehensive, coordinated care. By earning a certificate you’ll develop and apply your assessment, diagnostic, and treatment skills to improve health among your favorite patient population.

Certificate Options

  • Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate
  • Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate
  • Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate
  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate*


Clinical Nurse Specialist (Post-Graduate)

Expand your nursing expertise in adult or child health with a Johns Hopkins Clinical Nurse Specialist post-graduate certificate. You’ll build competencies in clinical theory and research-based nursing practice, and you’ll put your new skills to use delivering direct patient care, organizing resources while controlling costs, and educating nurses to improve healthcare delivery systems. With the program’s broad education and holistic approach, you can experience professional roles as varied as your interests—expert clinician, clinical leader, staff or academic educator, consultant, or researcher. 

Certificate Options

  • Adult-Gerontological Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Certificate
  • Adult-Gerontological Health Clinical Nurse Specialist Certificate
  • Pediatric Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Certificate

Nurse Educator Certificate (Post-Graduate)

The Nurse Educator Certificate at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing enables experienced professional nurses to combine their clinical expertise with a passion for teaching. If you have a master’s or doctoral degree in nursing and a desire to help develop a nursing workforce committed to healthcare quality and safety, this graduate certificate program provides the opportunity to take the next, perhaps most rewarding, step in your career.


Johns Hopkins University is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Additionally, the baccalaureate and master's programs are approved by the Maryland State Board of Examiners of Nurses. The baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs are endorsed by the Maryland State Board for Higher Education.

International Student Requirements:

• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if English is not your first language

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 76-77

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1,451 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999