Shenandoah University

Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing

Post-MSN Certificate


Admissions Office

1460 University Drive

Winchester, VA 22601

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Post-MSN Certificate

Format: Campus

Program Description:

SU Nursing offers a post-MSN Certificate designed to meet the needs and be sensitive to the MSN-prepared RN, with the philosophy that post-master’s students are highly motivated adult learners who learn independently as well as in structured settings. This certificate is offered in five concentration areas: Family Nurse Practitioner, Health Systems Management, Nurse Midwifery, Nursing Education, and Psycchiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Course work can be completed in 12 months of full-time study. Didactic courses are offered one day a week. Clinical experiences are arranged with individual preceptors in surrounding communities. 720 clock hours are spent in faculty or preceptor supervised settings. Graduates of the FNP Certificate program are eligible to sit for the national certification exam given by either the American Nurses Association or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. The program can be completed in 12 months full time with summer courses. A part time program is available. Cohorts are established in September or January. All classroom courses are on Wednesday or Thursday. Clinical placement is arranged by faculty and will be scheduled at the convenience of the facility hosting the student.


The Division of Nursing offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degree programs which are fully accredited by: Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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