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Certificate Programs

Advance your nursing career with a post-master's certificate

If you are a registered nurse with a master's degree, a DePaul post-master's certificate will give you the coursework and skills you need to sit for the certification exam. We currently offer two certificates. Click on either option to see the courses that are required to earn that certificate:

Both the Adult-Gerontological and the Family Nurse Practitioner certificate programs are approved as a Gainful Employment Program through the US Department of Education and are thus eligible for Federal Student Aid.

Application Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the posted deadline.

Enrollment Term Application Deadline
Fall July 15
Winter November 8
Spring February 1
Summer April 15

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, personal statement, résumé, official transcripts and letters of recommendation. View the admission requirements page to see details on what to include in your application materials.


DePaul recently invested more than $40 million in new College of Science and Health facilities and programs, including a fully renovated nursing simulation lab


of 2017 Nursing graduates surveyed were employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.

Alumni Network

You’ll benefit from extensive networking opportunities with DePaul’s strong alumni network. Nearly 3,000 Nursing alumni are working in the Chicago area at places like Lurie Children’s Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.


Graduate school is an investment in your future. Learn more about the financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to you.

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact The Office of Graduate Admission for DePaul’s School of Nursing at (773) 325-7315 or

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We’ll send you our viewbook with information about the degree, admission requirements and upcoming info sessions. Let’s get started.

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