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Arkansas State University

Online Nursing Certificate Programs


The ACEN-accredited online nursing certificate programs at Arkansas State University provide the foundation for exciting career growth! Coursework is presented in a flexible, 100% online format that can be completed when it’s most convenient for you. Designed for MSN-prepared nurses, our postgraduate and master’s nursing certificate programs empower you to excel in healthcare leadership roles. Benefit from the individualized support of our caring faculty as you advance your ability to improve health outcomes and advocate for both nurses and patients.
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Why Choose an A-State Online Nursing Certificate Program?

  • Complete your certificate in 6 to 16 months with our accelerated coursework
  • Maintain your budget intact with affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition
  • Develop specialized expertise through our high-demand online nursing certificates

Which Online Program is Right for You?

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Graduate Certificate – Nurse Administrator

As few as 6 months Duration
15-18 Credit Hours
$5,100 Total Tuition

Boost your credentials and prepare to take charge in a management role when you complete the nursing administrator certificate online program. If you're an MSN-prepared nurse, or currently earning your MSN, and want to expand your area of expertise, or already serve in administration and are ready to move up the ranks, this certificate provides the foundation for your growth.

This affordable program gives you in-depth knowledge of the operations side of a complex healthcare system, including business strategy, human resources, finance, IT and more, enabling you to collaborate confidently with executives. For the certificate's capstone, our supportive and accessible faculty will guide you to create a service line for a fictional facility, helping you gain the experience needed to become a stronger advocate for both nurses and patients.

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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Graduate Certificate – Nurse Educator

As few as 6 months Duration
12 Credit Hours
$4,080 Total Tuition

If you're an MSN-educated nurse, or currently earning your MSN, this affordable, advanced nursing educator graduate certificate adds a valuable credential to your practice. You will utilize curriculum-development technology and gain the ability to incorporate clinical skills, informatics, and evaluation and assessment methods to bring compelling educational content to diverse learners, including expert and novice nurses, patients and families.

The supportive and interactive A-State nursing faculty are involved in both urban and rural health practices and look forward to guiding you to the next phase of your career. Coursework incorporates clinical experiences, evidence-based practice, and advanced teaching pedagogy into this certificate program, so you're empowered to thrive as a leader in healthcare education.

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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Post-Master’s Certificate – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

As few as 16 months Duration
21.5 Credit Hours
$7,310 Total Tuition

This ACEN-accredited online Post-Master’s Certificate in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner enhances your ability to deliver research-based and patient-centered care to adult and geriatric patients with chronic, acute and critical illnesses. Enjoy individualized support from highly qualified nurse educators who will help prepare you for the ANCC and AACN national board certification exams.

Plus, gain hands-on experience practicing your strengthened skillsets with a required practicum and optional weekend on-site skills labs. You must have a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an ACEN- or CCNE-accredited institution for admission.

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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Post-Master’s Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner

As few as 16 months Duration
21.5 Credit Hours
$7,310 Total Tuition

The FNP certificate online program elevates your professional practice by building on your credentials as an MSN-prepared nurse. This certificate program empowers you to deepen your patient relationships, provide more comprehensive care, and increase positive healthcare outcomes in rural and urban communities.

You will benefit from one-on-one attention from our experienced, compassionate faculty as they help you explore topics such as dental health, radiology interpretation, telehealth practices, and the management of clients and families who experience minor to chronic health issues. As the demand for family nurse practitioners continues to grow across all settings, this affordable post-master's certificate enables you to serve an urgent healthcare need and enjoy a rewarding career with a range of in-depth patient responsibilities.

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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Post-Master’s Certificate – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

As few as 16 months Duration
27.5 Credit Hours
$13,750 Total Tuition

The accelerated Post-Master’s Certificate – Psychiatric Mental Health NP online program is an affordable route for MSN-prepared nurses and FNPs to learn how to provide critically needed mental healthcare to diverse, underserved populations across the lifespan. Explore recovery, trauma, cognition and behavior in 100% online courses and conveniently located clinicals. This ACEN-accredited PMHNP certificate program prepares you for the ANCC Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing certification exam.

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The associate, baccalaureate, master's/post-master's certificate and Doctor of Nursing Practice nursing programs at Arkansas State University, located in Jonesboro, Arkansas, are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Contact ACEN by mail at 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326 or by phone at 404-975-5000.

Post-Master’s Certificate – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Duration: 16 months Credit Hours: 27.5 Tuition: $500 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 8/5/24 Start class: 8/20/24

The accelerated Post-Master’s Certificate – Psychiatric Mental Health NP online program is an affordable route for MSN-prepared nurses and FNPs to learn how to provide critically needed mental healthcare to diverse, underserved populations across the lifespan. Explore recovery, trauma, cognition and behavior in 100% online courses and conveniently located clinicals. This ACEN-accredited PMHNP certificate program prepares you for the ANCC Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing certification exam.

Graduate Certificate – Nurse Educator

Duration: 6 months Credit Hours: 12 Tuition: $340 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 6/10/24 Start class: 6/24/24

If you're an MSN-educated nurse, or currently earning your MSN, this affordable, advanced nursing educator graduate certificate adds a valuable credential to your practice. You will utilize curriculum-development technology and gain the ability to incorporate clinical skills, informatics, and evaluation and assessment methods to bring compelling educational content to diverse learners, including expert and novice nurses, patients and families.

The supportive and interactive A-State nursing faculty are involved in both urban and rural health practices and look forward to guiding you to the next phase of your career. Coursework incorporates clinical experiences, evidence-based practice, and advanced teaching pedagogy into this certificate program, so you're empowered to thrive as a leader in healthcare education.

Post-Master’s Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner

Duration: 16 months Credit Hours: 21.5 Tuition: $340 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 6/10/24 Start class: 6/24/24

The FNP certificate online program elevates your professional practice by building on your credentials as an MSN-prepared nurse. This certificate program empowers you to deepen your patient relationships, provide more comprehensive care, and increase positive healthcare outcomes in rural and urban communities.

You will benefit from one-on-one attention from our experienced, compassionate faculty as they help you explore topics such as dental health, radiology interpretation, telehealth practices, and the management of clients and families who experience minor to chronic health issues. As the demand for family nurse practitioners continues to grow across all settings, this affordable post-master's certificate enables you to serve an urgent healthcare need and enjoy a rewarding career with a range of in-depth patient responsibilities.

Post-Master’s Certificate – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Duration: 16 months Credit Hours: 21.5 Tuition: $340 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 6/10/24 Start class: 6/24/24

This ACEN-accredited online Post-Master’s Certificate in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner enhances your ability to deliver research-based and patient-centered care to adult and geriatric patients with chronic, acute and critical illnesses. Enjoy individualized support from highly qualified nurse educators who will help prepare you for the ANCC and AACN national board certification exams.

Plus, gain hands-on experience practicing your strengthened skillsets with a required practicum and optional weekend on-site skills labs. You must have a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an ACEN- or CCNE-accredited institution for admission.

Graduate Certificate – Nurse Administrator

Duration: 6 months Credit Hours: 15-18 Tuition: $340 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 6/10/24 Start class: 6/24/24

Boost your credentials and prepare to take charge in a management role when you complete the nursing administrator certificate online program. If you're an MSN-prepared nurse, or currently earning your MSN, and want to expand your area of expertise, or already serve in administration and are ready to move up the ranks, this certificate provides the foundation for your growth.

This affordable program gives you in-depth knowledge of the operations side of a complex healthcare system, including business strategy, human resources, finance, IT and more, enabling you to collaborate confidently with executives. For the certificate's capstone, our supportive and accessible faculty will guide you to create a service line for a fictional facility, helping you gain the experience needed to become a stronger advocate for both nurses and patients.

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