College of Nursing

Seton Hall University College of Nursing also offers the Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program. The program is designed to prepare the nurse who has a master's degree in nursing and wants to become a nurse practitioner. Coursework is completed online. The required clinical component is fulfilled within the student's geographical location. Clinical placements are individualized and are congruent with certification requirements and the student's interests, education, and career goals.

The curriculum of the Online Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program is identical to the well established on-campus curriculum (approximately 32 credits/3-4 semesters) and offers students the choice of three clinical tracks:

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

Program Residency Requirements

The student is required to attend three on-campus weekend residencies. Prior to the start of the first course, students spend a weekend on the Seton Hall University campus in South Orange, New Jersey for orientation to the program. Students meet with the program director, faculty, staff, and student colleagues. The weekend includes a tour of the campus, a library orientation, and a hands-on experience using the multimedia technology that will be utilized in the coursework. The second residency weekend is mid-way through the program and the third is at the time of graduation. Both of these residencies will allow faculty to assess the student's knowledge and clinical skills.


The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredit the Nurse Practitioner Program. The curriculum meets the Essentials of Master's Education for Advanced Practice by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The program also meets the guidelines of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty, certification, and specialty organization requirements.

For accreditation information, please visit:

Criteria for Admission

  • Graduation from an NLN- accredited baccalaureate program in Nursing
  • Cumulative "B" average plus a "B"average in nursing courses (B average is a 3.0 GPA)
  • A resume and goal statement that reflect the program objectives
  • Two letters of recommendation from instructors and professional supervisors
  • Proof of current licensure as a registered nurse
  • Proof of current malpractice insurance


The $946.00 per credit (U.S. dollars) tuition for the online Post- Master’s Nurse Practitioner Certificate program covers all fees, residency weekend materials, room and meals for on-campus weekend residencies. Tuition rate may be subject to change as per university policy.

The tuition does not include the admissions application fee, your personal travel expenses, books, computer equipment, software, and Internet access.

Online courses or those taught under comprehensive fee-based structures are not eligible for tuition discounts.

Application Process

Admission to the online graduate nursing program is contingent upon the favorable review of all required materials. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt of all the following:

  • All official college transcripts
  • Resume (may be submitted as an attachment to the electronic application or mailed to the College of Nursing )
  • A typewritten statement of goals that reflect the program objectives. Complete the statement of goals form and attach to the electronic application or mail the form to the College of Nursing.
  • Two letters of recommendation from instructors, supervisors or professional colleagues with a minimum of a master's degree in nursing who are qualified to evaluate your professional nursing experience, academic competence, and potential for the proposed field of study. These are to be submitted in sealed envelopes with the evaluator's signature along the envelope seal.
  • Proof of current licensure as a registered nurse
  • Proof of malpractice insurance
  • A completed application form and a $ 50 non-refundable application fee (personal check or money order payable to Seton Hall University College of Nursing). For electronic (online) applications, you may pay by credit card.


Contact the Registrar's office from each college and university to have your official transcripts sent directly to:

Office of the Provost
Attn: Graduate Admissions
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, New Jersey 07079

Transcripts should cover work completed to date. Transfer credits listed on another school's transcript are not acceptable for evaluation.


Students in the Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program are not matriculated towards a degree and are not qualified for Federal financial aid.

How to Apply

Applications may be completed online. New Learning teams or cohorts begin each year in September. All Nurse Practitioner graduates are eligible to apply for advanced practice examinations in their specialty area.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program, need more information, or assistance in applying to the program, please contact:

Susan Bolton
Assistant Program Director
Phone (973) 275-2359


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