Ready to take your nursing career on a different path? For registered nurses who have already earned their MSN, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College offers post-master’s certificates that can expand or change your role in the advance practice nursing field.
To help you develop a new specialization beyond your master’s degree, we offer post-master’s certificates in the following areas:
- Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
- Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)
- Nurse Educator
Learn more about each concentration area and enrollment details in the descriptions below. We also offer a sample course sequence in our program brochure.
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration (AGACNP)
Affiliated with the Washington University School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Goldfarb’s AGACNP post-master’s certificate uniquely prepares students to assume the complex and evolving professional roles of independent practitioners in intensive care units and other acute care environments, including the business aspect of nurse practitioner practice.
Graduates of AGACNP post-master’s certificate program will be prepared to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) certification exam to become certified in the field.
- Program Length: 12 months
- Application Deadline: January 1
- Term Start: Fall
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration (AGPCNP)
Goldfarb’s AGPCNP post-master’s certificate program prepares students to educationally and clinically provide care for well adults, as well as diagnose, treat and manage adults with acute and chronic conditions in appropriate primary care settings.
Graduates of the AGPCNP post-master’s certificate program will be prepared to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) certification exams to become certified in the field.
- Program Length: 12 to 18 months
- Application Deadline: Rolling
- Term Start: Varies based on prior coursework
Nurse Educator Concentration
Goldfarb offers a post-master’s certificate in Nurse Educator for master's and doctoral-prepared nurses who would like to begin, or improve, their teaching careers. The program prepares students to expand upon roles in a variety of settings by integrating prior learning with advanced discipline-specific coursework and clinical experiences. Students become skilled educators with competencies in patient education, staff development and academic education.
Students who complete the certificate are eligible to sit for National League for Nursing’s (NLN) Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam. The Nurse Educator role is recognized by NLN as a specialty area of practice.
- Program Length: 12 months part-time
- Application Deadline: Rolling
- Term Start: Spring, Summer, Fall
The post-MSN Nurse Educator certificate program will still accept students until the end of Fall 2021 with a final start in Spring 2022.
Expand Your Horizons at Goldfarb
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
Whether you’ve previously attended Goldfarb or are joining our academic community for the first time, you can feel confident in getting an education that prepares you and your career for the future of nursing.
How to Apply
Apply online today! You can also contact the admissions department by email at [email protected] or by calling 314.454.7055 or 800.832.9009.