Registered nurses (RNs) that hold a current Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree or higher have the opportunity to increase their career options and increase their salary when they complete an Indiana Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing program.

Pursue your true passion by enrolling in a post-graduate certificate in nursing program and track that matches your nursing specialization interests.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing Admission Requirements in Indiana

Every Indiana Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing program requires that nurses complete admission requirements prior to enrolling in the first course. The admission requirements are likely similar among all the schools, with minor differences.

Indiana Wesleyan University requires the following for admission to its Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing – Nursing Education program:

  • Submit copies of all transcripts proving a minimum grade point average of no less than 3.0 on a 4-point scale
  • Proof that all nursing licenses are unencumbered
  • Three letters of professional reference from colleagues, faculty members, pastors or work supervisors
  • Submit to criminal background check

Some students may have to prove completion of pre-requisites prior to enrolling in the first program course.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing Classes and Courses

Many post-graduate certificate in nursing programs require completion of the same or similar courses. Some classes vary according to the specific program and specialized track. Students pursuing the Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate at Indiana Wesleyan University take 26 hours of courses, including:

  • APN 624 – Health Assessment and Health Promotion for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • APN 635 – Family Nurse Practitioner Role I
  • APN 644 – Theoretical Foundation of Family Health Care: Management of Common Chronic and Acute Health Problems I
  • APN 646 – Diagnostic Laboratory for Family Nurse Practitioners
  • APN 664 – Theoretical Foundation of Family Health Care: Management of Common Chronic and Acute Health Problems II
  • APN 670 – Family Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship
  • APN 675 – Family Nurse Practitioner Role II

Check with an admissions representative about required courses before enrolling in a post-grad certificate in nursing program in Indiana.

Program Length

The program length for an Indiana Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing varies, according to the specific school, and the program. Although schools develop their programs to meet accreditation standards, Indiana Board of Nursing, and requirements of governing bodies, there are still some differences in program length.

One example of variations in program length is the differences between the post-master’s certificate Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) program at the University of Southern Indiana and the same program offered at Purdue University. The University of Southern Indiana’s program consists of 42 credit hours and 665 clinical hours, while the Purdue University program consists of 16 to 34 credit hours, and requires completion of 630 clinical hours.

Tuition and Cost of Attendance

The cost of tuition varies among the post-graduate certificate in nursing programs in Indiana, Tuition costs do not include the costs for lab fees, admission fees, supplies, or other required costs. The Indiana State University tuition for all graduate students is $419 per credit hour.

Students should check with the school that they wish to attend to learn about tuition rates and other costs.

Online Post-Graduate Nursing Certificates in Indiana

Online post-grad nursing certificate programs make it easy for working RNs and/or those with families to complete their desired education on their own time. Students should always check with the school for exact tuition costs when taking courses online. Some schools charge resident tuition rates for all online programs.

Featured Online School

Purdue University is a leader in nursing education in the state of Indiana, and its distance-learning options are second to none. The tuition for Purdue University students that pursue an online Indiana Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing is $347 per credit hour for residents, and $600.45 for non-residents.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing Career Pathways in Indiana

Indiana nurses that complete a post-graduate certificate in nursing program have several career pathway options, including:

Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate Salary and Job Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that the job growth rate for nurse practitioners and other nursing professions is ‘much faster than average.' Indiana is among the states that have the highest annual mean wage for nurse practitioners, in addition to a higher per hour wage, when compared to many other states.

List of Indiana Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing Programs

Indiana Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing programs prepare nurses for advances in career and salary. Take a look at programs available in the state below.

Evansville, IN

Hammond, IN

Graduate Certificate Programs
2200 169th Street
Hammond, IN 46323
(219) 989-2400

Indianapolis, IN

Graduate Certificate Programs
1400 East Hanna Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46227
(317) 788-3368

Muncie, IN

Graduate Certificate Programs
School of Nursing
2000 W. University Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306
(800) 382-8540

Terre Haute, IN

Graduate Certificate Programs
200 North Seventh Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809
(800) 468-6478

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