Professional Development

Post-Master’s Certificate Programs

These programs are designed for Advanced Practice Nurses who have graduated from programs with insufficient numbers of clinical hours and/or required coursework, or those who are functioning in a role but need certification to gain state licensure recognition, credentialing, or prescribing privileges. Each graduate receives a certificate of post-master’s graduate education from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Post Master’s NP/CNS Learning Objective Outcomes  

  • Demonstrate competence in the advanced nursing practice and management of health and illness for individual, family, and aggregate populations using critical thinking and evidenced based clinical decision making
  • Promote individual/family relationships that facilitate positive health care outcomes for diverse populations
  • Design, implement, and evaluate educational programs for individuals, professionals, and communities
  • Plan comprehensive continuous care through interdisciplinary collaboration across health care settings with an emphasis on diverse and urban populations
  • Monitor and ensure the quality of nursing and health care practices utilizing advocacy and ethical decision-making
  • Design, implement, and evaluate evidenced based care in relation to ethno-cultural and spiritual beliefs within diverse populations
  • Apply theories from nursing and other disciplines to the advanced nursing practice for individuals and families from diverse populations
  • Identify researchable health care problems and continually appraise relevant literature
  • Communicate and consult with health care providers and others to influence policy change
  • Demonstrate competency in professional oral and written communication

The Nurse Educator Program

Our Nurse Educator Program is designed for students with an unrestricted RN license and a master's degree in nursing who aspire to nurse educator roles. Completing the program will partially fulfill eligibility requirements for nurse educator certifications (CNE) by the national League for Nursing (NLN).

Are You Eligible for Online Nursing Studies?

If you are not a Massachusetts resident and considering applying to an online nursing program , Check out the following link for details: