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).