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The Postgraduate APRN Certificate program is designed for nurses with a doctoral degree who seek a nurse practitioner certificate as an adult-gerontology nurse practitioner (AGNP) or family nurse practitioner (FNP) or APRN’s who want to change specialty focus.

After completion of the program, graduates are eligible to sit for the national APRN certification exam as an AGNP or FNP.

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Admitted students will undergo a gap analysis to determine courses needed to earn the postgraduate certificate. An interview is required to aid in the gap analysis.

NOTES: The UVM Course Catalogue details specific requirements as designated by catalogue year. Academic standards are outlined in the CNHS Nursing Graduate Student Handbook. The program of study assumes that the student has already taken courses in nursing theory, nursing research or evidenced based practice  and health care policy and advanced pharmacology and advanced pathophysiology.

Admission Requirements

  • Doctoral degree
  • RN licensure or APRN licensure

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required.

An interview is required to aid in the gap analysis. Applications are due April 1.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will courses be online, hybrid, or on campus?

Some courses are offered live on campus at scheduled times; others are offered in hybrid format with remote synchronous delivery or asynchronous delivery online. A car is needed for travel to rural sites.

What about financial aid and tuition costs for the program?

For current information about financial aid, tuition, and fees, refer to the Student Financial Services website.

How can I find out if UVM has received my transcripts (or any other materials)?

UVM will notify you when application materials have been received.

When will I learn whether I have been admitted to the program?

Applicants will be notified of admissions decisions within approximately two weeks after submitting an application.


Accreditation: The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Vermont is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).


Application Deadline: April 1

For tuition information, visit the UVM Student Financial Services website.