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East Tennessee State University

Post-MSN Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate

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The Mostly Online Post-Master’s graduate certificate is designed to provide individual who already hold a Master of Science on Nursing (MSN) or Master of Science in a field of nursing with the core courses and clinical/practicum experiences necessary for national certification eligibility. 

In your continuing education pursuit, the Post-Master’s certificate provides a systematic and unified way to achieve your goals. The FNP Certificate program offers a formal program of study to meet this need for students who already have the Master of Science in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice degree without requiring them to complete a second degree

"Mostly Online" means that all coursework will be completed online with one required intensive session on campus per semester. For more information on intensive session dates, contact us or visit the Nursing D.N.P. home page.



The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate program provides a formal program of study for MSN and DNP prepared nurses interested in taking the national certification exam to practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

To be eligible for the certification exam, students must "successfully complete graduate didactic and clinical requirements through a formal program in the desired area of practice."

More information, inclluding coursework requirements can be found in the ETSU Catalog entry for this program.


A Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited institution is required for admission as a non-degree student in the Post-Masters Certificate Program.

Applicants must submit an  application and a non-refundable application fee. After receiving notification of acceptance from the School of Graduate Studies, the student must contact the College of Nursing Office of Student Services (423-439-4578) for permission to register as a non-degree student. The College of Nursing may exclude non-degree students from designated courses.



Tuition, Fee, and Financial Assistance


ETSU Tuition and Fees

ETSU eRate (for out-of-state students taking ALL course work online in any semester)

Border County Information: Students in North Carolina and Virginia living in counties bordering Tennessee may receive in-state tuition. For more detailed tuition information based on your specific situation, please contact the ETSU Office of Admissions.

Student accounts, payment calendars, and payment plan information

ETSU Bursar Office

(423) 439-4212

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Step by Step Guide

Types of Aid

(423) 439-4300


Scholarship Information

(423) 439-7094


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