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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Nursing

Post-Masters Nurse Practitioner Certificate

The School of Nursing offers a post-master's NP certificate to students already possessing an MSN.

A Nurse Practitioner Certificate is awarded to students who complete the required core, theory and clinical courses in one of the following Nurse Practitioner specialty areas:

**Please note that Post-Masters students with an MSN do not need to take NRSG 596 or a culminating course (NRSG 692 or NRSG 695 or NRSG 698).

(All requirements contained on these pages are superceded by the official information published in the CSULB Catalog of the current academic year. To see an online copy, visit this official university page.)

This program is eligible for financial aid under the federal Gainful Employment regulation. Click here for more details.

Nurse Practitioner Certificate:

Students may pursue the certificate as a 'stand-alone' program and it prepares students for gainful employment in a "recognized occupation."  The U.S. Department of Labor Standard Occupational Code (SOC) for Nurse Practitioner is 29-1170.  To find out additional information about this professional field, please visit and search the SOC code of 29-1170 to read the occupational profile for Therapeutic Recreation.  Or go directly to the profile by following this link:

The on-time graduation rate for Nurse Practitioner is 0%.

The total tuition charged for this program is $15,933 with three semesters on a full-time basis at $3,753 and two semesters part-time at $2,337.  The program can be completed in five semesters.

The job placement rate for this program is unknown because this information is not required to be tracked.