2023-2024 Catalog 
    Sep 26, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog

Nurse Practitioner; Post-Master’s Certificate (Online only)

Certificate of Advanced Study Program Description:  

The post master’s certificate program at the University of Maine at Fort Kent is designed for those students who already hold an earned master of science in nursing (MSN) degree. Students may hold a non‐clinical MSN or already be a nurse practitioner (NP). Students who have earned an MSN in nursing education, nursing administration, or nursing informatics, for example, will follow one track while those students who are already practicing as NP’s, but wish to pursue an additional certification, will follow a specialized program track. UMFK offers an Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program and a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program. 

Please note, international students enrolled in distance education (online) programs are not eligible for F-1 student status at UMFK.

Students select one of these two specialties:

Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (A/GACNP) Post Master’s Certificate  

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Post-Master’s Certificate  

Admission Criteria  

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university;

  1. College level statistics course with a grade of C or higher
  2. Graduate level research course with a grade of B or higher or enroll in UMFK’s NUR 601
  3. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale from prior college work
  4. Current, unencumbered RN license in a U.S. state
  5. One year of acute care experience
  6. Resume

Graduation Requirements 

  1. Complete a minimum of 18 credits in the MSN program (for those students who are already NP’s) or 31 credits (for students who hold a non‐clinical MSN);
  2. Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher;
  3. Complete all courses with a grade of B‐ or higher.