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Post-Masters Certificate

The Post-Master's Certificate program at the Duke University School of Nursing provides opportunities for students who already have a master's degree to gain specialized knowledge within any of the specialties offered by the School of Nursing.

The program is open to registered nurses who possess a master's degree from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited nursing school, or who possess a master's degree in another discipline acceptable to the specialty faculty.

The number of credits required to complete the certificate program varies by major; the student must successfully complete the required courses in the chosen nursing major.

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

The US Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The information provided here is the best available to us and we hope it is helpful to our current and prospective students as they make their educational and career choices. If you have any questions regarding the data provided and what it means to you as a student, please feel free to contact the Office of Financial Aid (

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information for Duke University School of Nursing (Disclosure Period 7/1/12-6/30/13)


Duke's post-master's certificate program is a good choice for someone who wants a program that is flexible and manageable with life and work, but still gives the opportunity to interact with faculty members in specialized areas."

Joylyn Headings, PMC Student