Prepares the graduate for practice across the continuum of care in order to improve the quality of patient care outcomes. For individuals who hold a master’s degree in nursing that has prepared them for practice in another advanced generalist role or in an advanced nursing specialty.

Why Colby-Sawyer’s Post-Master’s Certificate Program
  • Learn from industry leading faculty
  • Free online application
  • 100% online
  • 8-week online courses
  • Enroll in one course at a time to maintain work/life balance
  • $600 per credit
  • Pause and re-start program seamlessly, as your schedule allows
  • Rolling admissions with multiple entry dates
  • Small classes with engaged faculty
Curriculum: 25 Credits
GNUR 512 3cr Health Care Systems, Policy Leadership
GNUR 513 3cr Population Health
GNUR 504 3cr Clinical Quality Improvement I
GNUR 511 5cr Clinical Quality Improvement II (3/2)
GNUR 598 5cr Advanced Generalist Nursing Capstone I (1/4)
GNUR 599 6crAdvanced Generalist Nursing Capstone II (2/4)
Prerequisites: Graduate Level
Advanced Health Assessment
Advanced Physiology
Advanced Pharmacology
Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
Application Checklist
  • Complete Colby-Sawyer’s Online Application
  • Official transcript of all post-secondary education
  • Valid and active Registered Nurse license
  • Professional resume
  • Goal Statement
  • TOEFL or IELTS (for international applicants)

All online Colby-Sawyer College nursing students are required to have an active and unencumbered nursing license upon enrollment. There are restrictions in some states for programs that lead to professional licensure.

For additional information, please use this contact list to find contact information for each state’s Board of Nursing.

If you have specific questions, contact Dr. Kevin Finn, Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences;

Program Information