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Graduate Certificates in Geriatric Nurse/Nursing

54 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A graduate certificate in geriatric nursing is offered at 30 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 33% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Education Levels of Geriatric Nursing Majors

In 2019-2020, 54 graduate certificates were awarded to geriatric nursing majors. This makes it the 11th most popular graduate certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in geriatric nursing at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 599
Graduate Certificate 54
Doctor’s Degree 12

Earnings of Geriatric Nursing Majors With Graduate Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for geriatric nursing majors with their graduate certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for geriatric nursing students who are graduate certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in geriatric nursing. About 87.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 7
Women 47

The racial-ethnic distribution of geriatric nursing graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 15
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 33
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

There are 30 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in geriatric nursing. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

Below are some popular majors that are similar to geriatric nursing that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Family Practice Nursing 1,209
Mental Health Nursing 948
Registered Nursing 841
Adult Health Nursing 267
Nursing Practice 195


*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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