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Graduate Certificates in Nursing Practice

195 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 28 schools in the United States where you can get your graduate certificate in nursing practice. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 35% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.5% of nursing practice graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Nursing Practice Majors

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 195 students earned their graduate certificate in nursing practice. This earns it the #6 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree 5,710
Bachelor’s Degree 793
Master’s Degree 748
Graduate Certificate 195
Associate Degree 79
Undergraduate Certificate 25

Earnings of Nursing Practice Majors With Graduate Certificates

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

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in nursing practice. About 90.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 19
Women 176

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 43
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 121
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 12

There are 28 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in nursing practice. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Family Practice Nursing 1,209
Mental Health Nursing 948
Registered Nursing 841
Adult Health Nursing 267
Public Health Nursing 157


*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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