Post-Master's Certification (Nursing)

California licensed registered nurses who hold a master of science degree from a regionally accredited institution may complete one of the following concentrations: Clinical Nurse Specialist Adult Gerontology, Family Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare Leadership, Nurse Educator, and/or Nursing Informatics. Upon successful completion of the courses the student will be eligible to apply for national certification.

The mission of the CBU College of Nursing is to educate competent, responsible, caring, and professional nurses prepared from a biblical worldview to serve locally, nationally and globally; revering the human dignity of all persons created in the image of God.

The post-graduate APRN certificate program at California Baptist University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( 

Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Adult Gerontology

The Clinical Nurse Specialist concentration will prepare the master of science in nursing student for direct interaction with young adult, adult, and older adult patients to improve quality of life. Evidence-based strategies will be demonstrated as the student develops specialized expertise and skills to think critically and problem solve.

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

The Family Nurse Practitioner concentration will provide students an overview of contemporary family structure and functioning from a theoretical perspective. This will prepare graduates to offer primary care on the local, state, national and global level.

Healthcare Leadership

MSN students who select Healthcare Leadership as their concentration area examine roles in nursing administration emphasizing clinical outcomes management, care environment management and inter-professional collaboration.

Nurse Educator

The Nurse Educator concentration will prepare students in curriculum design and development, teaching methodologies, educational needs assessment, and learner-centered theories and methods.

Nursing Informatics

The Nursing Informatics program will explore health information technology and allow students to design, plan, and evaluate systems to improve the effectiveness of care.  The program prepares students to work in the field of health care informatics.



  • Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate competent, responsible graduate and/or advanced practice nursing guided by a theoretical perspective, grounded in a biblical worldview committed to compassionate service, life-long learning, and professional development.
    2. Translate and integrate scholarship into practice, within a biblical perspective using evidence drawn from science and humanities.
    3. Implement information technology to manage data, communicate, coordinate care, improve patient outcomes, and optimize patient safety.
    4. Analyze social determinants and policies to influence population health, healthcare systems, and patient outcomes.
    5. Develop a global perspective of healthcare needs and display innovative, inter-professional leadership that improves health in local, national, and international populations.


For more information about the post-master's certification course requirements, visit the "Course Requirements" page.