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Post Doctoral Healthcare Certificates

Attaining a post doctoral certificate can expand a nurse's professional practice, increase job opportunities, and meet the requirements to become nationally certified in a selected specialty area. A Brandman Doctoral Certificate is designed for nurse practitioners who have a PhD or DNP and wish to add a specialty in one of our six nurse practitioners specialty areas.


Students in the Certificate program are required to attend 3 immersion sessions, one before the start of your clinical courses to learn procedures and one at the end of the program.



Sharon Hoier has been a nurse for over 30 years, and it was always her goal to become a Nurse Practitioner. She wanted to mentor other nurses and share her years of experience with them. She chose to get her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Brandman because of the quality of their program and because their blended model made it easier to study while working full time. Today, Sharon is a Nurse Practitioner at a Medical Group in Newport Beach, California.

Get Your Money's Worth.

Besides Brandman's competitive tuition, our innovative curriculum and programs are taught by nationally certified advanced practice registered nurses and accomplished academic experts in online education. 

Private, Nonprofit, Accredited.

All School of Nursing programs are regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Baccalaureate and DNP programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Students who complete any of our BSN to DNP, PM to DNP with added specialty or post-doctoral certificate programs are eligible for ANCC, AANP or PNCB national certification.

Programs Offered Nationwide.

The majority of course work is online, blending lectures, demonstrations, exercises and social networking in an interactive environment. In addition to the curriculum, you will participate in clinical hours and periodic immersion sessions at the Irvine, California campus for extensive relationship-building with faculty and students.

Designed For Busy Adult Students.

Complete your degree at your own pace in a part-time or full-time capacity.

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