The Post-masterís Certificate Options:
- Family Nurse Practitioner
The family nurse practitioner certificate option provides the opportunity for nurses who already have an earned master’s degree in nursing in another clinical specialization to complete requirements to qualify for certification as a family nurse practitioner. The certificate program consists of a minimum of 24 credits from the advanced practice nursing core and the clinical specialization area. Additional credits in pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and advanced health assessment and role development may be required based on evaluation of previous university and professional experiences. Post-master’s certificate program students complete a minimum of 500 hours of directed clinical practice in primary care under the supervision of qualified clinicians to be board eligible.
- Nursing Education (cohorted admission)
The nursing education certificate option provides the opportunity for nurses who have an earned master’s degree in nursing to extend their knowledge in the area of nursing education. This certificate program consists of twelve credits of nursing education courses culminating in a teaching practicum.
All graduate nursing options are available in a part-time format. Selected courses may be offered in an online or accelerated format. All graduate nursing courses are scheduled for Thursdays.