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Graduate Nursing

    The graduate nursing curriculum consists of courses in three areas: the graduate nursing core; the advanced practice core; and the clinical and/or functional specialization. The nursing core courses provide support for clinical and functional role development and focus on such areas as : research; policy; organization and financing of health care; ethics; theoretical foundations of nursing practice; and human diversity and social issues.


    Family Nurse Practitioner

    This Option prepares students to function as principal providers of primary health care to families and individuals across the life span. The focus of this course of study is on the primary care management of episodic and stable, chronic health problems of adults, women and children. Graduates are licensed as Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) and qualify to sit for Family Nurse Practitioner certification examinations offered by the ANCC and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

    Post Master's Family Nurse Practitioner

    A post-master's certificate program in the Family Nurse Practitioner clinical specialization is available to applicants who already have earned a master's degree in nursing. This program prepares nurse practitioner to function as principal providers of primary health care and to assume responsibility of promoting, maintaining, and restoring the health of individuals and families.

    Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner students must complete the requisite number of clinical hours necessary for licensure eligibility by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The program is offered on a full time or a part-time basis. Applicants can apply appropriate course credits from their master's degree to the post-master's certificate program with the approval of the Director of Graduate Nursing Programs.

    Nursing Education

    The recent shortage in nurses has demanded a core of nurse educators. Misericordia University has answered the call by offering a Post Master's Certification in Nursing Education. Nursing Education provides the opportunity for nurses who have an earned degree in nursing to extend their knowledge in the area of nursing education. This certificate program consists of a minimum of twelve credits which include the Nursing Education Course Sequence.


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