Certificate Programs- Post MSN

Post MSN and Post BSN Certificate Program Brochure

Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

The Post-MSN certificate program is designed to prepare Adult/Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialists to complete additional course work required to sit for Nurse Practitioner certification.  The Post-MSN Adult/Gero NP Certification Program prepares graduates to assume advanced practice positions as providers of primary health care to adults and older adults. 

Psychiatric Family Nurse Practitioner

This post- masters certificate program is designed for the primary and acute care Nurse Practitioner as well as Clinical Nurse Specialist who is looking to enhance their knowledge and skill set to effectively care for individuals with complex psychiatric and mental health needs. The program is designed to prepare participants to sit for the ANCC certification examination for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner .This certificate offers the opportunity to augment your master’s degree with additional nursing specialty area knowledge and skills. The coursework needed is dependent upon the coursework that was completed in your previous master’s degree. A gap analysis will be completed with you to identify the specific courses that will be needed to complete this certificate.

Child and Adolescent Health Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care

The Post-MSN Child and Adolescent Health Nurse Practitioner certificate program is designed for those nurses who hold the Master of Science in Nursing degree and are seeking preparation for the role of the pediatric nurse practitioner.  Upon completion of the 17 credit hour program, the students are eligible to sit for the pediatric nurse practitioner certification examination.

Child and Adolescent Health Nurse Practitioner  -Acute Care

The Post-MSN Child and Adolescent Health Nursing-Acute Care Certificate program is designed for pediatric primary care nurse practitioners who hold the Master of Science in Nursing degree and are seeking preparation as pediatric acute care nurse practitioners. Post MSN students will be assessed on an individual basis and may be required to complete additional courses from the Child and Adolescent Health Nursing track in order to achieve the competencies required to sit for certification as a pediatric acute care nurse practitioner.

Adult/Gerontological Health Nursing Clinical Nurse Specialist

The Post-MSN certificate program of 10-12 credit hours is designed for those nurses with a Masters degree in Nursing who want to complete the additional course work required to site for national certification as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in medical Surgical Nursing or Gerontological Nursing. The Post-MSN Adult/Gero Health Nursing CNS certification program prepares nurses to assume advanced practice positions in a variety of complex health systems environments providing leadership in interdisciplinary care. Post MSN students who do not have a clinical masters will be assessed on an individual basis and may be required to take additional clinical course work to achieve competencies required to be eligible to sit for certification.

Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program for Adult and/or Gerontological NP's

The Post-MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program is designed for those nurses who hold the Master’s degree in Adult and/or Gerontological Nursing, are certified as Adult or gerontological Nurse Practitioners, and are seeking preparation to practice as a family nurse practitioner. Upon completion of the 17-18 credit hour program, students are eligible to sit for the family nurse practitioner certification examination. 

Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program for Certified PNP's

The Post-MSN Family Nurse Practitioner certificate program is designed for those nurses who hold the Master’s degree in Child and Adolescent Health or Pediatric Nursing, are certified as Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, and are seeking preparation to practice as a family nurse practitioner. Upon completion of the 16-18 credit hour program, students are eligible to sit for the family nurse practitioner certification examination.

Nurse  Anesthesia Certificate

The Post-Master’s Nurse Anesthesia certificate program prepares Registered Nurses to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and requires 27months of concentrated theory and clinical practice. The program is built upon a core of biophysical sciences, pharmacology, principles of anesthesia, and professional role issues. Graduates of the program are prepared to deliver all types of perioperative anesthesia care to patients of all ages in a wide variety of health care settings and are eligible to take the National Certifying Examination. The program
consists of 18 credits of graduate-level course work upon completion of required prerequisites and approximately 1000-1500+ hours of direct anesthetic management

Nursing Education Certificate

The nursing education curriculum is designed to prepare the student to implement the academic role and responsibilities of the nurse educator in a variety of educational settings. The student develops competence in program and curriculum development, teaching strategies, and methods of evaluating learning in a variety of settings, including program evaluation. The capstone of nursing education is a practicum which allows the student opportunity to synthesize previous learning and to function in the full academic role.

Nursing Management & Business Certificate

The Nursing Management and Business certificate program curriculum is designed to prepare post-baccalaureate nurses and post-master’s advanced practice nurses (i.e., clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, and certified nurse midwives) and/or current MSN and PhD student with the knowledge and skills needed to function effectively as patient care managers and leaders in a variety of organizational settings. Building on core and advanced practice courses, the student develops an understanding of leadership and organizational behavior theories plus competence in fiscal management, business strategies, human resource management, project/program planning and evaluation. Business plan development provides a framework for synthesizing the learning and experiences contained in all four certificate courses.