Certificate Programs- Post Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Curriculum Guide (Certificate Requirements)

Curriculum Guide (Degree Requirements)

The Post-MSN certificate program is designed to prepare Adult/Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialists who are seeking preparation in the role of nurse practitioner as providers of primary health care to adults and older adults. Upon completion of the 18 credit program, the student is eligible to sit for Nurse Practitioner certification examination.

Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Curriculum Guide (Certificate Requirements)

Curriculum Guide (Degree Requirements)

The Post MSN Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate program is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses certified as Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioners with the competencies required to sit for national certification as a Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. The 13 credit hour program that includes at least 500 hours of supervised practice is built upon a core of Advanced Assessment, Pathophysiology, and Advanced Psychoneuroimmunology and the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track.

Child and Adolescent Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Curriculum Guide (Certificate Requirements)

Curriculum Guide (Degree Requirements)

The 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 certificate program, students are eligible to sit for the pediatric nurse practitioner certification examination.

Child and Adolescent Health Nurse Acute Care Certificate

Curriculum Guide (Certificate Requirements)

Curriculum Guide (Degree Requirements)

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.

Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate for Certified Adult/Gerontological NPs

Curriculum Guide (Certificate Requirements)

The Post MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate for Certified Adult/Gerontological NPs 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 this Post MSN Certificate program, candidates will be eligible to sit for certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Nurse Anesthesia Certificate

Curriculum Guide (Certificate Requirements)

Curriculum Guide (Degree Requirements)

The Post-Master's Nurse Anesthesia certificate program prepares Registered Nurses to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and requires 27 months 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.

For information concerning Phase I required prerequisite courses (22 credit hours), please contact the College of Nursing, Graduate Program, (330) 972-7555.