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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Post-Master's Certificates in Nursing


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The program of studies for Post-Master’s Certificates vary depending upon the track desired (FNP, PMHNP, NE, or NL) and the applicant’s prior Master’s in Nursing preparation. Clinical specialty preparation will be reviewed as part of the application process and used by faculty in developing the individualized program of study. Applicants who do not have clinical work in their master’s program will be required to take additional coursework. The average completion time for the certificates is three semesters. 

Post Master’s FNP and PMHNP applicants must document successful completion of a graduate level course in Pharmacology (3-credit equivalent) less than five (5) years prior to application to the Certificate Program. Waiver is considered for experienced, practicing nurse practitioners.  In addition, FNP, PMHNP, and NE Post-Master’s applicants must document successful completion of a graduate level course in Pathophysiology (3-credit equivalent) less than 10 years prior to application to the certificate program.  Again, this may be waived for practicing NPs.

Family Nurse Practitioner Track


Students will be required, minimally, to take the following courses:

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track


Students will be required, minimally, to take the following courses:

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