2014-2015 Catalog

Post-Master's Certificates in Nursing

Description

Five post-master’s certificate tracks are offered, including the Advanced Public Health Nurse Certificate, the Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate, the Nurse Anesthesia Certificate, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate, and the Nurse Educator Certificate. The certificate programs are offered to nurses with master’s degrees in nursing who are seeking additional career options.

 

Certificate in Advanced Public Health Nurse

Admission Requirements

  1. Masters degree in nursing.
  2. Licensure as a registered nurse.

A total of 32 credits is required for the Advanced Public Health Nurse specialization. The identified courses meet the certification requirements of the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The following courses are required:

NURS 502Evidence for Practice3
NURS 514Essentials in Epidemiology3
NURS 523Health Promotion3
NURS 546Advanced PHN I4
NURS 547Advanced PHN Practicum I4
NURS 548Advanced PHN II3
NURS 549Advanced PHN Practicum II3
NURS 550Global Public Health Issues2
NURS 572Diverse Vulnerable Populations3
NURS 592Advanced PHN Practicum III4
Total Credits32

 

Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner

Admission Requirements

  1. Master’s degree in nursing.
  2. Licensure as a registered nurse.
  3. Completion of a successful interview.

Certificate Requirements

A total of 48 credits is required for the Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate. These courses meet the requirements of the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The following courses are required:

NURS 502Evidence for Practice3
NURS 510Adv Physiology/Pathophysiology I3
NURS 511Adv Physiology/Pathophys II3
NURS 514Essentials in Epidemiology3
NURS 523Health Promotion3
NURS 531Adult-Gerontology Illness Management I3
NURS 532Family Nursing3
NURS 533Adult-Gerontology Illness Management II3
NURS 535Advanced Pharmacology for Primary Care I2
NURS 539Advanced Pharmacology for Primary Care II2
NURS 553Role Development of the NP2
NURS 585Advanced Health Assessment3
NURS 597Advanced Clinical Practicum (Practicum I, II, and III)14
Total Credits47

 

Certificate in Nurse Anesthesia

Admission Requirements

  1. Master’s degree in nursing.
  2. Licensure as a registered nurse.
  3. Additional requirements for Nurse Anesthesia are a baccalaureate degree in nursing, an undergraduate course in biochemistry (BMB 301 Biochemistry or equivalent), an undergraduate college algebra course (equivalent or higher), one year of critical care nursing experience (two years preferred), and a successful interview.

Certificate Requirements

A total of 65-67* credits is required for the Nurse Anesthesia Certificate. These courses meet the requirements of the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. The following courses are required:

NURS 502Evidence for Practice3
NURS 504Advanced Pharmacology I3
NURS 506Advanced Pharmacology II3
NURS 507Anesthesia Seminar and Clinical Practicum4
NURS 508Nurse Anesthesia Review Course1
NURS 510Adv Physiology/Pathophysiology I3
ANAT 591Special Topics in Anatomy and Cell Biology1
BIMD 510Basic Biomedical Statistics *2
NURS 511Adv Physiology/Pathophys II3
NURS 517Anesthesia Seminar and Clinical Practicum II5
NURS 520Prof Role Dvlpmnt/Nurse Ansthsia3
NURS 521Foundations of Anesthesia Practice3
NURS 527Anesthesia Seminar and Clinical Practicum III5
NURS 585Advanced Health Assessment3
NURS 597Advanced Clinical Practicum29
Total Credits71

*

Students who have completed a graduate level statistics course are not required to take BIMD 510 Basic Biomedical Statistics.

 

Certificate in Nurse Education

Admission Requirements

  1. Master’s degree in nursing.
  2. Licensure as a registered nurse.

Certificate Requirements

A total of 26 credits is required for the Nurse Education Certificate. The following courses are required:

NURS 502Evidence for Practice3
NURS 509Foundations for Nurse Education3
NURS 510Adv Physiology/Pathophysiology I3
NURS 511Adv Physiology/Pathophys II3
NURS 566Curriculum Development3
NURS 567Teaching Methodologies3
NURS 568Teaching Practicum2
NURS 569Assessment and Evaluation3
NURS 585Advanced Health Assessment3
Total Credits26

 

Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Admission Requirements

  1. Master’s degree in nursing.
  2. Licensure as a registered nurse.
  3. Completion of a successful interview.

Certificate Requirements

A total of 49 credits is required for the Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate. These courses meet the requirements of the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

NURS 502Evidence for Practice3
NURS 510Adv Physiology/Pathophysiology I3
NURS 511Adv Physiology/Pathophys II3
NURS 514Essentials in Epidemiology3
NURS 523Health Promotion3
NURS 535Advanced Pharmacology for Primary Care I2
NURS 538Psych Diagnostic Reasoning2
NURS 539Advanced Pharmacology for Primary Care II2
NURS 553Role Development of the NP2
NURS 564Psychopharmacology2
NURS 583Individual Therapy2
NURS 584Group and Family Therapies3
NURS 585Advanced Health Assessment3
NURS 588Management of Psychopathology I2
NURS 589Management of Psychopathology II2
NURS 597Advanced Clinical Practicum12
Total Credits49

 

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