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Nurse Practitioner, Post Master's Certificate

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

About the Program Nurse Practitioner, Post Master's Certificate

The post-graduate certificates in nursing are designed for the Registered Nurse (RN) or Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) who possesses a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree or higher who desires to obtain a new or additional advance practice nursing specialty certification.

Students must select the preferred specialization and meet all admission criteria to be admitted into the certificate program of study. An individualized curriculum plan will be created by the program director and faculty advisor in collaboration with the student.

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Certificate Specializations Include:

  • Career Options3

    Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

    The adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner (AGACNP) provides advanced nursing care to adult patients, which includes older and elderly patients. The AGACNP manages acute, chronic and critical conditions. Acute care nurse practitioners are differentiated by the word “acute” from primary care practitioners.

  • Career Options3

    Family Nurse Practitioner

    The family practice nurse practitioner provides advanced nursing care services to patients of all ages. FNPs provide health promotion and education while caring for patients from diverse ages and backgrounds. Often care for individuals and families throughout their lifespan.

  • Career Options3

    Nurse Anesthesiology (CRNA)

    Certificate program designed for students who have already earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and wish to pursue the field of nurse anesthesiology.

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Outcomes NP/DNP Program Passing Rates

Calendar year (January 1- December 31)
Certifying Agency
Specialization
Number of test takers
Actual Pass rate
2015 ANCC FNP 6 100%
ANCC AGACNP 38 81%
AANP FNP 45 89%
2016 ANCC FNP 50 98.91%
ANCC AGACNP 31 89.29%
AANP FNP 59 95%
2017 ANCC FNP 43 95.24%
ANCC AGACNP 23 80.95%
AANP FNP 31 81%
2018 ANCC FNP 38 97%
ANCC AGACNP 26 84%
AANP FNP 12 82%
2019 ANCC FNP 52 82%
ANCC AGACNP 44 95%
AANP FNP 12 90%
2020 ANCC FNP 32 96.88%
ANCC AGACNP 31 93.55%
AANP FNP 7 80%
Calendar year (January 1- December 31)
Certifying Agency
Specialization
Number of test takers
Actual Pass rate
2015
Certifying Agency ANCC Specialization FNP Number of test takers 6 Actual Pass rate 100%
Certifying Agency ANCC Specialization AGACNP Number of test takers 38 Actual Pass rate 81%
Certifying Agency AANP Specialization FNP Number of test takers 45 Actual Pass rate 89%
2016
Certifying Agency ANCC Specialization FNP Number of test takers 50 Actual Pass rate 98.91%
Certifying Agency ANCC Specialization AGACNP Number of test takers 31 Actual Pass rate 89.29%
Certifying Agency AANP Specialization FNP Number of test takers 59 Actual Pass rate 95%
2017
Certifying Agency ANCC Specialization FNP Number of test takers 43 Actual Pass rate 95.24%
Certifying Agency ANCC Specialization AGACNP Number of test takers 23 Actual Pass rate 80.95%
Certifying Agency AANP Specialization FNP Number of test takers 31 Actual Pass rate 81%
2018
Certifying Agency ANCC Specialization FNP Number of test takers 38 Actual Pass rate 97%
Certifying Agency ANCC Specialization AGACNP Number of test takers 26 Actual Pass rate 84%
Certifying Agency AANP Specialization FNP Number of test takers 12 Actual Pass rate 82%
2019
Certifying Agency ANCC Specialization FNP Number of test takers 52 Actual Pass rate 82%
Certifying Agency ANCC Specialization AGACNP Number of test takers 44 Actual Pass rate 95%
Certifying Agency AANP Specialization FNP Number of test takers 12 Actual Pass rate 90%
2020
Certifying Agency ANCC Specialization FNP Number of test takers 32 Actual Pass rate 96.88%
Certifying Agency ANCC Specialization AGACNP Number of test takers 31 Actual Pass rate 93.55%
Certifying Agency AANP Specialization FNP Number of test takers 7 Actual Pass rate 80%

Admissions Overview Getting Started

Congratulations on taking the first step to pursue your passion, advance your career, and make a difference in your community. We are committed to assist each student through the admission process.

Whether you transition straight from undergraduate studies to a graduate program or have been out of school for some time, we offer a welcoming and professional environment for graduate study.

With small class sizes, there is a considerable amount of personalized attention from your faculty and opportunities to build strong relationships with fellow classmates.

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Start your application today. In just a few years, you'll graduate with a degree from a highly-respected, affordable university.

Admission Requirements

  • A Master’s degree in Nursing (MSN) from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized school.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale in graduate study.
  • Current license to practice as a registered nurse or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).
  • Have a valid and current national certification in an advanced nursing practice specialty (which attests to the minimum clinical hours for the specialty). If applicant is not nationally certified, certification must be achieved within one year of starting the program.
  • DNP Portfolio demonstrating high potential for producing scholarship, including:
  • CV/Resume.
  • One essay with a clear statement of goals and expectations for entering the DNP program and how the student anticipates this degree will benefit the profession of nursing and his/her community.
  • One essay describing the type of clinical project the student plans to undertake in the DNP program.
  • Three letters of recommendation—one addressing clinical competence and two addressing academic ability.
  • Transcript evidence of satisfactory completion (grade B or higher) of an undergraduate or graduate nursing research course.
  • Transcript evidence of satisfactory completion (grade B or higher) of a statistics course, which included descriptive and inferential methods, within five years of program start date.
  • Three letters of recommendation from professional references as described above.
Candidates are selected for admission based upon the likelihood for program completion and academic success in graduate education. These include:

Financial Aid Affordable for you.

At BarryU, our tuition is competitive, affordable and still promises all the perks of a private school education. Our cost per credit is in-line with other institutions, but we offer a mission-driven educational experience and provide our students with small class sizes, personalized attention, and academic excellence. Scholarships, graduate assistantships, and financial aid can also be explored to help offset overall costs.

Barry University participates in the full array of federal and state financial aid programs. At Barry, we are committed to doing all we can to help you finance your education.

Barry University's Financial Aid staff will assist you through the financial aid application process.

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences provides graduate level nursing students with tuition discounts. Dependent on the program you are enrolled in, the following discounts are applied to our standard tuition costs.

  • Master of Science in Nursing: 25% tuition scholarship
  • Post-Baccalaureate Doctorate in Nursing Practice: 30% tuition scholarship
  • Doctorate in Nursing Practice (Post-Master's): $1000/per month for 24 months
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing: 20% tuition scholarship
Financial Aid Programs Tuition and Fees
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Nursing Programs Accreditation

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences maintains accreditation for its undergraduate (BSN), master's (MSN), post-graduate certificates (ARNP), and doctoral (DNP) nursing programs through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The master's and DNP in Nurse Anesthesia programs are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.

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Barry University is accredited by Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award degrees at the baccalaureate, master's, specialist, and doctoral levels.

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