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.
Certificate Specializations Include:
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse PractitionerThe 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.
Family Nurse PractitionerThe 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.
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.