Designed for students who already hold a master’s degree in nursing, the Advanced Certificate programs each provide an educational route to respecialize in an area other than that studied in their master’s program. The program aims to strengthen the administrative or clinical capability of master’s-prepared nurses who are planning on or are already involved in a role expansion or change. Some examples are: the clinical specialist who is moving into an administrative or nurse practitioner role; and the nurse whose major was teaching and who wishes to become a nurse practitioner.
The program is individualized for each applicant. It is a part-time course of study that includes 21-33 credits of master’s courses. The certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the required courses. Prior graduate courses are evaluated for possible advanced standing in the certificate program. Each student’s program and required course work may differ depending on the faculty’s evaluation of courses taken in the student’s first master’s program. Areas of study include Nurse Practitioner in Adult Health Nursing, Nursing Administration, and Nursing Education.
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