Post Graduate/Masters Certificates

Post Masters Certificate Eligibility Requirements

  1. Completion of a master's degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution and NLNAC or CCNE-accredited nursing program or the equivalent as determined by the School of Nursing Student Affairs Committee.
  2. Overall grade point average of 3.0 (on a four-point scale) in units attempted, or demonstrated academic ability as required by the faculty, following the appeal process.
  3. Current RN licensure in the United States . Health clearance (immunity, etc.) is required prior to enrolling in a role performance course.

Nursing Education Certificate

The School of Nursing offers a Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education for nurses with a master's in nursing who want to develop advanced knowledge and skills in curriculum development, student and program assessment, teaching and learning. Advanced health assessment, advanced pathophysiology, curriculum development, teaching strategies, testing and evaluation, and practice teaching with a faculty preceptor are included in the program. The Certificate Program consists of a total of 21 units for students who already have master's preparation in a clinical specialty.

Curriculum

Required Courses (18 units)

  • MSN 527. Advanced Health Assessment (3)
  • MSN 528. Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
  • MSN 529. Nurse Educator: Curriculum & Teaching (3)
  • MSN 539. Nurse Educator: Testing & Evaluation (3)
  • MSN 559. Nurse Educator: Role Performance I (3)
  • MSN 569. Nurse Educator: Role Performance II (3)

Electives: Select one of the following courses (3 units)

  • MSN 523. Family Assessment (3)
  • MSN 533. Theories of Aging (3)

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Nursing Administration Certificate

The School of Nursing offers a Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Administration for nurses with a master's in nursing who want to develop advanced knowledge and skills as a nurse manager or administrator in health care institutions. The study of various health care systems and all areas of management are included with emphasis on quality improvement and evidence-based administrative practices. The certificate program consists of 15 units.

Curriculum

Required Courses (15 units)

  • MSN 532. Nurse Administrator: Societal Institutions (3)
  • MSN 538. Nurse Administrator: Resource Management (3)
  • MSN 555. Quality Improvement in Health care (3)
  • MSN 560. Nurse Administrator: Role Performance I (3)
  • MSN 570. Nurse Administrator: Role Performance II (3)

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Clinical Nurse Specialist Certificate

The School of Nursing offers a Post Master's Certificate in CNS Parent-Child or Gerontology Nursing for nurses with a master's in nursing who want to develop advanced practice knowledge and skills in the specialized care of families, children or the gerontology population. Included in the course of study are advanced health assessment; advanced pathophysiology; pharmacology; comprehensive assessment, health promotion, and management of complex care for families, children or the gerontology population in various clinical and community settings. The Certificate Program consists of 25 units, 16 units specific only to the CNS.

Curriculum

Required Courses

  • MSN 523. Family Assessment: Theory and Practice (3) (or MSN 533)
  • MSN 526. Pharmacology (3)
  • MSN 527. Advanced Health Assessment (3)
  • MSN 528. Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
  • MSN 533. Theories of Aging (3) (or MSN 523)
  • MSN 547. Clinical Nurse Specialist Role Performance I (3)
  • MSN 548. Clinical Nurse Specialist Role Performance II (3)
  • MSN 549. Clinical Nurse Specialist Role Performance II (4)
  • MSN 550. Theoretical Foundations of Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice (3)

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