Advanced Certificate Programs

The Advanced Certificate Program – Family Nurse Practitioner

This program provides, for the nurse who holds a Masters’ degree in Nursing, the opportunity to acquire an in-depth theoretical understanding of advanced nursing practice with individuals and will be eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner examinations. Acceptance is on a limited basis depending upon current enrollment. Students can consult their academic advisors.

The Advanced Certificate Program in Family Nurse Practitioner requires the completion of 27 credits:

I.  Nursing Support Courses 9 credits
NURS 530 Advanced Pathophysiology
NURS 531 Advanced Health Assessment
NURS 532 Advanced Pharmacophysiology
II.  Family Nurse Practitioner Courses 18 credits
NURS 650 Advanced Practice Theory I
NURS 651 Advanced Practice Seminar/Practicum II
NURS 652 Advanced Practice Theory II
NURS 653 Advanced Practice Seminar/Practicum II
NURS 656 Family Nurse Practitioner Theory III
NURS 657 Family Nurse Practitioner Seminar/Practicum III

 The Advanced Certificate Program – Nurse Educator

This New York State Education Department approved program provides, for the nurse who holds a Masters’ degree in Nursing, the opportunity to acquire an in-depth theoretical understanding of the nurse educator role and preparation to function as a nurse educator, specifically faculty and staff development roles. Graduates will have successfully achieved the program outcomes for nurse educator, which are congruent with the National League for Nursing core competencies for nurse educators.

The Advanced Certificate Program in Nursing Education requires the completion of 12 credits:

I.  Nursing Education Courses 9 credits
NURS 661 Theories of Learning
NURS 662 Teaching Learning Process
NURS 664 Curriculum and Course Development
NURS 665 Use of Technology to Teach
II.  Master’s Practicum 3 credits
NURS 721 Teaching Practicum

NOTE – The Nurse Educator Advanced Certificate Program, as presented above, does not include the full required coursework for national certification. To sit for the national certification exam, students must have a course in Advanced Health Assessment, Advanced Pathophysiology, and Advanced Pharmacophysiology. These courses are available to certificate students if desired.