School of Adult and Graduate Education
Blaney Hall 105
Graduate Nursing Programs
Director of Graduate Nursing Programs
Stephanie B. Woodruff
Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program
The Post-Master’s Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Certificate program in Adult Gerontology Acute Care is designed for registered nurses who hold a Master’s of Science Degree in Nursing, and are interested in specializing in another area of study. Graduates of the Post-Master’s APRN Certificate program are expected to meet the outcomes of the Master’s program, the core nurse practitioner (NP) competencies, and the population-focused competencies for the specialty NP track.
All entering Post-Master’s APRN Certificate students must show evidence of having completed three (3) separate, comprehensive graduate-level courses in advanced pathophysiology, advanced health assessment, and advanced pharmacology. Post-Master’s APRN Certificate students who have not satisfactorily completed such courses will be required to complete MSN 550, MSN 551, and MSN 552 as part of the Certificate curriculum.
All students entering the Post-Master’s APRN Certificate program will have a gap analysis performed to determine their individual plans of study. Graduates are eligible for national certification.
Semester 1 (Spring)
MSN 609 Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Reasoning for the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (3 credits [2 credits didactic, 1 credit clinical (56 clock hours)]; 14 weeks).
Semester 2 (Summer)
MSN 610 Adult Gerontology Diagnosis & Management of Chronic & Acute Illnesses I (3 credits; 12 weeks)
MSN 611 Clinical Practicum Adult Gerontology Diagnosis & Management of Chronic & Acute Illnesses I (3 credits [168 clock hours]; 12 weeks)
Semester 3 (Fall)
MSN 612 Adult Gerontology Diagnosis & Management of Chronic & Acute Illnesses-II (3 credits; 14 weeks)
MSN 613 Clinical Practicum Adult Gerontology Diagnosis & Management of Chronic & Acute Illnesses-II (4 credits [224 clock hours]; 14 weeks)
Semester 4 (Spring)
MSN 614 Adult Gerontology Traumatic Injury & Emergency Illnesses Diagnosis & Management (1 credit; 14 weeks)
MSN 615 Clinical Residency (5 credits [280 clock hours]; 14 weeks)