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CONTACT:
School of Adult and Graduate Education
Blaney Hall 105
sage@cedarcrest.edu
610-740-3770

Graduate Nursing Programs

Sharon Melincavage
Director of the Nurse Administrator,
Nurse Educator and Nurse Practitioner Programs
smmelinc@cedarcrest.edu
Ext 3342

Stephanie B. Woodruff
Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program
stephanie.woodruff@cedarcrest.edu
Ext. 4485

Post-Master’s Certificate Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner

The Post-Master’s Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Certificate program in Family/Individual Across the Lifespan 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, 551, and 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 individuals plans of study. Graduates are eligible for national certification. 

Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Specialty Courses

Semester 1 (Spring)

MSN 600 Primary Care of the Family & Individual Across the Lifespan I – Women & Families (3 credits; 14 weeks) 

MSN 601 Clinical Practicum Primary Care of the Family & Individual Across the Lifespan I – Women & Families  (2 credits [112 clock hours]; 14 weeks)

Semester 2 (Summer)

MSN 602 Primary Care of the Family &t Individual Across the Lifespan II - Infants, Children & Adolescents (3 credits; 12 weeks)

MSN 603 Clinical Practicum Primary Care of the Family & Individual Across the Lifespan II – Infants, Children & Adolescents  (2 credits [112 clock hours]; 12 weeks)

Semester 3 (Fall)

MSN 604 Primary Care of the Family & Individual Across the Lifespan III - Adults & Older Adults (3 credits; 14 weeks)

MSN 605 Clinical Practicum Primary Care of the Family & Individual Across the Lifespan III – Adults & Older Adults  (4 credits [224 clock hours]); 14 weeks)

Semester 4 (Spring)

MSN 606 Primary Care of the Family & Individual Across the Lifespan IV - Adults & Older Adults (3 credits; 14 weeks) 

MSN 607 Clinical Practicum Primary Care of the Family & Individual Across the Lifespan IV – Adults & Older Adults  (5 credits [280 clock hours]; 14 weeks)