Post-Graduate MSN Certificate
Graceland offers either a Family Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Educator post-M.S.N. certificate which expands the focus of nursing by using the master of science in nursing degree as their foundation. The theoretical base is accompanied by clinical or practical experience which allows the master’s-prepared R.N. to apply theory and current research to specialized professional practice. Students admitted to the post-M.S.N. certificate program are not matriculated for a graduate degree. A certificate is awarded upon completion.
Post-M.S.N. Certificate Admissions Requirements
- Master of Science degree in nursing (M.S.N.) from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program. For students with foreign transcripts, a CGFNS evaluation is required with GPA equivalency and TOEFL score.
- Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the U.S. and its territories.
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher in M.S.N. program. Applicants with lower than a 3.20 may be denied or considered on an individual basis for probationary or non-degree status on a space available basis. Students admitted on probationary status must earn a grade of B or better for the first six semester hours of coursework completed after admission to remain in the program.
- A grade of B or better in any graduate nursing course.
- Satisfactory criminal background check.
Post-M.S.N. Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate courses (33 s.h.)
NURS5100 Pharmacotherapeutics 4 s.h.
NURS5141 Advanced Health Assessment 3 s.h.
NURS5142 Advanced Health Assessment Lab 1 s.h.
NURS5440 Advanced Pathophysiology 4 s.h.
NURS5190 Advanced Practice Procedures 2 s.h.
NURS5191 Advanced Practice Procedures Laboratory 1 s.h.
NURS5200 Primary Care of Families: Pediatrics 3 s.h.
NURS6200 Primary Care of Families: Adults 3 s.h.
NURS6740 Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum: Pediatrics 4 s.h.
NURS6760 Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum: Adults 4 s.h.
NURS6800 Roles and Issues for Advanced Practice Nurses 4 s.h.
NURS6830 Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum: Family 4 s.h.
NURS5650 Teaching Strategies 3 s.h.
NURS5210 Roles and Issues for Nurse Educators 2 s.h.
NURS6600 Assessment of Learning in Nursing Education 3 s.h.
NURS6620 Curriculum Development 4 s.h.
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