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Post-Masters of Science Certificate in Nurse Practitioner Program Info

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Designed for professional nurses who have earned a Master of Science in Nursing and seek further education to qualify for state and national certification as a nurse practitioner in adult or pediatric health.  Prerequisites are Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nursing at the graduate level.  Program can be completed in one year of full-time study.


All Students Complete - 7 credits
NUR 569  Advanced Assessment Practicum - (1)
NUR 570  Advanced Physical Assessment for APN Across the Lifespan - (3)
NUR 572  Nurse Practitioner Role Seminar - (3)

Adult Nurse Practitioner Option - 18 credits
NUR 580  Management Adult Health Concerns I - (3)
NUR 581  Practicum Adult Nurse Practitioner I - (6)
NUR 582  Management Adult Health Concerns II - (3)
NUR 583  Practicum Adult Nurse Practitioner II - (6)

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Option - 18 credits
NUR 590  Management Pediatric Health Concerns I - (3)
NUR 591  Practicum Pediatric Nurse Practitioner I - (6)
NUR 592  Management Pediatric Health Concerns II - (3)
NUR 593  Practicum Pediatric Nurse Practitioner II - (6)


Beginning your graduate students as a non-matriculated student allows you to start your graduate studies before becoming accepted by taking up to two courses or six credits while compiling your documentation for formal acceptance.  These courses are applied toward your degree requirements.  To qualify, an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.   To be approved for non-matriculated status, call 267-448-1349 or

Apply Now or Call toll-free at 267-448-1349 to speak with the director of graduate admissions for nursing programs.