Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

Adult-Gerontological Nursing: Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner, Post-Master's Advanced Certificates

The Department of Nursing offers two Post-Master’s Advanced Certificates in Adult-Gerontological Health Nursing. These certificates prepare nurses who have Master’s degrees in Nursing to meet the requirements for certification as Adult-Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialists or Primary Care Nurse Practitioners of New York State and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Students in the two certificate programs take courses that focus their course assignments and clinical hours on the role of choice – as clinical nurse specialists in the adult-gerontological population from wellness through acute care and beyond or as primary care nurse practitioners in the adult-gerontological population across the life span.

Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in Adult-Gerontological Nursing: Admission Requirements

A Master’s degree in Nursing and master’s-level courses in pathophysiology, health assessment, and pharmacology are required. Candidates who do not have the required master’s-level courses may take them before beginning the required Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner courses.

Post-Master's Advanced Certificates in Adult-Gerontological Health Nursing Certificate Requirements

These certificates require 12-21 credits with a minimum of 500 supervised hours toward development of Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner competencies and satisfactory demonstration of Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner competencies. The number of credits required is derived from the Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner courses listed below (12 credits in each role) and those master’s-level courses specified in the admission requirements that were not taken prior to admission (advanced practice core). These certificates prepare nurses who have Master’s degrees in Nursing to meet the requirements for certification as Adult-Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialists or Nurse Practitioners of New York State and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in Clinical Nurse Specialist (12 credits)

NRS 720Advanced Practice Nursing with Adults in Community Settings

3

NRS 721Role Practicum: Adults in Community Settings

3

NRS 722Advanced Practice Nursing with Adults in Acute Care Settings

3

NRS 723Role Practicum: Adults in Acute Care Settings

3

A minimum of 500 hours of supervised practice.

Post Master's Advanced Certificate in Nurse Practitioner (12 Credits)

NRS 725Primary Health Care Adult-Gerontology

3

NRS 726Primary Health Care Adult-Gerontology II

3

NRS 727Role Practicum: Primary Health Care I

3

NRS 728Role Practicum: Primary Health Care II

3

A minimum of 500 hours of supervised practice.