Advanced Practice: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Adult- Gerontology Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
These programs are designed to prepare the nurse with a master’s degree in nursing to become a nurse practitioner. They are 18-39 credit (30 credits for those wishing to earn a second master’s degree) programs that include didactic and clinical courses. Students gain in-depth knowledge of human development and develop clinical skills necessary for complete health assessment and management of acute, minor illnesses and stabilized chronic illnesses.
Clinical placements are individualized and congruent with certification requirements. Placement is made with certified, experienced advanced nurse practitioners. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for certification as advanced nurse practitioners with the appropriate certifying body.