MSN prepared nurses may apply for admission and receive a post master’s certificate in the AG-ACNP, AG-PCNP, AG-CNS, FNP, PMHNP, NED, and NML specialties.
Admission to the Post-Master’s Certificate program requires admission to the USI Office of Graduate Studies which includes a copy of the MSN transcript and admission to the CNHP Graduate Nursing Program.
To complete the AG-ACNP, FNP, PMHNP, or AG-CNS Post Master’s Certificate option, the applicant must:
- Provide documentation of successful completion of a Pathophysiology course.
- Provide documentation of successful completion of a graduate level Pharmacology course within the last five years. If the pharmacology course is older than five years, student must complete a 3 credit hours graduate level pharmacology course.
- Successfully complete the advanced health assessment course and the required specialty courses.
To complete the NED Post Master’s Certificate option, the applicant must complete 15 credit hours (3 courses) in the Nursing Education track. Review of the advanced pathophysiology, pharmacology, and health assessment courses will be complete on an individual level. Students may be required to complete all or selected courses in advanced pathophysiology, pharmacology, and health assessment.
To complete the NML Post Master’s Certificate option, the applicant must complete 24 credit hours (8 courses) in the Nursing Management and Leadership track.