2020-21 Catalogs

Certificate of Advanced Study in Nursing - Post-Masters

The post-master's certificate is designed to meet the educational needs of the master's prepared registered nurse interested in obtaining preparation for practice in an additional specialty. Students enrolled in this program join the master's students enrolled in the respective concentrations.

Post-Master's Certificates of Advanced Study (CAS) are available in the following specialties:

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (across the lifespan)

Required courses and clinical hours may vary depending on previous course work and clinical practice.

Requirements for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 

Clinical core courses – will be waived if completed previously:
BIO 545 Advanced Pathophysiology 
NUR 601 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 
NUR 602 Advanced Health Assessment

Clinical concentration courses:
NUR 641 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Theory I
NUR 642 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Clinical Practicum and Seminar I
NUR 643 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Theory II
NUR 644 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Clinical Practicum and Seminar II
NUR 645 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Theory III
NUR 646 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Clinical Practicum and Seminar III
NUR 651 Women's Health in Advanced Practice – will be waived if completed previously

Total credits: 18–28


Requirements for Family Nurse Practitioner

Clinical core courses – will be waived if completed previously:
BIO 545 Advanced Pathophysiology 
NUR 601 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 
NUR 602 Advanced Health Assessment

Clinical concentration courses:
NUR 664 Primary Health Care of the Adult I
NUR 665 Primary Health Care of the Adult II
NUR 666 Primary Health Care of the Adult III
NUR 667 Clinical Practicum and Seminar I
NUR 668 Clinical Practicum and Seminar II
NUR 669 Clinical Practicum and Seminar III
NUR 650 Primary Care of the Adolescent – will be waived if completed previously
NUR 651 Women's Health in Advanced Practice – will be waived if completed previously
NUR 652 Pediatric Primary Care
NUR 654 Prenatal Care in Primary Care 

Total credits: 22–34


Requirements for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Clinical core courses – will be waived if completed previously:
BIO 545 Advanced Pathophysiology
NUR 601 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
NUR 602 Advanced Health Assessment

Clinical concentration core courses:
NUR 671 Foundations of Advanced Practice Mental Health Nursing  
NUR 672 Biological and Behavioral Components of Mental Health and Illness
NUR 680 Advanced Psychopharmacology

Clinical concentration courses: 
NUR 660 Continuing Advanced Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Supervision
NUR 673 Clinical Practicum and Seminar I
NUR 674 Advanced Practice Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing I
NUR 685 Advanced Practice Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing III
NUR 686 Clinical Practicum and Seminar III
NUR 687 Advanced Practice Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing II
NUR 688 Clinical Practicum and Seminar II

Total credits: 30–40