The curriculum builds on your M.S.N. with the addition of essential family nurse
practitioner courses. Theory and clinical courses are planned following the guidelines
of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) to meet requirements
for national certification.
Our post-Masters certificates expands the focus of nursing by using the master of science in nursing
degree as their foundation. The theoretical base is accompanied by clinical or practical
experience which allows the master's-prepared R.N. to apply theory and current research
to specialized professional practice. Students admitted to the post-Masters certificate program
are not matriculated for a graduate degree. A certificate is awarded upon completion.
This program requires a total of 31 semester hours of coursework and an extended
practicum which may be completed within the student's own community (anywhere in
the U.S., the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico). A minimum of 21 semester hours must be
taken through Graceland University. Students will be required to visit the Independence
campus for one focus session during the program. This five-day focus session is scheduled
in conjunction with the Advanced Health Assessment and Advanced Practice Procedures
courses. The average time of completion is approximately 32 months.