Post-Graduate Nursing Certification

The graduate Nursing program offers nurses with a master’s degree in nursing with an option to achieve certification in a specialty area through a Post-Graduate Nursing Certification. Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to the MSN program and show evidence of completing specified prerequisite courses.

Post-Graduate Nursing Certification Goals:

  1. Prepare post-graduate nurses for new roles as leaders and advanced clinicians whose practice incorporates the values of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.
  2. Expand upon previous MSN educational foundation to address the health needs of selected clinical populations.
  3. Collaborate with inter-professional teams to improve the health and illness outcomes of clinical populations in complex healthcare systems.

Clinically-focused courses are available in the concentrations of Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). Courses are offered in a blended learning format providing both face-to-face and online instruction. Students are expected to attend on ground classes one day every 1st and 3rd week of the month with additional instruction occurring in an online format using asynchronous or synchronous approaches. Clinical practicums generally take place near students' residences.