Programs of Study
Each program of study lists the courses that you will be required to complete to meet graduation requirements The Post Graduate Advanced Certificate Program is a hybrid program including online and face-to-face classes. Classes are either fully online through Brightspace or meet one evening per week if classroom based. Details are offered in the programs of study.
The Nurse Practitioner Post Graduate Advanced Certificate Program is open to registered nurses with clinical master's degrees who wish to become nurse practitioners and to certified nurse practitioners with master's degrees who wish to become certified in an additional specialty area.
Graduates of this advanced certificate program are skilled in assessment, diagnosis, and management of acute and chronic health problems, and are prepared to deliver primary care services in a variety of health settings to the patient population of their choosing: family, pediatric, adult geriatric, or family psychiatric mental health.
The program typically begins in the fall and takes four semesters. NPs seeking certification in an additional specialty area, who have taken a pathophysiology course that is acceptable for transfer, may be eligible to begin the program in the spring. Nurse practitioners seeking certification in a second specialty area, who have appropriate academic and clinical experience, may qualify to complete the program in three semesters.
Graduates of the Nurse Practitioner Post Graduate Advanced Certificate Program may apply for New York State nurse practitioner credentialing through the College of Nursing. Graduates also are eligible to take the national American Nurses Credentialing Center nurse practitioner certificate exam.