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Post-Masters - FNP

POST-MASTERS CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

The post-masters certificate program requires a minimum of 16 semester hours to a maximum 36 semester hours. An individual course of study is designed for the applicant to complete the requirements for the national certification examination in the area of family/gerontological nurse practitioner. Upon successful completion of the entire required course and clinical practicum, the student will receive a certificate of completion from the Board of Trustees.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POST-MASTER'S PROGRAM:

  • A master's degree in nursing from a NLN or CCNE accredited program.
  • Grade point average of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale in the previous master's program
  • Application and $50.00 non refundable application fee
  • One official transcript from previous graduate college or university course work.
  • Three letters of recommendation attesting to employment history, academic performance, and character.
  • A current resume or vitae
  • Current active registered nurse licensure in the state of Tennessee
  • The equivalent of one year full-time professional nursing employment within the three-year period prior to application for admission to the program.
  • Letter of personal goals and aspirations.

Please note: All students admitted into the Graduate Studies of Nursing Program who are actively pursuing coursework, either degree seeking or certificate seeking, will be given priority over new admissions or inactive students for placement into clinical courses. If there is no room in the program to allow the student to complete the program within the time allotted, then the applicant is not accepted. Tuition and fees for the graduate program in nursing will be the same for all students. The student must complete the certificate program within (5) years from time of admission to Carson-Newman University.

CURRICULUM PLAN FOR POST-MASTER’S CERTIFICATE FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER TRACK

The following course work is required if it has not been successfully completed in a previous master's program:

 

FALL SEMESTER

 

COURSE

TITLE 

HOURS 

 NURS 501  Advanced Pathophysiology  3
 NURS 503  Advanced Pharmacology  3
 NURS 507  Advanced Health Assessment 3
 NURS 535  Advanced Primary Nursing Care for Children and
Adolescents 6
 6
 

 Total

15

 

 SPRING SEMESTER

 
 NURS 531  Advanced Primary Nursing Care for Women  6
 NURS 537  Advanced Primary Nursing Care for Adults  7
 NURS 540  Accountability for Advanced Nursing Practice  3
 

 Total

16

 

 Total Semester Hours

31* 

 

* All non-practitioner post-master's students are required to complete a minimum of 500 clock hours of supervised clinical practice as part of their program.

Clinical practicums include seminar and have a credit/clinical ratio of 1:4 hours.

Please note: All students admitted into the Graduate Studies of Nursing Program who are actively pursuing coursework, either degree seeking or certificate seeking, will be given priority over new admissions or inactive students for placement into clinical courses. If there is no room in the program to allow the student to complete the program within the time allotted, then the applicant is not accepted. Tuition and fees for the graduate program in nursing will be the same for all students. The student must complete the certificate program within (5) years from time of admission to Carson-Newman University.

Graduate and Adult Studies
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Jefferson City, TN 37760
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