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Post-Master’s Certificate

Family Nurse Practitioner – Post-Master’s Certificate

Certificate Details

  • Plan of study offered in hybrid format with concentration/clinical courses offered face-to-face one day per week with core nursing courses offered online
  • Applicants must have completed an MSN from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program
  • Graduates are eligible to take the Family Nurse Practitioner certificate examination either through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and may apply for an advanced practice nurse license as appropriate in their legal state of practice
  • Depending on the applicant’s current transcript evidence of coursework completed for the MSN and a gap analysis, an individualized plan of study will be developed
  • A minimum of 600 clinical practicum hours are required for the advanced practice role as a family nurse practitioner. Students will gain primary care clinical experience across the lifespan in settings specializing in Pediatrics, Women’s Health, Adult and Geriatric populations.

The FNP Post-MSN Certificate is available on ground in ABINGDON, KINGSPORT, and KNOXVILLE.

Plan of Study

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Post-Master’s Certificate

Certificate Details

  • Program is offered an online format with some online synchronous sessions with nursing faculty
  • An individualized plan of study will be developed based applicant’s current transcripted evidence of MSN coursework and gap analysis
  • Applicants must have completed an MSN from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program
  • Graduates are eligible to take the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification exam through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and may apply for an advanced practice nurse license as appropriate in their legal state of practice
  • Students will gain experience in behavioral health care across the lifespan, specializing in promotion of optimal mental health, prevention of psychiatric conditions and treatment of a variety of mental health disorders utilizing pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic modalities
  • A minimum of 600 clinical practicum hours are required for the advanced practice role as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Students will gain clinical experience across the lifespan in settings such as in-patient psychiatric facilities, mental health clinics, offices, and others.

Plan of Study

Nurse Educator – Post-Master’s Certificate

Certificate Details

  • Plan of study online with classes beginning in both spring and fall
  • Builds upon previous masters-level work to prepare for academic and clinical teaching roles
  • Coursework includes curriculum development, teaching learning principles and curriculum evaluation
  • Students have the ability to choose a specialty clinical focus area instructing patients and populations

The Nurse Educator Post-MSN Certificate is available online. View more information about the online certificate program.

Concentration Objectives

  1. Develop educational strategies to promote holistic learning in individuals and groups with diverse backgrounds and developmental levels.
  2. Apply teaching and learning theory to the design, implementation and evaluation of learning processes.

Practicum

420 minimum clinical practicum hours

Note: These clinical experiences are accomplished under the guidance of a faculty member and a preceptor in field study and internship courses. All preceptors MUST hold a minimum preparation at the master’s level.

Plan of Study