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2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Education Certificate

Bulletin/Catalog Year 2018-2019
College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
School of Nursing

Dr. Rebecca Corvey
Director, School of Nursing
Location: McCord Building, Room 218
Phone:  931-221-1040
Email: corveyr@apsu.edu

Dr. Michelle Robertson
Coordinator, Professor of Nursing
Location: McCord Building, Room 313
Phone:  931-221-7489
Email: Robertsonm@apsu.edu
Website: www.apsu.edu/nursing

The School of Nursing offers a Post-Master’s Nursing Education certificate.  The program is designed for individuals who have already earned a MSN degree and who are interested in teaching as a faculty member in a pre-licensure program, providing continuing education for clinical staff, or providing patient education.

The didactic content will prepare the student in curricular design, educational theory, and evaluation methods. 

Students will select a clinical focus and will be required to complete practicum hours for the chosen clinical focus.  Clinical hours are also required for the nursing education practicum and will be completed in higher education or staff/development/education setting.

The program is flexible to meet the needs of practicing nurses.

Admission Requirements

Students who have received a MSN are eligible to apply for a Post-Master’s Certificate. Post-Masters Certificates are available in Family Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Education. A post-master’s applicant must have a minimum of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the Master’s degree. The Bachelor’s degree GPA will also be considered. Post Master’s students choosing the FNP option will be required to provide proof of completion of Advanced Pathophysiology (3 credit hours), Advanced Pharmacology (3 credit hours), and Advanced Physical Assessment (3/1 credit hours). If the student has not successfully completed the required courses, or the courses taken are not comparable to those required by the MSN program at APSU, the student will be required to complete those before beginning the clinical components of the curriculum.

Course Requirements

Students have the option to take NURS 5611 or NURS 5612, but must take EDUC 5530, EDUC 5550, and NURS 5719.