Graduate Certificate in Post-MSN Certificate Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Certificate Code - CG58
|Students are required to maintain a 3.0 in all work attempted in the program.|
|NSG 755||Acute Care Professional Role Development||1|
|NSG 758||Acute Care 1||5|
|NSG 759||Acute Care 2||5|
|NSG 757||Acute Care Practicum||5|
|NSG 755||1||NSG 757||2||NSG 757||3|
|NSG 758||5||NSG 759||5|
|Total credit hours: 16|
To progress in the graduate curriculum, a student must meet the following performance standards. Failure to meet the criteria below and to progress will result in dismissal from the program.
- Grade Point Average (GPA) requirements:
- Graduate Practice Program students are required to maintain a 3.0 in all work attempted in the program. A student who falls below 3.0 after nine or more credit hours are completed in the program will be placed on academic probation and has only one semester to bring up the GPA to the 3.0 requirement. Failure to raise the cumulative GPA to 3.0 in one semester will result in dismissal from the program.
- Post-Graduate Certificate students are required to take fewer credits than those in the degree programs. Therefore, a GPA lower than 3.0 will not be grounds for probation or dismissal. However, students earning two C grades or an F will be dismissed from the Post-Graduate Certificate Program.
- Earn a letter grade (A, B, C) on all required courses. A grade of F in any course results in dismissal from the program.
- Carry forward only one C grade in a nursing course. A second C in a nursing course will result in dismissal from the program.
- Repeat only one nursing course and only one time.
- If a student needs to withdraw from all courses in a semester, the student must meet with his or her advisor to request a Leave of Absence if he/she plans to return to course work.
- Students at all times are expected to demonstrate professionalism, and respect for faculty, staff, preceptors, and student colleagues. If a student is dismissed from his or her clinical placement site for lack of professionalism or if the student's behavior compromises the school's relationship with the agency, the student is subject to failure in the course and subject to dismissal from the program.
*The program will be personalized via gap analyses to determine the number of clinical practicum hours required of each student. Students will have the option to complete practicum hours over one, two, or three semesters, but must have completed at least 250 hours by the end of the third (summer) term. Throughout the program, students will be required to complete a minimum of 16 credit hours, of which 5 will be practicum credits (250 clinical hours).
Certificate Learning Outcomes
Post-MSN Certificate Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- Conduct a comprehensive and systematic assessment of health and illness in complex situations, incorporating individualized and culturally sensitive approaches.
- Design, implement, and evaluate therapeutic interventions based on nursing and other sciences.
- Develop and sustain therapeutic relationships and partnerships with patients (individual, family, or population) and other professionals to facilitate optimal care and patient outcomes.
- Demonstrate advanced levels of clinical judgement and accountability in designing, delivering, and evaluating evidence-based care to improve patient outcomes.
- Guide, mentor, and support other nurses to achieve excellence in nursing practice.
- Educate and guide individuals and groups through complex health and situational transitions.