Graduate Nursing

Post-Master's Certificates

Post-master's certificates are now offered in both the adult and family nurse practitioner programs.

Post-Master's Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) Certificate

The post-master's adult nurse practitioner (ANP) certificate prepares nurses to deliver primary care to adults. The emphasis of the program is on health promotion, prevention of illness, maintenance of health status and management of acute episodic and stable chronic conditions.

This program is designed for registered nurses holding a master's degree in nursing. Upon successful completion of the course requirements listed below, a post–master's adult nurse practitioner certificate will be awarded. Individuals will then be eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners adult practitioner certification examination.

Admissions Requirements:

  1. Complete the online application form and $45 application fee.
  2. Official transcripts from an master's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
  3. A valid New York State R.N. license and current registration.
  4. Health insurance and malpractice/liability insurance with current identification number and expiration date.
  5. Two letters of recommendation; one from a current or previous supervisor, and one from a faculty member from the master's program.
  6. Portfolio consisting of current curriculum vitae, a personal statement that discusses reasons for seeking a post-master's ANP, and any other documents that further validate consideration of admission to the program, including NP certification(s), etc.

Post-Master's Adult Nurse Practitioner requirements:

NUR 5050 Contemporary Role of Advanced Practice Nurse
NUR 5200 Advanced Pathophysiology
NUR 5230 Advanced Physical Assessment
NUR 5240 Advanced Pharmacology
NUR 5210 Adult Health I
NUR 5220 Adult Health II
NUR 6220 Adult Health Practicum I
NUR 6230 Adult Health Practicum II
NUR 6270 Adult Health Practicum III

The above courses or equivalent courses are required for the completion of the post-master's ANP program. Evaluation of previous courses to satisfy the above requirements and determination of courses that need to be taken at Mount Saint Mary College will be made on an individual basis by the graduate program director after evaluation of submitted admissions requirements.

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate

The post-master's family nurse practitioner (FNP) certificate prepares nurses to deliver primary care to clients across the life span and their families in a variety of settings. The emphasis of the program is on health promotion, prevention of illness, maintenance of health status and management of acute episodic and stable chronic conditions.

This program is designed for registered nurses holding a master's degree in Nursing. Upon successful completion of the course requirements listed below, a post–master's family nurse practitioner certificate will be awarded. Individuals will then be eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners family nurse practitioner certification examination.

Admissions Requirements:

  1. Submission of the application form and $45 application fee.
  2. Official transcripts from an master's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university with a GP of 3.0 or better.
  3. A valid New York State R.N. license and current registration.
  4. Health insurance and malpractice/liability insurance with current identification number and expiration date.
  5. Two letters of recommendation; one from a current or previous supervisor, and one from a faculty member from the master's program.
  6. Portfolio consisting of current curriculum vitae, a personal statement that discusses reasons for seeking a post-master's FNP, and any other documents that further validate consideration of admission to the program, including NP certification(s), etc.

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner certificate requirements:

NUR 5050 Contemporary Role of Advanced Practice Nurse
NUR 5200 Advanced Pathophysiology
NUR 5230 Advanced Physical Assessment
NUR 5240 Advanced Pharmacology
NUR 5210 Adult Health I
NUR 5220 Adult Health II
NUR 6220 Adult Health Practicum I
NUR 6230 Adult Health Practicum II
NUR 6270 Pediatric/Women's Health Theory
NUR 6280 Pediatric/Women's Health Practicum

The above courses or equivalent courses are required for the completion of the post-master's FNP program. Evaluation of previous courses to satisfy the above requirements and determination of courses that need to be taken at Mount Saint Mary College will be made on an individual basis by the graduate program director after evaluation of submitted admissions requirements.

Gainful Employment Programs

The Mount has a post-master's degree certificate in two nursing programs that qualifies for the new Federal Gainful Employment regulations. The CIP code is 511.699. The date that the last cohort completed was May 2010; in which we had two students start the program, and one complete. This equates to a 50% rate of completion. Our data indicates that both students went on to working in the nursing profession, equalling a 100% placement rate.

Records show that neither students borrowed private alternative loans for their tuition. Neither student borrowed any funds through the Mount's Monthly Payment Plan or MPP; their known amount of indebtedness is zero. The nursing certificate program does not qualify for Federal Title IV funding.

The expected cost of the program for one year (part-time studies, 6 credit hours each for fall/spring) will be $9,080 for part-time tuition + fees, plus an additional $500. estimated cost for books. This brings the estimated cost for this program to $9,580 for one year of part-time study. Please contact the Student Account Office for costs of full-time study.

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