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White Coat Ceremony

Certificate of Graduate Studies

Curriculum

Projected Curriculum
  • The AGACNP CGS program is a total of 19 credits (25 for non-APRNs) and takes 5 semesters to complete
  • Program includes didactic, clinical and immersion requirements
Spring Year 1
  • NURS 702 - Pharmacological Management of Pediatric, Adult and Gerontological Patients Across the Lifespan (non-APRNs)
  • NURS 707 - Advanced Pathophysiology for Nurses (non-APRNs)
  • NURS 720 - Clinical Application of Population Analysis (APRNs only)
Summer Year 1
  • NURS 704 - Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning+ (non-APRNs) 
  • NURS 718 - Diagnostic Interpretation and Therapeutic Modalities 
Fall Year 1
  • NURS 786 - Management of Acute Care Adult and Gerontological Health Problems I* 
Spring Year 2 
  • NURS 787 - Management of Acute Care Adult and Gerontological Health Problems II+* 
Summer Year 2 
  • NURS 796 - Advanced Practice Practicum: AGACNP* 

+ On campus immersion
* Course requires clinical hours (672 total clinical hours required)

Projected Curriculum
  • The FNP CGS program is a total of 18 credits (30 for non-APRNs) and takes 4 semesters (6 semesters for non-APRNs) to complete
  • Program includes didactic, clinical and immersion requirements
Spring Year 1
  • NURS 702 - Pharmacological Management of Pediatric, Adult and Gerontological Patients Across the Lifespan (non-APRNs) 
  • NURS 707 - Advanced Pathophysiology for Nurses (non-APRNs) 
  • NURS 706 - Primary Care Nursing of Children+ (APRNs only)
Summer Year 1
  • NURS 704 - Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning+ (non-APRNs) 
  • NURS 718 - Diagnostic Interpretation and Therapeutic Modalities
  • NURS 758 - Acute Problems in Primary Care for the FNP* (APRNs only) 
Fall Year 1
  • NURS 706 - Primary Care Nursing of Children+ (non-APRNs) 
  • NURS 759 - Management of Common Chronic Health Problems for the FNP+* (APRNs only)
Spring Year 2 
  • NURS 758 - Acute Problems in Primary Care for the FNP* (non-APRNs)
  • NURS 793 - Advanced Practice Practicum for Emphasis Area: Primary Care (FNP)* (APRNs only)
Summer Year 2 
  • NURS 759 - Management of Common Chronic Health Problems for the FNP+* (non-APRNs)  
Fall Year 2 
  • NURS 793 - Advanced Practice Practicum for Emphasis Area: Primary Care (FNP)* (non-APRNs)

+ On campus immersion
* Course requires clinical hours (672 total hours required)

Projected Curriculum
  • The PMHNP CGS program is a total of 20 credits (30 for non-APRNs) and takes 3 semesters (6 semesters for non-APRNs) to complete
  • Program includes didactic, clinical and immersion requirements
Spring Year 1
  • NURS 702 - Pharmacological Management of Pediatric, Adult and Gerontological Patients Across the Lifespan (non-APRNs) 
  • NURS 707 - Advanced Pathophysiology for Nurses (non-APRNs) 
Summer Year 1
  • NURS 718 - Diagnostic Interpretation and Therapeutic Modalities
  • NURS 761 - Neurological Basis of Behavior and Psychopharmacological Treatment
Fall Year 1
  • NURS 704 - Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning+ (non-APRNs)
  • NURS 764 - Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practicum II: Management of Complex Psychiatric/Mental Health Conditions* (APRNs only)
Spring Year 2 
  • NURS 763 - Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practicum I: Management of Psychiatric/Mental Health Conditions*
  • NURS 768 - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: Legal, Ethical, and Role Transition* (APRNs only)
Summer Year 2 
  • NURS 764  - Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practicum II: Management of Complex Psychiatric/Mental Health Conditions* (non-APRNs)
  • NURS 768 - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: Legal, Ethical, and Role Transition* (APRNs only)
Fall Year 2
  • NURS 798 - Advanced Practice Practicum: PMHNP Across the Lifespan* (non-APRNs)

+ On campus immersion
* Course requires clinical hours (672 total hours required)

Full time and part time options are available; with either option the program can be completed within one year.

• Full time: 2 courses per 7-week term; 2 terms per academic semester
• Part time: 1 course per 7-week term; 2 terms per academic semester

Projected Curriculum
  • NURS 734  - Conceptual Basis of Health Systems 
  • NURS 738 -  Financing Health Care
  • NURS 740 - Facilitative Processes in Nursing Administration 
    Pre-requisite to NURS 741
  • NURS 741*  - Coordinating Processes in Nursing Administration 
    Pre-requisite to NURS 742
  • NURS 742*  - Integrative Processes in Nursing Administration 

*NURS 741 and NURS 742 require a precepted leadership experience of 112 hours each in an approved clinical or other healthcare organizational setting, for a total of 224 hours.