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The certificate option will allow for licensed registered nurses holding a graduate degree to complete the coursework necessary to sit for certification as a nurse practitioner. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take certification exams provided by either the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP). Those seeking certification in the population specific options offered by the School are able to take an exam through either certifying body.
The population targeted by the program consists of graduates of the entry to practice program at DePaul University as well as other programs in the State of Illinois and other selected states. Additionally, this program allows any registered nurse with a graduate degree to pursue nurse practitioner training. Alumni have often communicated the desire for nurse practitioner training without immediately pursing the doctorate. This certificate offering will provide that training, allowing experienced nurses to practice at an advanced level prior to completing the terminal degree.
|NSG 428||PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE||4|
|NSG 464||HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE||6|
|NSG 474||PRIMARY CARE OF THE ADULT AND OLDER ADULT||4|
|NSG 478||CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE AND CHRONIC ILLNESSES IN PRIMARY CARE||4|
|NSG 479||ADVANCED GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING||4|
|NSG 483||PRACTICUM IN POPULATON-BASED NURSING PRACTICE I||4|
|NSG 484||PHARMACOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE||4|
|NSG 487||PRACTICUM IN POPULATION-BASED NURSING PRACTICE II||4|
|NSG 488||PROFESSIONAL ISSUES & RESEARCH IN POPULATION-BASED ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING||4|
|NSG 490||PRACTICUM IN POPULATION-BASED NURSING PRACTICE III||4|
|NSG 555||PHARMACOTHERAPEUTIC IMPLICATIONS FOR THE OLDER ADULT||2|
Total Credit Hours: 44
This graduate certificate program is approved as a Gainful Employment Program through the U.S. Department of Education and is, therefore, eligible for Federal Student Aid.