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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. 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 pursuing the doctorate. This certificate offering will provide that training, allowing experienced nurses to practice at an advanced level prior to completing the terminal degree.
Students in the Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program must follow the academic standing, probation and dismissal guidelines, among the other guidelines, found in the Program Graduate Academic Student Handbook for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.
Students in the Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program must apply for degree conferral via Campus Connection in advance of their final quarter in the program in order to have their coursework audited for the awarding and delivery of their certificate.
|NSG 428||PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE||4|
|NSG 464||HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE||6|
|NSG 473||PRIMARY CARE OF THE INFANT, CHILD, AND THE ADOLESCENT||4|
|NSG 474||PRIMARY CARE OF THE ADULT AND OLDER ADULT||4|
|NSG 475||WOMEN'S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND GYNECOLOGY||4|
|NSG 478||CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE AND CHRONIC ILLNESSES IN PRIMARY CARE||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|
Total Credit Hours: 46
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.