Our Post Master’s Certificates are designed to be completed in as little as 4 semesters for current nurse practitioners with coursework online, clinicals in the setting aligned with the specialty, and one on-campus skills days each semester in our cutting-edge simulation and skills lab. Certified nurse – practitioners can expect to complete the program in as little as one year with a minimum of 500 hours of clinical and 4-6+ online classes. Non-nurse practitioners can expect to complete the program in as little as 2 years with a minimum of 720 clinical hours and 8 online classes.
All program applicants must meet general admission requirements.
Faculty will conduct a gap analysis to determine which didactic and clinical courses will be required. A summer start is recommended for those with a confirmed clinical placement by June 1 for the fall semester.
Below is a sample curriculum plan. Actual plan of study will vary depending on the applicant’s gap analysis:
Faculty will conduct a gap analysis to determine which didactic and clinical courses will be required.
Below is a sample curriculum plan assuming that all MSN prerequisites have been completed in previous MSN program. A fall start is recommended for non-nurse practitioner applicants. Actual plan of study will vary depending on the applicant’s gap analysis:
The Master’s degree program in nursing and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
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