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Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Postgraduate Certificate

School of Nursing
School of Nursing
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Contact Information
School of Nursing, 5-160 Weaver-Densford Hall, 308 Harvard Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-7980; fax: 612-625-7727)
  • Program Type: Post-baccalaureate credit certificate/licensure/endorsement
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 12
  • This program requires summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Adult/Gerontological Primary Care NP Certificate
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The postgraduate certificate program in nursing offers students with a doctor of nursing practice (D.N.P.) or other graduate degree in a clinical nursing specialty area the opportunity to complete an additional area of study. Completion of required coursework and practice hours provides eligibility to take certification examinations.
Accreditation
This program is accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Program Delivery
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
A D.N.P. or other accredited graduate degree in a clinical nursing specialty area is required for admission to this program.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
All applicants must have a current registered nurse license.
Special Application Requirements:
Applicants are required to submit transcripts from all institutions where post-secondary credit was earned, reference materials containing an Admission Reference Form and personal letter of reference from two separate individuals, two essays, a current curriculum vitae/resume, a current registered nurse license, and English language proficiency scores (if applicable). Application deadlines for this certificate are a priority deadline of November 1, with rolling admissions on a space available basis until March 1.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 95
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 586
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 85
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 1 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Please contact the School of Nursing for detailed information about the requirements for this certificate.
Courses may include:
NURS 6307 - Assessment and Management of Health for APNs Practicum III (1.0 cr)
NURS 6407 - Advanced Nursing Care of Older Adults (3.0 cr)
NURS 6408 - Advanced Nursing Care of Older Adults Practicum (1.0-2.0 cr)
NURS 6501 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, I (3.0 cr)
NURS 6502 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, II (2.0-3.0 cr)
NURS 7504 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, Practicum I (1.0-2.0 cr)
NURS 7505 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses Practicum II (1.0-2.0 cr)
 
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NURS 6307 - Assessment and Management of Health for APNs Practicum III
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Comprehensive advanced nursing assessment and management for acute and chronic health conditions of the adult primary care population across the life span. Synthesis and application of nursing theory and evidence-based implementation and evaluation of safe and effective therapeutic interventions to promote, maintain, and restore health.
NURS 6407 - Advanced Nursing Care of Older Adults
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory/research in promotion, maintenance, and restoration of the health of older adults within the context of their families and different care settings. Independent/collaborative roles of the advanced practice nurse in different settings. prereq: [5200, 5222, 5224, 5228, 6500, 6501, 7504, 7505] or instr consent
NURS 6408 - Advanced Nursing Care of Older Adults Practicum
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of theory and evidence-based knowledge for advanced practice nursing students to develop skill in assessing and managing health issues commonly experienced by older adults in a variety of care settings. prereq: [5200, 5222, 5224, 5228, 6500, 6501, 7504, 7505] or instr consent
NURS 6501 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced practice nursing. Health promotion and data-based assessment/management of common acute and stable chronic conditions for the primary care populations. Role of the advanced practice nurse, process of clinical reasoning and decision-making, and independent and collaborative practice health care plans, utilizing evidence-based practice. prereq: DNP student or instr consent
NURS 6502 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, II
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced practice nursing. Health promotion and data-based assessment/management of patient's acute and chronic health conditions. Physical, psychosocial, and pharmacological intervention. Age-related variation. prereq: Nurs 5228
NURS 7504 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, Practicum I
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of holistic health histories and physical assessments by advanced practice nurses to formulate and implement individualized patient-centered health care management plans to support positive health outcomes in primary care populations experiencing acute and stable chronic conditions. prereq: 5200, 5222, 5224, 5229, 6501
NURS 7505 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses Practicum II
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Comprehensive advanced nursing assessment/management for acute and chronic health conditions of the primary care population across the life span. Synthesis/application of nursing theory and evidence-based implementation/evaluation of safe and effective therapeutic interventions to promote, maintain, and restore health. prereq: 5200, 5222, 5224, 5229, (6501 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6501), (6502 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6502)