• Ida V. Moffett Graduate Degrees, Post MSN Certificates

    Post-M.S.N. Certificates

    Our post-master's certificate program provides nurses who already hold an M.S.N. with an educational route to specialization in an area other than that obtained in their master's program. The program is designed to strengthen or broaden the education, clinical and management of master's prepared nurses who are planning a role expansion or role change. You can also combine the post-master's certificate with the D.N.P. program with an individualized plan of study.

    The post-M.S.N. certificates available are nurse educator, family nurse practitioner and health systems management and leadership. Students who complete the post-M.S.N. nurse educator certificate will have fulfilled the required competencies to seek eligibility for the NLN Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam. Students completing the post-M.S.N. family nurse practitioner certificate will have fulfilled the educational requirements to seek eligibility for the Family Nurse Practitioner Certification examinations.

    Why Samford?+

    Post-M.S.N. Certificate students:

    • Earn a certificate online in five semesters
    • Participate in cutting edge, web-based learning with highly qualified faculty
    • Access all coursework and resources anywhere, anytime from any internet-connected electronic device
    • Receive personal attention from caring and supportive Samford faculty and advisors
    • Experience a rich tradition of high academic standards and quality education practices
    • Visit Samford's beautiful campus in Birmingham, Alabama, for a required on-campus orientation
    • Have opportunities to build on current skills and knowledge in order to explore new professional directions

    Admission Requirements & Criteria+

    Post-M.S.N. Certificate Admission Deadlines

    Entry Month: August
    NursingCAS Deadline: June 1

    Entry Month: January
    NursingCAS Deadline: September 1

    To apply for a program that has a September 1 deadline, please use the 2013-2014 NursingCAS application only.

    Post-M.S.N. certificate applicants should meet the following criteria:

    • Master's degree in nursing from NLNAC or CCNE accredited program
    • A Likelive video submission (link to this site will be provided when NursingCAS application has been submitted)
    • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (no MAT or GRE required)
    • International applicants or American citizens who learned English as a second language must score at least 550 (paper), 213 (computer) or 80 (internet) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • Minimum MAT or GRE score within the last five years
    • MAT or GRE is waived if the applicant has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

    Plan of Study & Clinical Requirements+

    Post-M.S.N. Family Nurse Practitioner (five-semester) Curriculum

    The Post-M.S.N. family nurse practitioner five-semester curriculum requires 30 total credit hours to graduate.

    Fall I semester incudes: *Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology (3 credits), Advanced Physical Assessment (3 credits) and Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credits).

    Spring II semester includes: Family Practice I: Care of Adults (6 credits; 240 clinical hours) and Common Diagnostics and Procedures (3 credits).

    Summer III semester includes: Family Practice II: Care of Women (3 credits; 120 OB/GYN clinical hours).

    Fall IV semester includes: Family Practice III: Care of Children (3 credits; 120 pediatric clinical hours).

    Spring V semester includes: Family Practice IV: Practicum (6 credits; 240 clinical hours).

    A GAP Analysis will be performed on all students applying for the Post-M.S.N. Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate. The GAP analysis will determine the student's final plan of study.

    *A substitution request may be submitted for Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology if it was taken in a Graduate School of Nursing within the last 5 years.

    Download the post-M.S.N. family nurse practitioner five-semester plan of study.

    Post-M.S.N. Family Nurse Practitioner (six-semester) Curriculum

    The Post-M.S.N. family nurse practitioner six-semester curriculum requires 30 total credit hours to graduate.

    Spring I semester includes: *Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology (3 credits) and Advanced Physical Assessment (3 credits).

    Summer II semester includes: Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credits).

    Fall III semester includes: Family Practice I: Care of Adults (6 credits; 240 clinical hours) and Common Diagnostics and Procedures (3 credits).

    Spring IV semester includes: Family Practice II: Care of Women (3 credits; 120 OB/GYN clinical hours).

    Summer V semester includes: Family Practice III: Care of Children (3 credits; 120 pediatric clinical hours).

    Fall VI semester includes: Family Practice IV: Practicum (6 credits; 240 clinical hours).

    Download the post-M.S.N. family nurse practitioner six-semester plan of study.

     
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    Allyson Maddox
    Director, Graduate Student Services
    amaddox@samford.edu
    205-726-2047