Individuals who hold a master’s degree in nursing and who desire to expand their scope of practice in another area of specialty but do not desire to obtain a doctoral (DNP) degree are eligible to enroll in a post-master’s certificate program.
Students enrolling in a post-master’s degree program may apply graduate course-work from this or other accredited institutions to meet the requirements of the post-master’s certificate, as approved by the School of Nursing. Programs of study are individually determined, but must include acceptable transfer credit or enrollment at this institution for each of the courses listed within an emphasis, in order to meet requirements to sit for certification examinations. Students must complete at least 25% of the post-master’s certificate requirements at Southern. One of the following emphases is to be selected.
Emphasis in Acute Care - Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
Successful completion of the program satisfies eligibility requirements for certification examination.