Feb 20, 2020
Post-Master’s Certificate Programs
The School of Nursing offers eight post-master’s Certificate Programs for nurses who have a master’s degree in Nursing and who would like to take existing courses within the Master of Science degree in Nursing. At the completion of the course work, individuals who complete one of the Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist certificates will qualify to apply to the California Board of Registered Nursing for state certification as nurse practitioners or clinical nurse specialists and are eligible to sit for a National Certification Examination so they can function as nurse practitioners in other states.
Admission Requirements for all Post-Master’s Certificate Programs:
- Current California Registered Nurse License
- Master’s degree in Nursing (MSN or MN)
- Completion of a second application to the School of Nursing including 2 references and an essay
- Completion of a basic recent physical assessment course
- Satisfactory background check
Prior to entering the first clinical lab, students must have University liability insurance, a satisfactory background check, a current American Heart Association CPR card, a satisfactory annual physical examination, proof of immunity to specified infectious diseases, an initial 2 step Mantoux skin test and a chest X-ray if there is evidence of a positive TB skin test. Drug screening may be requested depending on agency requirements.
Specific Requirements for Post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner Certificate Programs
(Required for all post-master’s nurse practitioner certificates)
Common Core Course (3 units)
Nurse Practitioner Advanced Practice Core Courses (23 units)
Nursing Education Certificate Program
The School of Nursing offers a post-master’s Nursing Education certificate program. This program is for nurses who have a Master’s degree in nursing and who would like to take courses in the Nursing Education Option, within the Master of Science degree in Nursing.
Requirements for Award of the Certificate (25 units)
Students will qualify for the award of the Nursing Education post-master’s certificate after they have successfully completed the required certificate courses with a 3.0 or higher GPA.
Required Option Courses (16 units)
U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Disclosure
Program: Nursing Education
Occupations that this certificate program prepares students to enter:
-Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary; SOC Code 25-1072;
On-time graduation rate for students completing this program:
No completions by non-degree seeking students in 2009-10
Costs of Attendance for the entire normal duration (4 quarters) of this certificate program:
Tuition and Fees: $7,435
Books and Supplies: $2,184
Median loan debt incurred by students who completed this certificate program:
The job placement rate for students completing the program:
Data not available.