Post-Master’s Certificate Curriculum

Academics & Admissions

We offer seven certificate options through a blend of in-person, hybrid, and remote models. Post-Master’s Certificate Nurse Practitioner students must complete a minimum number of credits and clinical hours to be eligible to sit for the respective national certification exam. Post -Master’s Certificate Nurse Practitioner students who did not complete Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology, and/or Advanced Physical Assessment during their previous graduate studies or prior to admission will be required to take these courses. A gap analysis to determine what/if any additional courses are required for the respective program will be completed by the Specialty/Program Director upon admission.

The following six certificate options are clinical specialties:

For all clinical specialties, theory and practicum courses are co-requisites and must be taken together and successfully completed for program progression.

The following certificate option is a non-clinical specialty:

In-person classes are held at our Newark campus.

Post -Master’s Certificate Nurse Practitioner students who did not complete Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology, and/or Advanced Physical Assessment during their previous graduate studies or prior to admission will be required to take these courses. A gap analysis to determine what/if any additional courses are required for the respective program will be completed by the Specialty/Program Director upon admission.

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Course NumberCourse NameCreditsClinical Hours
AGAC 5402Diagnostic Reasoning for the AG-ACNP3
AGAC 6360Pathopharmacology3
AGAC 6270Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Theory 13
AGAC 6280Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Practicum 13180
AGAC 6290Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Theory 23
AGAC 6300Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Practicum 23180
AGAC 6320Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Theory 33
AGAC 6330Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Practicum 33180
AGAC 6340Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Theory 43
AGAC 6350Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Practicum 43180

Total30720

Applicants must have a minimum of two years of current experience in an acute care setting.

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Course NumberCourse NameCreditsClinical Hours
AGPC 6600Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Theory 13
AGPC 6610Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practicum 13135
AGPC 6620Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Theory 23
AGPC 6630Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practicum 23135
AGPC 6640Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Theory 33
AGPC 6650Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practicum 33180
AGPC 6660Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Theory 43
AGPC 6670Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practicum 43180

Totals24630

Family Nurse Practitioner

Course NumberCourse NameCreditsClinical Hours
AGPC 6600Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Theory I3
AGPC 6610Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practicum I3135
AGPC 6620Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Theory 23
AGPC 6630Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practicum 23135
FHNP 6750Family Centered Primary Care for Infants, Children, and Adolescents Theory3
FHNP 6760Family Centered Primary Care for Infants, Children, and Adolescents Practicum3180
AGPC 6640Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Theory 33
AGPC 6650Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practicum 33180
AGPC 6660Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Theory 43
AGPC 6670Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practicum 43180

Total30810

Family Nurse Practitioner in Emergency Care

Course NumberCourse NameCreditsClinical Hours
AGPC 6600Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Theory I3
AGPC 6610Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practicum I3135
AGPC 6620Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Theory 23
AGPC 6630Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practicum 23135
FEAC 6510FNP in Emergency Acute Care Theory 1
FHNP 6750Family Centered Primary Care for Infants, Children, and Adolescents Theory3
FEAC 6511FNP in Emergency Acute Care Practicum 14225
FEAC 6512FNP in Emergency Acute Care Theory 23
FEAC 6513FNP in Emergency Acute Care Practicum 24
225
FEAC 6514FNP in Emergency Acute Care Theory 330
FEAC 6515FNP in Emergency Acute Care Practicum 34225

Total36945

Nursing Informatics

Course NumberCourse NameCreditsClinical Hours
NINF5110Nursing Informatics/Concepts in Nursing Informatics3
NINF5205Nursing Informatics/ Nursing Databases Design, Development & Applications3
NINF5301Nursing Informatics/Nursing Systems Developmental Life Cycle445
NINF5303Nursing Informatics/ Informatics Project & Change Management3
NINF5305Nursing Informatics/Nursing Practicum390
NINF5405Nursing Informatics/Advanced Practice in Nursing Informatics390
NINF5415Nursing Informatics/Seminar in Issues in Nursing Informatics3
NURS8000Independent Study3

Total25225

Depending on computer and information system skills, experience, and literacy, applicants may be required to take additional courses.

Nurse Midwifery

Course NumberCourse NameCreditsClinical Hours
WHNM 6109Mental health, Intimate Partner Violence & Addictive Behaviors in Women3
WHNM 6207Women’s Health/Nurse Midwifery Theory I: Gynecological Care3
WHNM 6208Women’s Health/Nurse Midwifery Practicum I Gynecological Care3135
WHNM 6307Women’s Health/ Nurse Midwifery Theory II: Childbearing3
WHNM 6308Women’s Health/ Nurse Midwifery Practicum II: Childbearing3135
NMID 6406Nurse Midwifery Theory IV: IP, PP3
NMID 6407Nurse Midwifery Theory V: Neo and Breast Feeding2
NMID 6408Nurse Midwifery Practicum (IV & V) VI- IP, PP, NEO5225
NMID 6507Nurse Midwifery Integrated Role- Theory & Practicum VII5180

Total30675

Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Course NumberCourse NameCreditsClinical Hours
PNP 5105Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology3
PNP 5103Pediatric Advanced Physiology and Assessment3
NMID 6407Management of the Neonate and Breastfeeding2
PNP 6560Primary Care of Children Theory 1: Health Promotion3
PNP 6570Primary Care of Children Practicum 1: Health Promotion3180
PNP 6540Primary Care of Children Theory 2: Common Mild/Acute Illnesses3
PNP 6550Primary Care of Children Practicum 2: Common Mild/Acute Illnesses3135
PNP 6580Primary Care of Children Theory 3: Chronic Conditions3
PNP 6590Primary Care of Children Practicum 3: Chronic Conditions3135
PNP 6710Primary Care of Children Theory 4: Complex Challenges3
PNP 6720Primary Care of Children Practicum 4: Complex Challenges3135

Total32585

Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Course NumberCourse NameCreditsClinical Hours
PNP 5105Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology3
PNP 5110Diagnostic Assessment and Procedures3
NMID 6407Management of the Neonate and Breastfeeding2
PNP 6610Acute Care of Children Theory 3A3
PNP 6620Acute Care of Children Practicum 3A3180
PNP 6630Advanced Care of Children Practicum 3: Chronic Conditions4
180
PNP 6640Advanced Care of Children Practicum 4: Complex Challenges4180

Total22540

Applicants must have a minimum of one year of current experience as a pediatric nurse practitioner.

* Course number to come