The School of Nursing offers Post-Master’s Certificate programs in three areas: Health Professions Educator, Leadership, and Advanced Practice. In the Leadership and Advanced Practice categories, some prerequisite courses and other requirements are required beyond simply holding the MS degree in nursing.
Information about costs for Title IV-Federal Student Financial Aid eligible certificates, Nurse Midwifery and Psychiatric/Mental Health, are available at http://www.kumc.edu/allied/GEDT/Midwife-Gedt.html and http://www.kumc.edu/allied/GEDT/PMH-Gedt.html, respectfully.
Health Professions Educator
This interdisciplinary certificate (12 credit hours) affords graduate-prepared nurses and other health professionals broader opportunities and the necessary skill to find positions in education at the various levels and become leaders in their field. Paired with faculty mentors throughout the program, students complete applied teaching projects in each educator course, including a final student teaching capstone. Students may complete the health professions educator certificate within their master's program or as post-master's study. All courses are online.
|NRSG 870||Designing a Student Learning Environment||3|
|NRSG 871||Curriculum/Program Planning and Evaluation||3|
|NRSG 873||Teaching with Technologies||3|
|NRSG 874||Nurse Educator Preceptorship||3|
Students choose one course from the Leadership core, as part of their course requirements for each program.
|Prerequisite Leadership Core (11)|
|Select one of the following:|
|NRSG 808||The Social Context for Health Care Policy||2|
|NRSG 820||Program, Project, and Communication Planning||2|
|NRSG 826||Global Perspective and Diversity in Healthcare||2|
|NRSG 880||Organizational Foundations for Leading Change||3|
|NRSG 885||Evaluation and Analysis for Healthcare Effectiveness||2|
This certificate (17 to 18 credit hours) prepares clinicians and health care managers with skills in analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation of information systems that support a full range of clinical and patient care functions. The graduate is prepared for entry- and mid-level positions in IT departments, advanced clinical departments, and as consultants and/or staff in organizations that specialize in computer operations and knowledge management. All NRSG courses are online.
|Prerequisite: Leadership Core elective course (2 or 3 credit hours)||2-3|
|NRSG 853||Abstraction and Modeling of Healthcare Information||3|
|NRSG 854||Knowledge Management in Healthcare||3|
|NRSG 856||Health Informatics Practicum||3|
|NRSG 857||Transforming Health Care through Use of Information Systems and Technology||3|
|NRSG 858||Health Data: Theory and Practice||3|
Clinical Research Management
No Leadership Core prerequisite is required.
The Post-Master's Certificate (12 credit hours) in Clinical Research Management prepares graduates for entry- to mid-level clinical management positions, working as research leaders with potential for promotion to executive-level positions in a variety of research settings. This program is suited for novice or advanced beginner managers and advanced practice clinicians who have potential for clinical research leadership at the advanced level.
The University of Kansas School of Nursing's Clinical Research Management specialty within the Master of Science in nursing program is a certificate program that prepares clinical research professionals with competencies and skills related to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) standards and research related to conducting clinical trials, institutional review boards and regulations, and ethical issues. The Clinical Research Management Certificate program is available to post-master’s students.
|NRSG 823||Research Clinical Trial Management: Pre-Study Activities||3|
|NRSG 824||Research Clinical Trial Management: During Study Activities||3|
|NRSG 825||Research Clinical Trial Management: Post-Study Activities and Practicum Experience||3|
|NRSG 833||Managing Clinical Research Projects||3|
The Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwife, Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, and Adult/Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist certificate programs require that students have earned a master's degree in nursing from a nationally accredited school of nursing. More specifically, the AP certificates require that students have completed an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) educational program from a nationally accredited school of nursing. Applicants must also have completed the following AP prerequisite courses, either as part of their previous graduate degree or as post-graduate study through an accredited university: advanced health assessment, advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and health promotion. Additional eligibility requirements may include licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse.
Prerequisites include the following courses or their equivalents from another institution:
|NRSG 801||Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning||3|
|NRSG 809||Health Promotion and Complementary Therapeutics||3|
|NRSG 812||Advanced Pathophysiology||3|
|NRSG 813||Applied Drug Therapy||3|
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
This certificate (24 credit hours) program prepares advanced practice nurses to diagnose and treat common mental health conditions in general medical settings and to deliver more effective psychiatric care in mental health settings. Students are prepared to apply knowledge and skills in interpersonal, psychotherapeutic, and psychopharmacologic interventions for individuals, groups, and families with psychiatric disorders. All courses are online and offered in sequence every other year. Spring 2016 begins the next available course sequence.
|NRSG 844||Advanced Psychiatric Assessment||3|
|NRSG 845||Psychotherapeutics I: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner||3|
|NRSG 846||Psychotherapeutics I: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum||2|
|NRSG 847||Psycotherapeutic Interventions II: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner||3|
|NRSG 848||Psychotherapeutics II: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum||4|
|NRSG 849||Psychotherapeutics III: Practicum||3|
|NRSG 850||Mental Health Assessment of Infants, Children and Adolescents||3|
|NRSG 851||Psychopharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice||3|
This certificate (19 credit hours) prepares advanced practice nurses to focus on the care and management of well women's primary and reproductive health care needs throughout the life span. The program content is family-centered, respectful of individual and cultural variations, and promotes health through individual choice and participation. Courses are offered online and on the KU Medical Center campus.
|NRSG 830||Care of Women in the Antepartal Period||2|
|NRSG 831||Care of Women in The Antepartal Period Practicum||2|
|NRSG 832||Nurse Midwifery in the Postpartum and Newborn Period||1|
|NRSG 835||Primary Care of Women Across the Lifespan||3|
|NRSG 836||Nurse Midwifery in the Intrapartum Period||3|
|NRSG 837||Childbearing Family Practicum: Intrapartum, Postpartum, and Newborn||2|
|NRSG 838||Primary Care of Women Across the Lifespan Practicum||2|
|NRSG 840||Nurse-Midwifery Integration Practicum||4|
This certificate program (15 credit hours) prepares advanced practice nurses to transition to the role of adult/gerontological nurse practitioner in collaboration with other professionals to coordinate and improve health care. Students acquire knowledge, skills, and competencies to manage primary health care needs of adult clients. The courses include adult/gerontological theory courses, practice-focused clinical courses, and an intensive preceptorship experience. Courses are offered online and on the KU Medical Center campus.
|NRSG 862||Adult/Gerontological Health Care I||3|
|NRSG 864||Adult/Gerontological Health Care I: Practicum - NP||2|
|NRSG 865||Adult/Gerontological Health Care II||3|
|NRSG 867||Adult/Gerontological Health Care II: Practicum - NP||4|
|NRSG 869||Adult/Gerontological Health Care III: Preceptorship - NP||3|
Adult/Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist
This certificate program (15 credit hours) prepares advanced practice nurses to transition to the role of adult/gerontological clinical nurse specialist in collaboration with other professionals to coordinate and improve health care. Students acquire knowledge, skills, and competencies to manage health care needs of adult clients. The courses include adult/gerontological theory courses, practice-focused clinical courses, and an intensive preceptorship experience. Courses are offered online and on the KU Medical Center campus.
|NRSG 862||Adult/Gerontological Health Care I||3|
|NRSG 863||Adult/Gerontological Health Care I: Practicum - CNS||2|
|NRSG 865||Adult/Gerontological Health Care II||3|
|NRSG 866||Adult/Gerontological Health Care II: Practicum - CNS||4|
|NRSG 868||Adult/Gerontological Health Care III: Preceptorship - CNS||3|
The Advanced Practice Clinical Certificate Programs require that students have completed an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) educational program from a nationally accredited school of nursing. Applicants must also have completed the following advanced practice prerequisite courses, either as part of their previous graduate degree or as post-graduate study through an accredited university: advanced health assessment, advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and health promotion.
- Adult/Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist Certificate
- Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certificate
- Nurse-Midwifery Certificate
- Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate
The Leadership Certificate Programs require applicants to have earned a master's in nursing or DNP degree, or a graduate degree in a health-related discipline.
- Clinical Research Management
- Healthcare Informatics Certificate
The Health Professions Educator Certificate can be completed as additional hours within a student's graduate program or as post-master's study.
All post-MS certificate programs require a minimum 3.0 grade-point average in both undergraduate and graduate programs.
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