Post Master's Nurse Practitioner Certification Program

Program
Curriculum
Specialty Track
Gainful Employment Disclosure
Program Outcomes
Information Sessions


Post Master's Certificate for Nurse Practitioner Certification

Post Master’s Certificate For RNs With an MSN (Family, Pediatric, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Geri, or Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner)

The Program

The purpose of the Post Master’s Certificate curriculum is to prepare the master’s prepared nurse for advanced practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, or Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner with a primary care focus. Students in the certificate program must satisfactorily complete eight courses at Regis College. Graduate courses taken at other accredited institutions may be considered for graduate credit. It is important that you meet with a faculty member, program director, the Associate Dean of the School of Nursing to develop your personal curriculum plan as the sequencing of courses can impact the time it takes you to complete the program. Courses are offered during the day, in the evening, on weekends, and during the summer.

This program may be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis.

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Sample Part-Time Curriculum

Year 1

Fall Credits Spring Credits
NU 629 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3 NU 605 Nursing Leadership 3
BI 612 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 NU 641 Advanced Clinical Pharmacology II
(Note: NU 641 must be taken in the fall or spring prior to entering NU 664)
3
Summer Credits    
One of the following:
 • NU 650 Advanced Health Assessment
   (Note: NU 650 must be taken in the summer prior to primary care)
3    
NU 643 Advanced Psychopharmacology (For Psych-Mental Health NPs) 3    

Year 2

Fall Credits Spring Credits
One of the following:
 • NU 664A Primary Care of the Child I
 • NU 664B Primary Care of the Family I
 • NU 664C Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner I
 • NU 664D Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner I
• NU 664E Primary Care of the Adult-Geriatric Client I
8 One of the following:
 • NU 665A Primary Care of the Child II
 • NU 665B Primary Care of the Family II
 • NU 665C Psych Mental Health, Nurse Practitioner II
 • NU 665D Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner II
 • NU 665E Primary Care of the Adult-Geriatric Client II
8
NU 661 Care of the Childbearing Woman (For WHNPs) 3 NU 668 Roles and Issues in Advanced Practice 3
NU 646 Theory of Practice of Contemporary Psychotherapies (For Psych-Mental Health NPs) 3    
HP 626 Sociological, Political and Economic Perspectives in Aging (For Adult-Geri NPs) 3    

Total Credits: 36-39

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Post Master's Certificate for Existing Nurse Practitioners - Specialty Track

The Program

The purpose of the Post Master’s Certificate curriculum for certified NPs is to prepare the master’s prepared nurse who is already a nurse practitioner for advanced practice in an additional area of concentration as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, or Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner with a primary care focus. Many of these courses are transferable from a previous nurse practitioner program if taken as graduate courses. Each individual’s transcript and years of experience as an NP will be reviewed to determine the final curriculum to be taken at Regis College.

It is important that you meet with a faculty member, program director, the Associate Dean of the School of Nursing to develop your personal curriculum plan as the sequencing of courses can impact the time it takes you to complete the program. Courses are offered during the day, in the evening, on weekends, and during the summer.

This program may be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis. Time to completion varies based on previous courses taken.

Year 1

Fall Credits Spring Credits
BI 612 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 NU 641 Advanced Clinical Pharmacology II
(Note: NU 641 must be taken in the fall or spring prior to entering NU 664)
3
NU 629 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3 NU 605 Nursing Leadership 3
Summer Credits    
NU 650 Advanced Health Assessment 3    
NU 643 Advanced Psychopharmacology (For Psych-Mental Health NPs) 3    

Year 2

Fall Credits Spring Credits
NU 664 Primary Care Concentration I - A, B, C or D, E 8 NU 665 Primary Care Concentration II - A, B, C or D, E 8
NU 661 Care of the Childbearing Woman (For WHNPs) 3 NU 668 Roles and Issues for advanced practice 3
HP 626 Sociological, Political and Economic Perspectives in Aging (For Adult-Geri NPs) 3    
NU 646 Theory of Practice of Contemporary Psychotherapies (For Psych-Mental Health NPs) 3    

Total Credits: 31-34

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Federally Mandated Gainful Employment Disclosure

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Program Outcomes

Completion Rates

For students entering in 2010 to 2012, 88% of the students have complete the program within the designated accreditation standard time frame.

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Rates (Aggregate)

Year Test Regis Pass Rate National Average
2013 FNP 88% 84.5%
2014 FNP 83% 82%
2015 FNP 78% 75%
3 yr. aggregate   83% 80%

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification Rates (Aggregate)

Year Test Regis Pass Rate National Average
2013 PNP 94% 91%
2014 PNP 85% 89%
2015 PNP 100% 88%
3 Year Mean PNP 93% 89.3%

Woman’s Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Rates (Aggregate)

Year Test Regis Pass Rates National Average
2012 WHNP 100% *
2013 WHNP 100% 87%
2014 WHNP 89% 86%
2015 WHNP 86% 86%
3 Year Mean WHNP 92% 86%

* National data is not provided in certification report.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Rates (Aggregate)

Year Test Regis Pass Rate National Average
2013 PMHNP 100% 87%
2014 PMHNP 90% 90%
2015 PMHNP 81% 87%
3 Year Mean PMHNP 90.3% 88%

Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Certification Rates (Aggregate)

Year Test Regis Pass Rate National Average
2013 AGNP 64% 86%
2014 AGNP 83.5% 84.7%
2015 AGNP 86% 78.7%
3 yr. aggregate   77.8% 83%

Adult/Gerontology Acute Critical Care Clinical Specialist Certification Rates (Aggregate)

Year Test Regis Pass Rate National Average
2013 AACN 100%  
2014 AACN 100%  
2015 AACN 100% 87%
3 yr. Mean   100%  

Job Placement Rates

Students are assessed 6 months after graduation for attainment of role specific employment status and the average rate of employment at 6 months is 79%, for all concentrations in the Master's class of 2013, 2014, and 2015.

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