Post Master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate Programs

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-Geri 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 graduate chairperson or the Dean of the School of Nursing, Science and Health Professions 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.

Sample Part-Time Curriculum

Year 1

Fall Credits Spring Credits
NU 620 Clinical Pharmacology I 3 NU 669 Family Systems Theory* 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
 • NU 652 Advanced Pediatric Health Assessment
   (Note: NU 650 or 652 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 2
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

*Students enrolled in the Psychiatric Mental Health concentration would enroll in NU 646 Theory and Practice of Contemporary Psychotherapies in Year 2 Fall and would not be required to complete NU 669.  


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-Geriatric 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 graduate chairperson or the Dean of the School of Nursing, Science and Health Professions 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 620 Clinical Pharmacology I 3 NU 669 Family Systems Theory* 3
Summer Credits    
NU 650 Advanced Health Assessment 3    
NU 652 Advanced Pediatric Assessment
(Note: NU 650 or 652 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
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    
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

*Students enrolled in the Psychiatric Mental Health concentration would enroll in NU 646 Theory and Practice of Contemporary Psychotherapies in Fall and would not be required to complete NU 669. 


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