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Advanced Practice Clinical Post-Master's Certificates

The Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwife, and Family Nurse Practitioner certificate programs require that students have earned a master's degree in nursing from a nationally accredited school of nursing.

Prerequisites include the following courses or their equivalents from another institution:

NRSG 809 Health Promotion and Complementary Therapeutics 3
NRSG 810 Advanced Health Assessment and Physical Diagnosis 5
NRSG 812 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NRSG 813 Applied Drug Therapy 3
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Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate (20 credit hours). This 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 web-based and offered in sequence every other year. Spring 2012 begins the next available course sequence.

NRSG 844 Psychiatric Assessment for Advanced Nursing Practice (Spring 2012) 2
NRSG 845 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Short-Term Illness (Fall 2012) 3
NRSG 846 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing I: Practicum (Fall 2012) 2
NRSG 847 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Chronic Illness (Spring 2013) 3
NRSG 848 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Practicum (Spring 2013) 4
NRSG 849 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Final Practicum (Summer 2013) 3
NRSG 851 Psychopharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice (Fall 2012) 3
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Nurse-Midwife

Nurse-Midwife Certificate (19 credit hours). This program focuses 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. Some courses are offered online, while other coures are offered at the KU Medical Center.

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 Neonatal Period and Practicum 1
NRSG 835 Primary Women's Health Care Across the Life Span 3
NRSG 838 Primary Care of Women Through the Life Span Practicum 2
NRSG 836 Nurse Midwifery in the Intrapartal and Post Partum Period 3
NRSG 837 Nurse Midwifery in the Intrapartal and Postpartal Period Practicum 2
NRSG 840 Care of Women Integration Practicum 4
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Family Nurse Practitioner

Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (15 credit hours).
Currently, the School of Nursing is not accepting applications for the FNP Post-Master's Certificate program.

The program prepares nurses to transition to the role of family 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 clients and families throughout the life span. The courses include primary care theory courses, practice-focused clinical courses, and an intensive preceptorship experience.Some courses are offered online, while other coures are offered at the KU Medical Center.

NRSG 814 Primary Care I: Management of Common Health Problems Throughout the Life Span 3
NRSG 815 Primary Care I Practicum: Management of Common Health Problems Throughout the Life Span 2
NRSG 816 Primary Care II: Management of Complex Health Problems Throughout the Life Span 3
NRSG 817 Primary Care II Practicum: Management of Complex Health Problems Throughout the Life Span 4
NRSG 818 Primary Care III: Preceptorship 3
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