The College of Nursing offers certificates for nurses who need additional training. A master’s degree in nursing is required for admission.
The total hours will vary depending on the student’s academic record, clinical experience, and objectives. Students must complete a minimum of 12 hours. Most students complete 16-20 hours of course credit with the exception of those pursuing certificates in homeland security, nurse anesthesia, or women and children: neonatal, where additional hours are required. The nurse anesthesia certificate program requires students who have completed the master’s degree in nursing within the preceding five years to complete 60-70 hours of course credit. Contact the MSN chair for more information.
Course requirements for Women and Children: Pediatrics are NURS 550 , NURS 551 , NURS 527 , NURS 528 , NURS 562 , NURS 563 , plus additional hours as determined by the college; for Women and Children: Women’s Health are NURS 550 , NURS 551 , NURS 553 , NURS 554 , NURS 555 , NURS 556 , plus additional hours as determined by the college; for Women and Children: Neonatal are NURS 550 , NURS 551 , NURS 552 , NURS 564 , NURS 567 , NURS 568 , NURS 569 , plus additional hours as determined by the college.