Post Doctoral Certificate, Family/Across the Lifespan NP

Post Doctoral Certificate, Family/Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner

This certificate is designed for the APRN who has a doctorate in nursing and wants to add a specialty. For the family nurse practitioner certification, students will focus on managing common, complex, acute and chronic issues across the lifespan.

Why Family Nursing at Brandman?

The Post-Doctoral Certificate, Family/Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner gives an APRN with a Ph.D. or DNP the opportunity to add a specialty in family nursing. Course work trains you to appropriately assess and improve healthcare needs of patients and populations. 
  • Expand your scope of practice, increase professional opportunities, and meet requirements for national certification in a new NP specialty.
  • Explore managing common, complex, acute and chronic issues across the lifespan.
  • Learn from online lectures, demonstrations and exercises as well as internships/clinical practice in hospitals, clinics and health centers near your home or work.
  • Attend face-to-face and virtual immersion sessions.
  • Complete your program in as little as 6 months.
  • Become eligible for the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) and/or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Certification Board (AANPCB) certification examination after graduation.

*Students enrolled in a certificate program only are not eligible for financial aid. Courses taken after completion of a degree program in order to complete the certificate are not eligible for financial aid.
 


 

Admission Requirements

Applicants intending on enrolling in this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  1. DNP or Ph.D. degree from a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or a National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) accredited program
  2. National certification as APRN (or eligible to take National Certification Exam)
  3. Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
  4. Unencumbered RN license in the State where you plan to do your precepted clinical practicum hours
  5. Unencumbered APRN license in your current specialty
    • Three recommendation forms
    • Self evaluation
    • Goal statement
  6. Personal interview as needed

Requirements:

*NURU 603 Advanced Health Assessment across Lifespan and Cultures 3
NURU 605 Advanced Pathophysiology across the Lifespan 3
NURU 606 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics across the Lifespan 3
NURU 610 Synthesis of Advanced Practice Management, Role and EB 3
NURU 671 Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice 3
*NURU 672 Management of Common and Acute Problems in Family/Across the Lifespan Care 3
*NURU 673 Practicum in Common and Acute Problems in Family/Across the Lifespan Care (255 hours) 3
*NURU 674 Management of Complex and Chronic Problems in Family/Across the Lifespan Care 3
*NURU 675 Practicum in Complex and Chronic Problems in Family/Across the Lifespan Care (255 hours) 3

 

Total Credits 27

* Students in these courses are required to attend a face-to-face immersion on the Irvine campus.

If a student does not complete the required 255 clinical hours during the initial specialty course clinical  session/s  (NURU  673  and  NURU  675)  ,  s/he  will be  enrolled  in  a  NURU  699  Independent Practicum for Clinical Hours completion (0 credits) and required to pay a Continuing Clinical fee, per each course and session, until the student receives a “P” in the specialty clinical course or until the student’s seven year program completion timeline has expired.

Note: Students graduating from this program will be eligible to take the national certification examination of their chosen specialty: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) and/or National Certification Corporation (NCC) and apply for licensure as an APRN in the state where they plan to practice.

Some programs available to California residents only
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