Career outlook is excellent for nurse practitioners and executives during the next decade, with jobs not only available in traditional hospitals and clinics, but also with government agencies, information technology vendors, consultancies, nonprofit organizations and insurers. The demand for advanced practice nurses is growing rapidly with the biggest demand existing in the family care sector according to Nurse Journal . Students who attain their post-doctoral certificates often find increased career opportunities in the field by expanding their portfolios of expertise.
Brandman University’s post-doctoral certificates are designed for advanced practice nurses who want to expand their expertise and career opportunities by adding family nursing to their practices. Uniquely designed to foster inter-professional collaborative professional behavior, students will learn to identify their values and ethics, understand roles and responsibilities, and develop effective communication and teamwork skills. Course work includes case studies with standardized patients, training them to appropriately assess and improve healthcare needs of patients and populations. Program curriculum covers advanced principles of assessment and development issues in families as they relate to managing common, complex, acute and chronic across the lifespan. Students graduating from this program will be eligible to take the national certification examination for the family nursing specialty.
Brandman’s School of Nursing and Health Professions utilizes a blend of the following three instructional strategies to optimize the student experience:
Students seeking 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.
Applicants intending on enrolling in this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:
|*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|
* Students in these courses are required to attend a face-to-face immersion on the Irvine campus.
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.