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Post-Masters Certificates

Family Nurse Practitioner

Nurses who have a master’s degree in nursing may pursue advanced preparation in primary health care. A minimum of 28 credits (NUR 503, 504, 535, 582, 531, 532, 533, 534, and 590) is required to qualify to take the ANCC certification exam.
For more information please contact Denise Coppa dcoppa@ds.uri.edu.

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

The University of Rhode Island is now offering the adult acute care emphasis, which prepares nurses for advanced practice roles in acute and critical care settings (e.g. intensive care units, emergency departments, hospitalist services, specialty services and acute care rehabilitation hospitals). After completion of the required courses and minimum of 500 clinical hours applicants will be eligible to take the ANCC Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification exam.
For more information please contact John Kenna jkenna@ds.uri.edu.

Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

The graduate certificate program in nursing education consists of 12 credit hours of coursework that focuses on educational assessment, curriculum design, teaching strategies, and evaluation related to teaching in the classroom and clinical areas. The plan of study is designed for M.S. degree nurses who may be employed in other areas working as nurse practitioners, clinical specialists, staff development educators, or educators in the community, long term, and outreach settings who aspire to assume a teaching position.
For more information please contact Deb Erickson-Owens debeo@uri.edu.

Psychiatric Mental Health (ON HOLD)

Nurses who already have a master’s degree in nursing may pursue advanced preparation in psychiatric mental health nursing. A minimum of 18 credits (NUR 511, 512, 515, 516, 517, and 519) is required of all students. Additional coursework may also be required based on the student’s knowledge and clinical experience in this specialty.

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