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Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing | Dr. Laura McKay, Program Director, Nursing

Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing | Dr. Laura McKay, Program Director, Nursing

Dr. Laura McKay discusses the value of South University's Postgraduate Certificate program.

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My name is Laura McKay. I'm the Program Director for Nursing at the College of Nursing and Public Health at South University. South University offers the postgraduate certificate for nurses who are prepared at the Master's level seeking a certification as a family nurse practitioner, an adult gerentology primary care nurse practitioner, or a nurse educator.

Students in the postgraduate certificate program already have Master's Degrees, so they are taking courses that are adding to their knowledge in their clinical areas. They are integrated into those courses with other students in the graduate programs, and they are completing the same assignments and learning a different set of skills than those they already have.

Students seeking the post graduate certificate will become certified in their areas of study. The family nurse practitioner, an adult gerentology primary care nurse practitioner students will take the certification exams and be able to function in those clinical arenas. The nurse educator student may take the certification exam to be an educator at the Bachelor's or the Graduate level.

Learning outcomes of the post graduate certificate program are the same as for the Master of Science and Nursing Program, and are closely aligned with those of our accrediting and certifying bodies. Our students are prepared in areas of academic excellence, scholarship, research and clinical excellence.

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Online Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Post Graduate Certificate

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Gain the knowledge and decision-making skills you need to increase adult health promotion and disease prevention in your community with the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Post Graduate Certificate program at South University.

The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner PGC program will help you to develop and practice core competencies, while focusing on community-based care and emphasizing at-risk and vulnerable populations. The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner PGC program’s online curriculum is designed for nurses who already hold a master’s degree that prepared them to practice in another advanced nursing role. This 32-credit Adult- Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner PGC program can be completed in as little as 13 months.

Earn Your Adult- Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Post Graduate Certificate Online to Build New Skills

Upon earning your Post Graduate Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, you should be able to:

  • Integrate specialty standards of advanced practice nursing to deliver culturally competent, quality health care services to individuals, populations, and systems.
  • Exercise effective leadership, critical thinking, and communication skills in the development and implementation of advanced nursing practice services in Primary Care.
  • Integrate professional nursing standards, values, and accountability into role and self-development as an advanced practice nurse.
  • Utilize information technology and an evidence-based research approach to develop nursing knowledge and design healthcare services for clients, populations, and systems.
  • Ensure advanced levels of clinical judgment, systems thinking, and accountability in the implementation and evaluation of evidenced based care to diverse individuals and populations.

CCNE Accreditation

The RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing and RN to Master of Science in Nursing specializations, the Doctor of Nursing Practice, and the APRN Post Graduate Certificate programs at South University Online are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE).

Combine Online Learning and On-Site Training

The Adult- Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Post Graduate Certificate online program combines fully online classes with on-site clinical experiences. In your graduate-level online courses, you’ll study pharmacology and patient assessment, while having the opportunity to learn from dedicated faculty who ensure online never means out of touch. Rounding out your education, your practicum courses will offer valuable, in-depth experiences in gerontology, women’s health, and primary care, all supervised by supportive and knowledgeable mentors.

Learn more about South University’s Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Post Graduate Certificate today.

Note: This program is not available to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin and Washington DC.

http://www.southuniversity.edu/online/areas-of-study/nursing/adult-gerontology-primary-care-nurse-practitioner-post-graduate-certificate-c
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