Advanced Practice Registered Nursing Program

 

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    Post Masters Advanced Certificate

    Dr. SprungPsychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

    Distance Education with On-Site Requirements


    Program Overview

    The Post Masters Advanced Certificate Program offers the Masters prepared nurse, the ability to continue graduate education to specialize in another clinical area. This Post Masters Advanced Certificate Program reflects state and national requirements for certification, as well as national trends. This provides the student with eligibility to apply for New York State Certification as well as national certification in their specialty. The postmasters advanced certificate program clinical specialties include Adult-Gerontological Health nurse practitioner, nurse midwifery, pediatric nurse practitioner, psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner, neonatal nurse practitioner, and women's health nurse practitioner. Program credit requirements may vary depending upon program and previous graduate course level work.


    Graduate Curriculum Objectives
    • Integrate clinical prevention and population health concepts in the provision of evidence-based, culturally relevant healthcare.
    • Incorporate knowledge from nursing and related sciences into the delivery of advanced nursing care across diverse populations
    • Translate relevant research to improve practice and associated health outcomes for diverse populations.
    • Demonstrate leadership skills in the provision of high quality health care and within the context of an interprofessional team.
    • Integrate current and emerging technologies into the delivery of safe, quality care.
    • Interpret the effect of legal and regulatory processes on nursing practice, healthcare delivery, and outcomes.
    • Apply ethical analysis and social responsibility to delivery of advanced nursing care across diverse populations.
    • Demonstrate cultural competence to improve patient and population outcomes.
    • Demonstrate behaviors of professional engagement and life-long learning in the provision of quality health care.

    Admission Requirements
    • Completed application
    • Master's degree from an accredited nursing program
    • Unofficial transcripts from all college/universities attended
    • Minimum of one year's recent relevant experience (preferred)
    • Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
    • Current professional Registered Nurse license
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Three credit undergraduate course in Health Assessment (by advisement)
    • Three credit undergraduate course in Statistics (by advisement)
    • Meet all Technical Standards for Admission and Retention

    Additional Requirements Upon Admission
    • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
    • Current curriculum vitae/resume
    • Evidence of meeting all Stony Brook University and School of Nursing health requirements
    • Evidence of health insurance and RN/student nurse practitioner malpractice insurance
    • Certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) with AED
    • Technical Requirements

    Transcripts from foreign institutions must be evaluated for transfer equivalency credits by an accredited evaluation service, such as the World Education Services (WES) http://www.wes.org

    Graduates from this program will be eligible to apply for New York State Certification and National Certification in their Advanced Practice Nursing Specialty.

    The Stony Brook University School of Nursing reserves the right to change admission and program criteria to meet prevailing accreditation, regulatory and registration requirements.

    Meeting clinical course requirements is dependent upon the availability of appropriate clinical sites and preceptors in a student’s region. The Stony Brook University School of Nursing cannot guarantee the availability of clinical sites and preceptors or the results of clinical contract/affiliation negotiations.


    Course Progression Policy

    The credits needed to complete the post masters advanced certificate program reflect state and national requirements for certification, as well as national trends. The credits reflect the precepted clinical hours necessary to complete the post masters program.

    Graduates of Stony Brook's masters program will not be required to make up credits for courses already taken within the School of Nursing. A minimum of 19 credits is required for the certificate. Any student, however, may be required to take additional credits upon the recommendation of the faculty by advisement.



    Graduation Requirements   Credits

    Core
    HNG 517 Advanced Theory & Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing I 4
    HNG 527 Advanced Theory & Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing II 5
    HNG 537 Advanced Theory & Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing III 5
    HNG 547 Advanced Theory & Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing IV 5
    HNG 551 Psychopharmacology 2
    20 (minimum)

    Graduation Requirements By Individual Advisement (Gap Analysis)
    HNH 504 Quality Improvement, Safety, and Health Care Technologies 3
    HNH 505 Health Policy and Advocacy 2
    HNG 515 Advanced Health Assessment 3
    HNG 540 Pharmacology 3
    HNG 588 Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan 3


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    For more information, please contact:

    Crystal Garcia
    Email address: Crystal.Garcia@stonybrook.edu