Distance Education with On-Site Requirements
The Advanced Certificate Program offers the Masters or Doctorally prepared nurse the ability to continue graduate education to specialize in another clinical area. This 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 Advanced Certificate Program clinical specialties include Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwifery, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Program credit requirements may vary depending upon program and previous graduate course level work.
Graduate Program Outcomes
Additional Requirements Upon Admission
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 for certification and registration as a nurse practitioner by New York State Education Department and are also eligible for National Certification as a Psychiatric/Mental Health NP (across the lifespan).
The Stony Brook University School of Nursing reserves the right to change admission and program criteria to meet prevailing accreditation, regulatory and registration requirements.
Process for Clinical Experiences
The Office of Clinical Placements facilitates the processing of clinical placement requests and contracts for all clinical affiliations within the baccalaureate, master’s, advanced certificate, and DNP programs. The office works collaboratively with faculty to secure clinical placement sites for students. Once a suitable site is identified, students submit a clinical placement request form for processing. The office maintains electronic data systems and records related to students, clinical placement sites, clinical affiliation agreements, clinical contracts and preceptors. Central to the clinical placement process for all programs is the establishment of a clinical affiliation agreement and clinical contract which is executed between SUNY and the clinical site. Upon final execution of a clinical affiliation agreement, SUNY procures and provides the site with a certificate of insurance or related protection evidencing the required insurance coverage. The provisions of a clinical affiliation agreement and clinical contract include the responsibilities and mutual terms that are agreed upon during the life of the agreement.
The credits needed to complete the 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 Advanced Certificate 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 22 credits is required for the certificate. Any student, however, may be required to take additional credits upon the recommendation of the faculty by advisement.
|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||4|
|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|
Graduation Requirements By Individual Advisement (Gap Analysis)
|HNH 503 Organizational Leadership and Role Transformation||3|
|HNH 504 Quality Improvement, Safety, and Health Care Technologies||3|
|HNH 505 Health Care Policy and Advocacy||2|
|HNG 515 Advanced Health Assessment||3|
|HNG 540 Clinical Pharmacology||3|
|HNG 588 Clinical Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan||3|
The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing/Master's degree program in Nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and/or advanced certificate program at Stony Brook School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) https://www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE
Students are prepared to sit for the following national certification exams:
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (across the lifespan)
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