Advanced Certificate

Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education

Offered through Distance Education with On-Site Requirements

Program Overview

The Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education will prepare nurse-educators to teach new and advanced nurses, both in schools of nursing as well as in clinical settings. Students will participate in scheduled on-site immersions and curriculum will be delivered via a computer-mediated modality.

Graduate Program Outcomes

  • Integrate scientific findings from nursing and related sciences to improve nursing care across diverse settings. (Essential I)
  • Demonstrate leadership by collaborating and consulting with key stakeholders in the design, coordination and evaluation of patient care outcomes. (Essential II)
  • Apply quality and safety principles within an organization to be an effective leader and change agent. (Essential III)
  • Integrate theory, evidence, clinical judgment, research and interprofessional perspectives to improve practice and health outcomes for patient aggregates. (Essential IV)
  • Ethically utilize data, information and appropriate technology to evaluate and achieve optimal health outcomes. (Essential V)
  • Demonstrate political efficacy and competence to improve the quality of healthcare delivery and health outcomes of populations. (Essential VI)
  • Integrate the concepts of interprofessional communication, collaboration and consultation to effectively manage and coordinate care across systems. (Essential VII)
  • Synthesize ecological, global and social determinants of health to design and deliver culturally relevant clinical prevention interventions and strategies. (Essential VIII)
  • Demonstrate behaviors of professional engagement and lifelong learning. (Essential IX)

    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)

    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 20 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

    HNH 510 Facilitating Adult Learning 3
    HNH 511 Curriculum Design, Implementation and Evaluation in Nursing Education 3
    HNH 512 Advanced Teaching Strategies in Nursing Education 3
    HNH 513 Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Education I 3
    HNH 514 Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Education II 4
    HNH 515 Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Education III 4
    Total 20(Minimum)

    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 Pathobiology 3

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