Nursing

Post-Masters Certificate Programs


The Armstrong State University Graduate Program in Nursing offers post-master's certificate programs for students with previously earned Master of Science in Nursing degrees. A post-master's certificate may be earned for preparation as an Adult-Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nursing Administration, and Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.

Admission Standards

  • Students with previously earned Master of Science in Nursing degrees may apply for admission to earn a post-master's certificate. A program of study must be submitted to the dean of graduate studies.
  • A student must be admitted to Graduate Studies on a degree or limited admission.
  • Standards of Progression and Completion:
  • Each student will file a program of study with Graduate Studies
  • A minimum overall grade point average of B or better must be earned for the certificate to be awarded on the graduate level.

Programs of Study


Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist Post-Master's Certificate

  Support Courses 11 Hours
NURS 6640 Advanced Health Assessment 3
NURS 6641 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NURS 6600 Epidemiology Foundations for Nursing Interventions 2
NURS 6667 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 3
  Major Courses 11 Hours
NURS 7051 Adult -Gerontological CNS I 3
NURS 7052 Adult -Gerontological CNS II 4
NURS 7053 Adult -Gerontological CNS III: Practicum 4
  Optional Courses  
NURS 7095 Independent Study 3
NURS 7096 Selected Topics in Nursing 3
 

Total

22 Hours

Adult Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate

  Support Courses 11 Hours
NURS 6640 Advanced Health Assessment 3
NURS 6641 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NURS 6600 Epidemiology Foundations for Nursing Interventions 2
NURS 6667 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 3
  Major Courses 19 Hours
NURS 7041 Adult Primary Health Care I 5
NURS 7042 Adult Primary Health Care II 5
NURS 7044 Adult Primary Health Care III 6
  Optional Courses  
NURS 7095 Independent Study 3
NURS 7096 Selected Topics in Nursing 3
 

Total

30 Hours

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For more information, please contact the Nursing Department at 912.344.2553 or nursing@armstrong.edu.