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2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
    
2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog

AGACNP & FNP Post-Masters Certificate Programs


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The Post Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificates have a competitive admissions process.  Successful applicants will meet the following additional admissions criteria:

  • 3 references – from peer, supervisor and prior faculty
  • BSN and MSN from accredited institution
  • Cumulative GPA in MSN program of 3.5
  • All official transcripts
  • Career statement
  • Resume or CV
  • Active unrestricted, unencumbered RN license in the US
  • Iflicensed as a NP in another specialty then the NP license must also be unrestricted and unencumbered
  • If nationally certified as NP then must be unrestricted and unencumbered
  • TOEFL if needed

Note: Applicants who have had license sanctions must be without restrictions during the two years prior to Saint Joseph’s application.

Curriculum


Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate


The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Certificate is a 30-credit post-graduate program designed to prepare RNs with an undergraduate and graduate degree in nursing for a career as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. This certificate program prepares the graduate to sit for the national AGACNP certification exam. To ensure the student has met various skills and role competencies, a minimum of 600 supervised clinical hours will be completed in the geographical location of the student. Only Nurse Practitioner specific courses are required for completion of the post- graduate AGACNP certificate completion.

Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate


The Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate is a 30-credit post-graduate program designed to prepare RNs with an undergraduate and graduate degree in nursing for a career as a Family Nurse Practitioner. This certificate program prepares the graduate to sit for the national FNP certification exam. To ensure students have met various skills and role competencies, a minimum of 600 supervised clinical hours will be completed in the students geographical location. Only Nurse Practitioner specific courses are needed for post-MSN FNP certificate completion.

CCNE


The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) began accrediting post-master’s certificate programs January 2014. Programs are not eligible for review until their next schedule CCNE on-site evaluation. Saint Joseph’s College next on-site evaluation is scheduled for Fall 2019.

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