SU Nursing offers Post-Graduate Certificates designed to meet the needs and be sensitive to the MSN-prepared RN, with the philosophy that post-graduate students are highly motivated adult learners who learn independently as well as in structured settings.
There are five concentration areas available: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Health Systems Management, Nurse Midwifery, Nursing Education, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
Course work can be completed in 12 months of full-time study. Didactic courses are offered one day a week. Clinical experiences are arranged with individual preceptors in surrounding communities. 690 clock hours are spent in faculty or preceptor supervised settings.
Graduates of the FNP Certificate program are eligible to sit for the national certification exam given by either the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
The program can be completed in 12 months full time with summer courses. A part-time program is available. Cohorts are established in September or January. All classroom courses are on Wednesday or Thursday. Clinical placement is arranged by faculty and will be scheduled at the convenience of the facility hosting the student.