As employment opportunities and demands of the health care environment change, nurses at the graduate level need additional specialty education. The College of Health Professions at Wilmington University has developed options for nurses holding an earned M.S.N. degree, who seek to become a nurse practitioner for the first time or who seek another concentration as a nurse practitioner.
All candidates for any post-master’s certificate must make an application to the program as a certificate candidate and must meet the admission requirements for the M.S.N. program. Applicants will have graduate transcripts reviewed and will be advised regarding course selection. Course of study is individualized based on the type of M.S.N. held by the candidate.
Students will be eligible for APRN licensure and national certification through AANC or AANP board certification programs.
Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program Competencies
Through completion of the selected certification program, graduates will:
Post-M.S.N. Certificate Course of Study
Courses are listed in order of sequence.
MSN 6603 Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology
MSN 7702 Advanced Adult Health Assessment
MSN 7709 Advanced Geriatric Assessment and Health Promotion
MSN 7703 Advanced Pharmacology
MSN 7705 Primary Care II: Acute and Chronic Care of Adults
MSN 7707 Primary Care III: Gender Health Issues
MSN 7708 Primary Care IV: Acute and Chronic Care of Geriatrics
MSN 8104 Certificate Adult/Gerontology Practicum I
MSN 8204 Certificate Adult/Gerontology Practicum II
MSN 8304 Certificate Adult/Gerontology Practicum III
MSN 6603, MSN 7703: May be accepted as transfer credits
MSN 8104: May be accepted as Prior Learning Assessment
MSN 7707: Many ANP programs include some gender-related health courses and clinical requirements. This will be reviewed on an individual basis
MSN 7701 Child Development and Assessment
MSN 7704 Primary Care I: Acute and Chronic Care of Children
MSN 8103 Certificate Family Practicum I
MSN 8203 Certificate Family Practicum II
MSN 8303 Certificate Family Practicum III
MSN 7707: Many ANP programs include some gender-related health courses and clinical requirements. This will be reviewed on an individual basis.
MSN 8103: May be accepted as Prior Learning Assessment
MSN 7703: May be accepted as transfer credits
MSN 7707: Many GNP programs include some gender-related health courses and clinical requirements. This will be reviewed on an individual basis
MSN 8348 Psychopharmacology for the Advanced Practice Nurse Across the Lifespan
MSN 8349 Therapeutic Modalities and Psychiatric Conditions Across the Lifespan
MSN 8350 Psychiatric Mental Health Conditions and Therapeutic Interventions Across the Lifespan I
MSN 8351 Psychiatric Mental Health Conditions and Therapeutic Interventions Across the Lifespan II
MSN 8352 Psychiatric Mental Health Management of Serious Conditions in Vulnerable Populations Across the Lifespan: Family/Group
MSN 8353 Certificate Psychiatric Mental Health Practicum I
MSN 8354 Certificate Psychiatric Mental Health Practicum II
MSN 8355 Certificate Psychiatric Mental Health Practicum III
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2018-2019 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2018 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.