This post-master’s certificate option is available for nurses who hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree. A gap analysis is done to determine which courses would be needed to complete the certificate. Post-Master certificates are available for Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.
Post-Master's Certificate Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
This track prepares students to provide direct care and to take leadership in the primary care of young adults, adults and older adults. Primary care sites include outpatient clinics, work sites, college health services, emergency rooms, home health and other community-based settings. Upon completion of this track, students are eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and for national certification as an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Practitioner.
Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
The Family Nurse Practitioner online program is designed to prepare nurses with the skills needed to deliver cutting-edge, community-based primary health care to individuals and families across the lifespan. Upon completion of this track, students are eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and for national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Post-Master's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate
The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program prepares nurse practitioner students to provide a full range of mental health services to clients across the life span. This specialty emphasizes prevention, diagnosis, and management of both acute episodic and chronic mental illnesses. Although not setting specific, clinical rotations will primarily occur in in-patient, outpatient, and community residential settings. Upon completion of this track, students are eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and for national certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
Post-Master's Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialists Certificate
At this time, La Salle University is not accepting or enrolling new students into this program. Please complete this form as an expression of interest and to receive information about this program from La Salle University at a later date.
This post-master’s certificate option is available for nurses who hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree.
The track for a clinical nurse specialist prepares a professional for overseeing nursing care for a group of well or ill clients in hospitals, homes, and primary care settings, acting as a program director in some positions. Two major areas of responsibility include direct and indirect patient care. This nurse moves in and out of direct care situations when expert skill and knowledge are required. The clinical nurse specialist is accountable to patients, advocates for them, and evaluates the quality of nursing services. In indirect care, this nurse’s responsibility is primarily to a nursing staff, serving as a consultant, bringing expert clinical knowledge to health care providers on a system-wide basis, and applying current research findings to patient care. This nurse’s expertise contributes greatly to the plan of care for patients.
Consistent with Lasallian values, the Mission of the Nursing Program is to provide scientifically based nursing curricula to educate clinically competent, caring, nursing professionals with a commitment to excellence in practice, service, life-long learning, and scholarship.
- Prepare students to provide nursing services in health care agencies and communities with an emphasis on vulnerable populations
- Prepare students to provide professional nursing services in health care agencies and communities with an emphasis on vulnerable populations
- Facilitate students’ professional development in the knowledge, skills, and values to advocate for a healthy society
- Foster student and faculty engagement in inter-professional and collaborative health care services, programs, and research
- Educate students to strengthen the nursing profession and to contribute to the health of society through service and practice
- Develop a community of life-long learners among students, faculty, alumni, and community partners.
Program Specific Information
The BSN, MSN, DNP, and APRN Post-master’s Certificate programs at La Salle University are accredited by the:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
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Please refer to the handbook which can be found at https://www.lasalle.edu/nursing-msn/wp-content/uploads/sites/135/2018/08/grad-nursing-rnbsn-handbook-2018.pdf