Post-Master's Certificate - Nurse Practitioner

Post-Master's Gainful Employment Disclosure

The post-graduate certificate program builds upon and expands the knowledge, values, and skills of the Master's prepared nurse. The College offers the option of advanced study for Primary Care Nurse Practitioner leading to a Post Masters Certificate. In addition to specialty courses which prepare for expanded clinical roles in adult and gerontological health or family health, the student is prepared for prescriptive authority in advanced pathophysiology, assessment, and pharmacology. The program is 100% online and primary care based practicum hours are set up where you reside.

Certificate Requirements

  • Completion of 25-34 credits at the graduate level (depending on previous degree and Rx authority)
  • A grade of "B" or more in all nursing courses
  • Completion of certificate requirements within six years

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all previous course work
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resumé
  • Completion of an accredited Master's degree in nursing program
  • Current unrestricted Registered Nurse License from the state where you practice during practicum rotations
  • Passing score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if your native language is not English.
  • Submission of all application materials by posted deadlines 

Curriculum

Advanced Practice Nurse Core Courses - if needed

NURS 6280 Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics
3
NURS 6730 Advanced Health Assessment
3
NURS 6740 Advanced Pathophysiology
3
Nurse Practitioner Specialty Focus (Adult/Geriatric)
NURS 6910 Primary Care of Acute Health Conditions
6
NURS 6920 Primary Care of Chronic Health Conditions
6
NURS 6930 Foundational Principles for Elder Care
2
NURS 6940 Geriatric Clinical Syndromes
4
NURS 6980 Synthesis Practicum
8
Nurse Practitioner Specialty Focus (Family NP)
NURS 6900 Primary Care of Pediatric Patients
5
NURS 6910 Primary Care of Acute Health Conditions
6
NURS 6920 Primary Care of Chronic Health Conditions
6
NURS 6980 Synthesis Practicum
8

Application Procedure

  1. Apply online
    1. By September 15 for Spring admission
    2. By June 15 for Fall admission
  2. Send other materials to:
    Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences
    University of Colorado Colorado Springs
    1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
    Colorado Springs, CO 80918
    ATTN: Graduate Nursing


    For more information, contact Diane Busch at dbusch@uccs.edu or 719.255.4424.