Post-Graduate Certificate Program (PGCP)
Post-Graduate Certificate Programs (PGCP) options prepare graduate nurses holding a master's or doctoral degree in nursing in a selected Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) program role and population focus. The following programs are available:
- Academic Nursing The Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Academic Nursing provides access to an unrivaled graduate education specialty concentration designed to foster competency development in the academic nursing role.
- Advanced Headache Diagnosis & Management The Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Advanced Headache Diagnosis and Management brings clinically important and novel information to a diverse group of clinical learners.
- Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Programs Post-Graduate Certificate Programs in Advanced Practice are available in all nurse practitioner specialty areas and are earned in 18 credit hours. The following programs are available:
- Integrate relevant knowledge, principles and theories from nursing and related sciences into the advanced nursing care of individuals, families and populations. (Essential I)
- Demonstrate acumen in organizational leadership through effective collaboration, consultation, and decision-making. (Essential II)
- Integrate research translation and evidence appraisal into advanced nursing practice to initiate change and improve quality outcomes.(Essential IV)
- Evaluate information science approaches and patient-centric technologies to improve health outcomes and enhance quality of care. (Essentials III, V)
- Analyze the impact policies, economic factors, and ethical and socio-cultural dimensions have on advanced nursing practice and health care outcomes. (Essential VI)
- Integrate the concepts of interprofessional communication, collaboration and consultation to effectively manage and coordinate care across systems. (Essential VII)
- Incorporate culturally-appropriate concepts in the planning and delivery of evidence-based preventive and clinical care to communities, and populations. (Essential VIII)
- Demonstrate expertise in a defined area of advanced practice nursing that influences health care outcomes for individuals, populations and systems. (Essential IX)