The Certificate in Advanced Practice Nursing program enables D.N.P. students who are certified in a specialty area to pursue clinical training in a second specialty area. Students choose one of six certificate subprograms: adult gerontology nurse practitioner—primary care, adult/gerontology nurse practitioner—acute care, family nurse practitioner, pediatric nurse practitioner—primary care, pediatric nurse practitioner—acute care, or psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner.
Certificate requirements include advanced clinical core courses and a sequence of specialty courses determined by the coordinator of the specialty area. Students who complete the D.N.P. program and the certificate requirements are qualified to sit for a professional certification examination. Visit DNP Plans of Study on the College of Nursing website for information about certificate program requirements.