2019-2020 Catalog

Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master Certificate Program

Holy Names University offers a post-master Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner Program of study for registered nurses with a master’s degree in nursing. Qualified applicants must have an MSN, MN, MS, or MA in Nursing from a nationally accredited school/department of nursing and a current California license as a Registered Nurse. The program consists of eleven post-graduate courses and includes 33 units of study. Clinical requirements consist of assignments to approved clinical sites with a qualified preceptor. Up to six units of required coursework can be transferred from previous graduate study if equivalency can be demonstrated. However, all preceptor supervised hours of study (624) must be completed within the program of study at Holy Names University.

Nurses who complete the program of study are eligible to apply for nurse practitioner licensure in the State of California. They are also eligible to sit for the national ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) and national AANP (American Academy of Nurse Practitioners) Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner certification examinations. Certificate coursework is graded with letter grades due to external licensing requirements. Student performance in clinical practice courses is appraised using a “pass” or “fail” system. Student achievement in all other courses in the master’s programs is based on the established grading system of the University. See the section entitled “evaluation” in this catalog for a description of the grading system.

Required Courses

33 units

NURS 241Primary Care of the Family Through the Life Span I

4

NURS 242Primary Care of the Family Through the Life Span II

4

NURS 243Advanced Pathophysiology

3

NURS 244Advanced Pharmacology

3

NURS 251Primary Care of the Family Through the Life Span: Role Development I

1, Pass/Fail

NURS 252Primary Care of the Family Through the Life Span: Role Development II

1, Pass/Fail

NURS 253Primary Care of the Family Through the Life Span: Role Development III

1, Pass/Fail

NURS 270Advanced Health Assessment for the Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner

3

NURS 270LAdvanced Health Assessment for the Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner Lab

1

NURS 274Health Promotion and Risk Reduction of Diverse Populations Across the Life Span

3

Total Credit Hours:24

33 units are required in order to earn the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Master Certificate.  In cases where the Program Coordinator/Dean approves a substitution or exemption from one of the courses listed, the total units earned must still equal 33 units.