Advanced Practice Foundations, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

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The Associate Dean for Academic Programs reviews the credentials of each applicant in collaboration with faculty from each specialty area. Exceptions to the requirements can be made on the recommendation of the faculty. The Associate Dean for Academic Programs forwards the admission recommendation to the Dean for Graduate Education who makes the final decision.

Applicants must have the following credentials:

  • Current unrestricted licensure as a registered nurse in one of the fifty states or validated credentials by CGFNS for international applicants. Residents of North Carolina must hold unrestricted North Carolina licensure as a registered nurse.
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
  • A personal statement is required for consideration of admission to the Advanced Practice Foundations P.B.C.
  • An interview is required for selected applicants for the Advanced Practice Foundations P.B.C.

Certificate Program Requirements

Required: 10 credit hours

Required Courses (10 credits)
NUR 708Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing3
NUR 709Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nursing3
NUR 713Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning3
NUR 713LAdvanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning Skills Lab1
Total Credit Hours10