The University of Mobile Post-Master APRN Certificate program provides an educational route to specialization in an area other than that obtained in their master’s or doctoral program for nurses who already hold a master’s degree in nursing. The program is designed to strengthen or broaden the clinical or management capabilities of master’s-prepared nurses who are planning a role expansion or role change.
Dr. Melinda McGaughy

Dr. Melinda McGaughy
Associate Professor of Nursing

Post-Master APRN Certificate

Post-Master Certificate (PMC) students must successfully complete all didactic and clinical requirements of the desired area of practice. In order to obtain a PMC in the Family Nurse Practitioner specialty, students are required to complete a minimum of 660 supervised hours in direct patient care. The program of study includes academic and clinical courses, and completion results in the awarding of a certificate of academic achievement of post-master study. Completion of the requirements for the PMC is posted on the official University of Mobile transcript.

The Family Nurse Practitioner will be prepared to diagnose, treat, educate and promote the health of patients who may be encountered as individuals, groups and/or families. Students will experience an online program with 3 on-campus intensives, allowing students an opportunity to be face-to-face with faculty and time to network with other nursing professionals. While on campus, cutting-edge simulation and technology in the new Center for Excellence in Healthcare Practice will be utilized to develop clinical expertise.

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 - Complete an FNP certificate in four semesters
- Center for Excellence in Healthcare Practice offers state-of-the-art simulation labs
- Faculty are experienced health care professionals and educators who mentor students
- Cadaver Lab for skills practice
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“University of Mobile faculty is known for mentoring and getting to know each student individually, including in our online programs. Faculty in the FNP program are experienced practitioners who continue to practice in order to stay up to date on treatment modalities.”

Dr. Melinda McGaughy
Associate Professor of Nursing

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