POST-MASTER’S APRN CERTIFICATE


Curtis Mathis, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC
Director, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, 
Instructor of Nursing 
251.442.2342
cmathis@umobile.edu

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Dr. Curtis A. Mathis, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC
Graduate Chair
School of Nursing
251.442.2342
cmathis@umobile.edu
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Post-Master’s APRN Certificate

The purpose of the post-master’s certificate program is to provide 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.

Post-master’s 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 560 supervised hours in direct patient care. The program of study includes academic and clinical courses, and completion results in awarding a certificate of academic achievement of post-master’s study. Completion of the requirements for the PMC is posted on the student’s official University of Mobile transcript.

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

Semester 1 (FALL)  Course Name Course Hours
NU 507
Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning (2-1-0) 
3
NU 509 Advanced Pharmacology (3-0-0) 3
Credits  6
Semester 2 (SPRING)
NU 508 Advanced Pathophysiology (3-0-0) 3
NU 510 Family Nurse Practitioner I: Care of Children (1-0-2) (8 weeks) 3
NU 612  Family Nurse Practitioner II: Care of Women (1-0-2) (8 weeks) 3
Credits 9
Semester 3 (SUMMER)
NU 501  Theory and Ethics for Advanced Nursing Practice (2-0-0) 2
NU 545 Family Nurse Practitioner III: Care of Adults: Care of 6 Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disease (2-0-4) 6
Credit  8
Semester 4 (Fall)
NU 610 Family Nurse Practitioner IV: Care of Adults II (2-0-4) 6
NU 613 Specialty Focus Practicum (0-0-2) 2
NU 626
Transitions to Advanced Nursing Practice (1-0-0) 
1
Credit  9

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 32
TOTAL CLINICAL HOURS: 560
CREDIT HOUR TO CLINICAL RATIO: 40:1