Department of Nursing
Post Master's Certificate of Advanced Study
Bowie State University offers the Post-Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner Post Master's Certificate-Certificate of Advanced Study (PMC-CAS) program option and the Post-Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Educator Post Master's Certificate (NE PMC) program option.
These post–master’s certificate program options prepare professional nurses for advanced practice roles, nurse educator roles, and doctoral study. Graduate nursing education provides the learner with opportunities to develop expertise and specialized knowledge in the care of clients and populations. The post–master’s programs incorporate evidence-based practice that enables nurses to participate in health promotion and disease prevention, health management, education, research, and health policy analysis. It is organized using core, supporting, and specialty content.
Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate – Certificate of Advanced Study (PMC-CAS) Track
The FNP Post-Masters Certificate - Certificate of Advanced Study (PMC-CAS) option includes 35 credit hours of courses and 600 hours of practicum experience. The FNP PMC-CAS is offered on-campus at BSU. Students enrolled in the FNP PMC-CAS option will not be required to take the graduate nursing comprehensive examination (GNCE) if there is evidence of completion of a thesis, scholarly project, and/or comprehensive exam on the official transcript from the program in which the master’s degree was earned. Graduates of this option are eligible to take national certification examinations for the family nurse practitioner role. Program completion isbased on full-time or part-time enrollment (2-2.5yrs).
Nurse Educator Post-Master's Certificate - (NE-PMC)
The Post-Master’s Certificate Nurse Educator (NE PMC) option includes 18 credit hours of courses and over 120 hours of teaching practicum experience. It is offered at the BSU campus. Students enrolled in theNE PMCoptionwillnot be required to takethe graduate nursingcomprehensive examination (GNCE) if there is evidence of completion of a thesis, scholarly project, and/or comprehensive exam on the official transcript from the program in which the master’s degree was earned. Graduates of this option are eligible to take national certification examinations for the nurse educator role, after two years of teaching experience. Program completion is based on full-time or part-time enrollment (2-2.5yrs).Contact
If you have questions or need further information, please contact:
Dr. Euwanna Heard
Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Nursing
Bowie State University
14000 Jericho Park Road, CNSMN Room 2108
Bowie, Maryland, 20715-9465