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 Department of Nursing

Post Master's Certificate of Advanced Study

 

Bowie State University offers the Post-Master’s of Science in NursingFamily Nurse Practitioner Certificate (PMC-FNP) program track and the Post-Master’s of Science in NursingNurse Educator Certificate (PMC-NE) program track. These post–master’s certificate program tracks 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.

 

Post-Master’s Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner (PMC-FNP) Track

The Post-Master’s Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner (PMC-FNP) track includes 35 credit hours of courses and over 600 hours of practicum experience. (The PMC-FNP is offered on-campus at BSU and at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center as a cohort is assembled for a hybrid curriculum). Students enrolled in the PMC-FNP track will not be required to take a comprehensive nursing exam, 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 track are eligible to take national certification examinations for the family nurse practitioner role. Program completion is a based on full-time or part-time enrollment (2-2.5yrs).

From day one, students in the computer science program get hands-on experience as they explore a variety of computing paths. With cutting-edge resources like a makerspace with 3-D printing and specialized computer labs, students are creating everything from networks and hardware to systems and graphics. Our specialized cybersecurity courses—recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as models of excellence—also prepare students for a high-demand profession to help secure the nation from cyber attacks.

You will:

  • Utilize computer programming, theoretical principles and practical tools to solve problems.
  • Apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles and theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems.
  • Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society.
  • Understand the complexities of database management and data mining.

Support Courses

NURS 607

NURS 608

NURS 610

NURS 730

Advanced Health Assessment

Pharmacotherapeutics

Advanced Pathophysiology

Seminar in Critical Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing

4 credits

3 credits

3 credits

3 credits

Role Courses

NURS  712

NURS  713

NURS  714

NURS  715

NURS  716

NURS  717

NURS  718

NURS  719

Primary Care I Adult Clients

Primary Care I Adult Clients Practicum           

Primary Care II – Women’s Health, Obstetric and Pediatric Clients

Primary Care II – Women’s Health, Obstetric and Pediatric Clients - Practicum

Primary Care III – Older Adult Clients

Primary Care III – Older Adult Clients -  Practicum

Primary Care IV – Family Nurse Practitioner Role and Seminar

Primary Care IV – Family Nurse Practitioner Role and Seminar Practicum             

3 credits

2 credits

5 credits

3 credits

2 credits

2 credits

2 credits

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:  35

 

Post-Master’s Certificate –Nurse Educator (PMC-NE) Track

The Post-Master’s Certificate Nurse Educator (PMC-NE) track includes 18 credit hours of courses and over 120 hours of teaching practicum experience. (It is offered at the BSU campus, not at SMHEC). Students enrolled in the PMC-NE track will not be required to take a comprehensive nursing exam, 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 track are eligible to take national certification examinations for the nurse educator role, after two years of teaching experience. Program completion is a based on full-time or part-time enrollment (2-2.5yrs).

Support Courses

NURS 610

Advanced Pathophysiology

3 credits

Role Courses

NURS 620

NURS 622

NURS 624

NURS 626

NURS 628

The Nurse Educator Role

Curriculum Design

Instructional Strategies and Evaluation

Technology in Nursing Education

Teaching Practicum (120 hours )

3 credits

3 credits

3 credits

3 credits

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:  18

 

To apply for the Post-Master’s Certificate tracks, go to the Graduate Nursing Program website and follow the instructions. Please indicate on the Graduate Nursing Program application the certificate program track of interest.

Contact

If you have questions or need further information, please contact:

Dr. Malik AdamsDistance Learning Site for the FNP ProgramSouthern Maryland Higher Education Center44219 Airport Rd. California, MD 20619Email: madams@bowiestate.eduPhone: 301-737-2500 www.smhec.org