Nursing Education Advanced Certificate Overview
The Nursing Education Advanced Certificate program is designed to prepare the advanced practice nurse who holds a MS in Nursing degree. The advanced certificate is an 18-credit program, which consists of one core course (3-credits), four specialization courses (12-credits), and a 120-hour practicum (3-credits).
- Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university
Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
GPA of 3.0 or above
Applicants with international education are required to have their earned credits evaluated by NACES to be comparable to United States standards.
Copy of currently registered and unencumbered RN License
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are a permanent resident of another state, have an active RN license in that state and plan to do your clinical practicum experiences in that state, you will not have to obtain a New York State RN license UNLESS your State Board of Nursing does not permit students enrolled in programs out-of-state to do their practicum in their resident state. If you are not sure, you can check with the Clinical Coordinator at Mercy University.
Mercy University has partnered with Suburban Hospital Alliance member hospitals, New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) and 119 Local Heath Care Workers to bring affiliates discounted tuition rates of 15% at Mercy University.
Students are able to apply with the Mercy University Graduate Application.
Program Details & Curriculum
Nursing Education Advanced Certificate Curriculum:
NURS 504 – Bio & Epi (3 credits)
NURS 604 – Health Assess (3 credits)
NURS 606 - Curriculum (3 credits)
NURS 609 - Instruct Strategies (3 credits); Prerequisite: NURS 606
NURS 614 – Student Eval (3 credits); Prerequisite: NURS 609
NURS 700 - Practicum (3 credits); Prerequisite: NURS 614
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