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Policy Statement - 18-05 Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Nurse Practitioner Certificate for Practicing Nurse Practitioners

This new state-supported program was recommended by the Academic Senate on April 6, 2018 and concurred by the President on April 10, 2018.

This certificate is intended for students who hold a MS in Nursing and who are certified as Nurse Practitioners in a specialty area and wish to add a specialty area. Applications for the Nurse Practitioner Certificate for Practicing Nurse Practitioners will be reviewed individually and pre-testing of prior content mastery may be required depending upon knowledge currency.

This certificate program is eligible for Financial Aid. Please see the department web site for required Federal disclosure information.

Prerequisites:

  • 1. Copies of transcripts of Baccalaureate in Nursing and Masters in Nursing degrees.
  • 2. Copy of unrestricted State of California RN licensure.
  • 3. Copy of unrestricted license to practice as a Nurse Practitioner.

3. Three letters of reference.
4. Demonstrated content mastery in the areas of Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology and Advanced Physical Assessment (may require successful completion of pre-test).
5. Completion of the School of Nursing Graduate Program Application and University application.

Requirements

1. Completion of the number of units specified for the Nurse Practitioner area of specialty (either 18, 24, 27 units) in approved upper division and graduate courses; 2. An overall GPA of 3.0 or better.

Required Courses

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Specialty (18 Units) Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Theory Courses:

NRSG 660 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
Prerequisite(s): Admission to AGACNP program and NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 530, NRSG 530L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, 560, NRSG 596 or consent of instructor. Corequisite(s): NRSG 660A, NRSG 660B

NRSG 661 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the AGACNP program and NRSG 660, NRSG 660A, NRSG 660B, or consent of instructor.

Corequisite(s): NRSG 661A, NRSG 661B

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Clinical Courses:

NRSG 660A Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the AGACNP program and NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 530, NRSG 530L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560, NRSG 596. Corequisite(s): NRSG 660, NRSG 660B

NRSG 660B Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the AGACNP program and NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 530, NRSG 530L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560, NRSG 596. Corequisite(s): NRSG 660, NRSG 660A.

NRSG 661A Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the AGACNP program and NRSG 660, NRSG 660A, NRSG 660B.

Corequisite(s): NRSG 661 + NRSG 661B

NRSG 661B Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3)
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the AGACNP program and NRSG 660, NRSG 660A, NRSG 660B.

Corequisite(s): NRSG 661, NRSG 661A

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Specialty (18 Units) Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Theory Courses:

NRSG 630 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 530, NRSG 530L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560, NRSG 596 and clinical pre-test, or departmental consent required.

Corequisites: NRSG 630A, NRSG 630B.

NRSG 631 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
Prerequisites: NRSG 630, NRSG 630A, NRSG 630B, or departmental consent required.

Corequisites: NRSG 631A, NRSG 631B.

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Clinical Courses:

NRSG 630A Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 530, NRSG 530L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560, NRSG 596 and clinical pre-test, or departmental consent required.

Corequisites: NRSG 630, NRSG 630B.

NRSG 630B Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 530, NRSG 530L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560, NRSG 596, or consent of instructor.

Corequisites: NRSG 630, NRSG 630A.

NRSG 631A Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)
Prerequisites: NRSG 630, NRSG 630A, NRSG 630B, or departmental consent required.

Corequisites: NRSG 631, NRSG 631B.

NRSG 631B Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3)
Prerequisites: NRSG 630, NRSG 630A, NRSG 630B, or departmental consent required.

Corequisites: NRSG 631, NRSG 631A.

Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty (18 units) Family Nurse Practitioner Theory Courses:

NRSG 620 Family Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 530, NRSG 530L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560 and NRSG 596, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 620A, NRSG 620B.

NRSG 621 Family Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3) Prerequisites: NRSG 620, NRSG 620A, NRSG 620B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 621A, NRSG 621B.

Family Nurse Practitioner Clinical Courses:

NRSG 620A Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3) Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 530, NRSG 530L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560, NRSG 596, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 620, NRSG 620B.

NRSG 620B Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3) Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 530, NRSG 530L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560 and NRSG 596, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 620, NRSG 620A.

NRSG 621A Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3) Prerequisites: NRSG 620, NRSG 620A, NRSG 620B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 621, NRSG 621B.

NRSG 621B Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3) Prerequisites: NRSG 620, NRSG 620A, NRSG 620B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 621, NRSG 621A.

Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Specialty (24 Units) Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Theory Courses:

NRSG 650 Pediatric Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3) Prerequisites: NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 535, NRSG 535L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560, and NRSG 596.
Corequisites: NRSG 650A and NRSG 650B.

NRSG 651 Pediatric Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3) Prerequisites: NRSG 650, NRSG 650A, NRSG 650B. Corequisites: NRSG 651A and NRSG 651B.

NRSG 652 Pediatric Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3) Prerequisites: NRSG 651, NRSG 651A, NRSG 651B
Corequisite: NRSG 652A.

Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Clinical Courses:

NRSG 650A Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3) Prerequisites: NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 535, NRSG 535L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560, and NRSG 596 or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 650 and NRSG 650B.

NRSG 650B Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3) Prerequisites: NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 535, NRSG 535L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560, and NRSG 596.
Corequisites: NRSG 650 and NRSG 650A.

NRSG 651A Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3) Prerequisites: NRSG 650, NRSG 650A, and NRSG 650B
Corequisites: NRSG 651 and NRSG 651B.

NRSG 651B Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3) Prerequisites: NRSG 650, NRSG 650A, and NRSG 650B
Corequisites: NRSG 651 and NRSG 651A.

NRSG 652A Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing V (3) Prerequisites: NRSG 651, NRSG 651A, NRSG 651B
Corequisite: NRSG 652.

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan) Specialty (27 Units)
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan) Theory Courses:

NRSG 640. Psychiatric-Mental Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to PMHNP program; completion of NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 530, NRSG 530L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560 and NRSG 596, or consent of instructor.

Corequisite: NRSG 640A, NRSG 643.

NRSG 641. Psychiatric-Mental Health Theory for Adults and Elderly for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to PMHNP program; completion of NRSG 640, NRSG 640A, & NRSG 643, or consent of instructor.

Corequisite: NRSG 641A & NRSG 641B.

NRSG 642. Psychiatric Mental Health Theory for Children and Adolescents for Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to the PMHNP program and completion of NRSG 641, NRSG 641A, and NRSG 641B, or consent of instructor.

Corequisites: NRSG 642A, NRSG 642B

NRSG 643. Psychiatric-Mental Health Advanced Pharmacology II (3) Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 530, NRSG 530L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560, and NRSG 596, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 640, NRSG 640A, NRSG 640B

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Clinical Courses:

NRSG 640A. Psychiatric-Mental Health Across the Lifespan Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 530, NRSG 530L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560 and NRSG 596, or consent of instructor.

Corequisites: NRSG 640, NRSG 643.

NRSG 641A. Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies for Adults for Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to PMHNP program; completion of NRSG 640, NRSG 640A, NRSG 643 or consent of instructor.

Corequisite: NRSG 641 & NRSG 641B.

NRSG 641B. Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies for Elderly for Advanced Practice Nursing V (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to PMHNP program; completion of NRSG 640, NRSG 640A, NRSG 643 or consent of instructor.

Corequisite: NRSG 641 & NRSG 641A.

NRSG 642A. Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies for Children for Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to the PMHNP program and completion of NRSG 641, NRSG 641A and NRSG 641B, or consent of instructor.

Corequisites: NRSG 642, NRSG 642B

NRSG 642B. Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies for Adolescents for Advanced Practice Nursing V (3).
Prerequisites: Admission to the PMHNP program and completion of NRSG 641, NRSG 614A, NRSG 641B.

Corequisites: NRSG 642, NURS 642A

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty (24 Units) Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Theory Courses:

NRSG 610 Women's Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3) Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 530, NRSG 530L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560 and NRSG 596, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 610A, NRSG 610B.

NRSG 611 Women's Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3) Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program and NRSG 610, NRSG 610A, NRSG 610B, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 611A, NRSG 611B.

NRSG 612 Women's Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3) Prerequisites: NRSG 611, NRSG 611A, NRSG 611B.
Corequisite: NRSG 612A.

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Clinical Courses:

NRSG 610A Women's Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3) Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program in the women’s health nurse practitioner specialty and NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 530, NRSG 530L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560 and NRSG 596, or consent of instructor.

Corequisites: NRSG 610, NRSG 610B.

NRSG 610B Women's Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program in the women’s health nurse practitioner specialty and NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 530, NRSG 530L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560 and NRSG 596, or consent of instructor.

Corequisites: NRSG 610, NRSG 610A.

NRSG 611A Women's Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program and NRSG 610, NRSG 610A, NRSG 610B, or consent of instructor.

Corequisites: NRSG 611, NRSG 611B.

NRSG 611B Women's Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program and NRSG 610, NRSG 610A, NRSG 610B, or consent of instructor.

Corequisites: NRSG 611, NRSG 611A.

NRSG 612A. Women's Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing V (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program, NRSG 611, NRSG 611A, and NRSG 611B.

Corequisite: NRSG 612.

EFFECTIVE: Fall 2018

Campus Code: NRSGCT03PB
College: 15
PS 18-05