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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Nursing

Graduate Programs

Graduate Certificate Nurse Practitioner

This certificate is awarded to students who complete 32-38 units of post-masters course work in one of the Nurse Practitioner specialty areas. Applications from students who hold a masters degree in nursing as a nurse practitioner will be reviewed individually.

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 State of California RN licensure.
  • 3. Three letters/checklists of references
  • 4. Completion of the School of Nursing Graduate Program Application and university application.

Requirements

  • 1. Completion of a minimum of 32-38 units in approved upper division and graduate courses;
  • 2. An overall GPA of 3.0 or better.

Core Courses

For all Certificate in Nurse Practitioner specialties, take the following courses:

  • NRSG 510 Advanced Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program and completion of upper division pathophysiology course, or consent of instructor.
  • NRSG 520 Advanced Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program, or consent of instructor.
  • NRSG 540 Health Care Economics, Policy, and Management for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program or consent of instructor.
  • NRSG 550 Human Diversity and Psychosocial Issues in Health Care for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program or consent of instructor.
  • NRSG 560 Foundations of Theoretical and Professional Roles for Advanced Practice Nurses (2)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program or instructor consent.

For Family, Adult-Geriatric, Women's Health, and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialties, take the following additional core courses:

  • NRSG 530 Advanced Physical Assessment for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program and completion of basic physical assessment course, or consent of instructor.
  • NRSG 530L Advanced Physical Assessment Lab (1)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate program or consent of instructor. Corerequisties: NRSG 530.

For Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty only, take the following additional core courses:

  • NRSG 535 Advanced Pediatric Physical Assessment and Health Promotion (2)
  • NRSG 535L Advanced Pediatric Physical Assessment Laboratory (1)

Specialty Courses

Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty

Family Nurse Practitioner Theory Courses:

  • NRSG 620 Family Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 620A, 620B.
  • NRSG 621 Family Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 620, 620A, 620B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 621A, 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, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560, 596 and clinical pre-test, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 620, 620B.
  • NRSG 620B Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 620, 620A.
  • NRSG 621A Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 620, 620A, 620B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 621, 621B.
  • NRSG 621B Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 620, 620A, 620B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 621, 621A.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Specialty

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Theory Courses:

  • NRSG 650 Pediatric Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 510, 520, 535, 535L, 540, 550, 560, and 596. Corequisites: NRSG 650A and 650B.
  • NRSG 651 Pediatric Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 650, 650A, 650B. Corequisites: NRSG 651A and 651B.
  • NRSG 652 Pediatric Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 651, 651A, 651B. Corequisites: NRSG 652A.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Clinical Courses:

  • NRSG 650A Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 510, 520, 535, 535L, 540, 550, 560, and 596 or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 650 and 650B.
  • NRSG 650B Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 510, 520, 535, 535L, 540, 550, 560, and 596. Corequisites: NRSG 650 and 650A.
  • NRSG 651A Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 650, 650A, and 650B. Corequisites: NRSG 651 and 651B.
  • NRSG 651B Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 650, 650A, and 650B. Corequisites: NRSG 651 and 651A.
  • NRSG 652A Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing V (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 651, 651A, 651B. Corequisites: NRSG 652.

Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Specialty

Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Theory Courses:

  • NRSG 630 Adult-Geriatric Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560, 596 and clinical pre-test, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 630A, 630B
  • NRSG 631 Adult-Geriatric Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 630, 630A, 630B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 631A, 631B.

Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Clinical Courses:

  • NRSG 630A Adult-Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560, 596 and clinical pre-test, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 630, 630B.
  • NRSG 630B Adult-Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560, 596 and clinical pre-test, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 630, 630A.
  • NRSG 631A Adult-Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 630, 630A, 630B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 631, 631B.
  • NRSG 631B Adult-Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 630, 630A, 630B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 631, 631A.

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Theory Courses:

  • NRSG 640 Psychiatric-Mental Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 640A, 640B.
  • NRSG 641 Psychiatric-Mental Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 640, 640A, 640B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 641A, 641B.

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Clinical Courses:

  • NRSG 640A Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 640, 640B.
  • NRSG 640B Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 640, 640A.
  • NRSG 641A Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 640, 640A, 640B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 641, 641B.
  • NRSG 641B Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 640, 640A, 640B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 641, 641A.

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty

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, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 an d 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 610A, 610B.
  • NRSG 611 Women's Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program, and NRSG 610, 610A, 610B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 611A, 611B.
  • NRSG 612 Women's Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 611, 611A, 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, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 610, 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, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 610, 610A.
  • NRSG 611A Women's Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program and NRSG 610, 610A, 610B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 611, 611B.
  • NRSG 611B Women's Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program and NRSG 610, 610A, 610B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 611, 611A.
  • NRSG 612A. Women's Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing V (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program, NRSG 611, 611A, and 611B. Corequisite: NRSG 612.
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