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Master of Science in Nursing

Post-Master’s Certificate in CNS Parent-Child Nursing (Graduate) 

The School of Nursing offers a The Post-Master’s Certificate in CNS Parent-Child Nursing for nurses with master’s degrees in nursing who want to develop advanced practice knowledge and skills in the specialized care of families and children. Included in the course of study are advanced health assessment, advanced pathophysiology, pharmacology, and comprehensive assessment, health promotion, and management of complex care for families and children in various clinical and community settings. The Certificate Program consists of a total of 25 units (16 of the units specific only to the CNS Parent-Child Nursing program). Travel to campus is required for advanced assessment (two 2-day sessions).  The CNS Parent Child option starts in the fall terms only.

A. Eligibility Requirements 

Completion of a master’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution and NLNAC- or CCNE-accredited nursing program, or the equivalent as determined by the School of Nursing Student Affairs Committee.
  1. Overall grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4-point scale) in units attempted, or demonstrated academic ability as required by the faculty, following the appeal process.
  2. Current licensure in the United States. 

B. Pre-requisite courses

Role Option Courses
MSN 526 Pharmacology (3)
MSN 527 Advanced Health Assessment (3)
MSN 528 Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
MSN 523 Family Assessment: Theory and Practice (3)
MSN 525 Theoretical Foundations of CNS Parent-Child Nursing (3)
MSN 541 Parent-Child CNS: Role Performance I (3)
MSN 542 Parent-Child CNS: Role Performance II (4)
MSN 543 Parent-Child CNS: Role Performance III (3)

Note: Student must submit Role option eligibility packet prior to enrollment in Role performance I course

> Click here for CNS Parent-Child Curriculum Chart

> How to apply