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The post-master's certificate program in Nursing Case Management, which is based on the MSN program, is designed to prepare nurses to practice as case managers for rural populations. Nurses who are already prepared at the master's level for roles such as nurse practitioners, clinical specialists or nurse administrators and who need case management knowledge and expertise to enact the nurse case manager role can apply for the post-master's certificate program. Students in the post-master's certificate program will enroll in the existing case management courses, but they will not be required to complete the nursing core courses, such as research and theory, if they were completed in the master's program.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements are consistent with those of the Graduate School. Applicants for the post-maters's certificate in Nursing Case Management will be considered on a competitive basis. Nurses who are interested in the Post-Masters Certificate in Nursing Case Management are encouraged to contact the Capstone College of Nursing (CCN) Graduate Recruitment and Retention Liaison.
 
The following are requirements for admission:

  1. Master's degree in nursing from a regionally and CCNE or NLN accredited graduate program in nursing or a master's degree in a health-related field with a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited program.
  2. For unconditional admission, a grade point average of at least 3.0 overall (based on a 4.0 grading scale) or 3.0 for the last 60 semester hours of graduate work is required.
  3. For conditional admission, a grade point average of at least 2.5 overall (based on a 4.0 grading scale) for undergraduate work, and a score of at least 300* on the GRE general test OR at least in the 40th percentile on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is required.
  4. Current unencumbered RN licensure in the United States. Click here to view the states from which the Capstone College of Nursing currently accepts applications for admission.

See the Admission Criteria section of this catalog for more information.

Application for Certification

Candidates for certification must apply in writing to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the Capstone College of Nursing one semester before completion of certification requirements is anticipated.

Sample Program of Study

First Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
NUR 522 (2 didactic; 1 clinical (60))3NUR 520 (3 didactic; 1 clinical (60))4NUR 530 (6 clinical (360) - 3 hours of this course may be taken in the spring 1 semester)6
  NUR 580 (2 didactic; 1 clinical (60))3
 3 4 9
Total Hours: 16

The student’s transcript and portfolio will be assessed for the following courses or proven expertise. In the absence of transcript credit or expertise evidenced via the portfolio, the below courses must be completed.

More InformationHours
CHS 520Basic Epidemiology3
NUR 501Theoretical Models for Advanced Nursing Practice with Rural Populations3
NUR 502Issues in Community Health for Rural Populations2
NUR 503Nursing Informatics in Healthcare3
NUR 505Advanced Health Assessment3
NUR 521Advanced Pharmacology3
NUR 529Advanced Pathophysiology3
Total Hours20