• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    18
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $476.50
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $1169.70
Nurses holding a graduate degree in nursing from an accredited university are eligible to take coursework to achieve a Post Graduate Certificate in an area of Advanced Nursing Practice (ANP). Program requirements are tailored to the individual student, depending on past academic work, clinical experience, the students goals, and specialty requirements. This individualization affects the length of the program and the specific plan of study for each student and certificate. Upon completion of the post-graduate requirements, a graduate certificate is awarded by the College of Nursing and Graduate School. Graduates are eligible to apply to take board certification exams in the advanced practice role and population for which they have been prepared.

Admissions & Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  2. Official transcripts from all previous schools
  3. BSN or MSN from a nationally accredited nursing program
  4. Current professional licensure with eligibility for Missouri license
  5. Completion of an undergraduate general statistics course
  6. Completion of an undergraduate health assessment course of equivalent
  7. Two years of clinical experience are preferred before starting clinicals
NOTE: Individuals residing in AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, MN, MI, MA, MD, ME, LA, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, MS, CO, CT, SD, TN, TX, DE, FL, NE, MT, UT, VT, NV, GA, GU, NH, VA, VI, NJ, HI, ID, NM, WA, DC, NY, IL, IN, NC, WV, IA, ND, WI, WY, MP, OH, KY or KS are not able to enroll in this program.

Courses

Core
  • NURSE 6518Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing Practice3 Credits

    This course prepares the student to interpret changes in physiology that result in symptoms indicative of illness by a systematic examination of disease processes. The graduate student will compare and contrast differential diagnosis within physiological systems of sub-cellular and cellular origin, biochemical, and anatomical changes across the life span.

  • NURSE 6520Pharmacology For Advanced Nursing Practice3 Credits

    This is a course in clinical pharmacotherapeutics that builds on prior knowledge of drug classifications, actions, interactions, and adverse drug reactions. The major focus of the course is the pharmacotherapeutic use of medications for primary healthcare management by advanced practice nurses. Emphasis is placed on clinical critical thinking processes used to prescribe drugs in the management of specific illnesses. The laws and regulations for advanced practice nurse prescriptive authority will be addressed. Emphases include pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacotherapeutics, health-related information, medication compliance, and issues that pertain to the prescribing of medications in advanced nursing practice.

  • NURSE 6524Health Assessment For Advanced Nursing Practice3 Credits

    This course provides a systematic approach to advanced physical assessment as well as psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual assessment of individuals across the life span. This course builds upon basic health assessment knowledge and skills, laboratory work interpretation, validation, documentation, and analysis of assessment findings. This course includes mandatory didactic and clinical experiences.

  • NURSE 6530Clinical Diagnostics for Advanced Nursing Practice3 Credits

    This course provides an introduction to the interpretation and appropriate use of diagnostic measures for advanced practice nurses in primary care settings. Special attention is paid to laboratory, radiographic and diagnostic testing. In addition, clinical opportunities will be provided to gain clinical interventional skills for advanced practice nursing.

  • NURSE 6746Women's Health I: Diagnosis and Management in Advanced Practice Nursing5 Credits

    This course builds upon the advanced practice foundational courses of pathophysiology, pharmacology and advanced physical assessment to prepare students to assume roles in the advanced nursing care of women across the life span, with a focus on reproductive health, including male sexual and reproductive health. Emphasis is placed on clinical assessment and decision-making in the provision of direct patient care within the defined scope of practice. Students will synthesize prior learning and apply primary prevention strategies into the diagnosis and holistic management of common acute, chronic and mental health problems in this population.

  • NURSE 6747Women's Health II: Diagnosis and Management in Advanced Practice Nursing5 Credits

    This course builds upon the advanced practice foundational courses of pathophysiology, pharmacology and advanced physical assessment to prepare students to assume roles in the advanced nursing care of the adult-geriatric age spectrum. Emphasis is placed on clinical assessment and decision-making in the provision of direct patient care within a defined scope of practice. Students will synthesize prior learning and apply primary prevention strategies into the diagnosis and holistic management of common acute, chronic and mental health problems in this population.

  • NURSE 6954Advanced Practice Nursing: Residency I3 Credits

    This clinical course provides precepted experiences that allow students to continue to develop the nurse practitioner role and clinical competencies within their specific emphasis area. Students integrate theory and clinical competencies to provide preventative care, health promotion, health education and evidence-based care for acute, chronic and mental health conditions for individuals and families.

  • NURSE 6955Advanced Practice Nursing: Residency II4 Credits

    This clinical course provides a continuation of precepted experiences that allow students to develop the nurse practitioner role and clinical competencies within their specific emphasis area. Students integrate theory and clinical competencies to provide preventative care, health promotion, health education and evidence-based care for acute, chronic and mental health conditions for individuals and families.

  • NURSE 7209Advanced Nursing Roles and the Role of the DNP3 Credits

    This course provides students with the opportunity to synthesize and analyze knowledge of the advanced nursing role and the DNP role within a specified population focus and role. The overview of selected theories and frameworks that can be used to guide advanced practice nurses and nursing leaders in facilitating the use of evidence-based practice, understanding cultural aspects of care, and framing situational awareness. Emphasis includes sub-roles of the doctorally-prepared nurse including Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), leader, consultant, expert, researcher, and educator.

  • NURSE 7954Advanced Practice Nursing: Residency III3 Credits

    This clinical course provides continued precepted experiences that allow students to develop the leadership and population-focused role and clinical competencies within their specific emphasis area. Students integrate theory and clinical competencies to population preventative care, healthcare, health promotion, health education, health systems leadership, policy, and evidence-based care populations.

Tuition & Fees

Missouri Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $476.50
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1429.50
Missouri Non-Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1169.70
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3509.10
Metro Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $476.50
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1429.50
Tuition rates are subject to change.

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