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Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) post-MSN certificate, offered by the School of Nursing, is for professional nurses who are interested in advanced nursing care for adult and geriatric patients. Graduates of this program will meet all requirements to sit for national certification, which requires at least 500 clock hours of direct patient care in the advanced role. You will gain knowledge and skills basic to the health maintenance, diagnosis, treatment, evaluation, and revision of care of adult-gerontology acutely ill patients. With our degree, earning your qualifications is now easier than ever and all students pay in-state tuition rates. You can complete the program in three semesters and each student’s plan of study is individualized based on educational and experiential background.

Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) post-MSN certificate, offered by the School of Nursing, is for professional nurses who are interested in advanced practice level for the delivery of primary health care for patients of all ages. Graduates of this program will meet all requirements to sit for national certification. You will complete a minimum of 600 supervised clinical hours and will gain knowledge and skills basic to the health maintenance, diagnosis, treatment, evaluation, and revision of care of individuals as members of family units in the primary care setting. With our degree, earning your qualifications is now easier than ever. You can complete the program in three semesters and each student’s plan of study is individualized based on educational and experiential background.

Master of Science in Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing offered by the WVU School of Nursing is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses the opportunity to support quality improvement and patient safety, incorporate current and emerging genetic/genomic evidence in providing advanced nursing care to individuals, families, and communities while accounting for patient values and clinical judgment, and demonstrate organizational and systems leadership that emphasizes clinical practice and continually improves health outcomes. You will find yourself in great demand to fill established and emerging roles that allow nurses to focus on a variety of practice areas, such as geriatrics, pediatrics, public health, administration, informatics, forensics, and systems improvement. With new practice opportunities emerging, and the demand for highly specialized nursing skills rising, the time is right for you to begin your graduate-level nursing education.

Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration

The School of Nursing and the John Chambers College of Business and Economics offers a dual master's degree to give students the skills and knowledge to serve as nurse leaders. This low-residency degree program is offered predominately online in both synchronous and asynchronous formats, and includes four 3-4 day residencies to enhance experiential learning and understanding of the curriculum content. Graduates of the MSN/MBA program work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practice, nonprofit organizations and the public sector. The degree requires 57 credit hours for completion.

Nurse Executive Leadership Graduate Certificate

The Nurse Executive Leadership (NEL) post-MSN certificate, offered by the School of Nursing, is for professional nurses who have an MSN degree and are interested in leadership positions within health care. The program prepares nurses for careers in administration and management and includes educational concepts such as finance and budgeting, quality measures, improving the client experience, interprofessional collaboration, advanced information technology, and systems-based thinking. It will provide you with skills to pursue administrative or managerial positions and leadership roles in a range of health care settings. You will gain valuable hands-on experience in a clinical practicum with experienced nurse leader preceptors. Graduates of this program will meet all requirements to sit for national certification.

Nursing, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) offered by the WVU School of Nursing prepares you to contribute to the body of nursing knowledge, educate the next generation, and assume collaborative leadership roles in shaping health policy, improving health, and reducing disparity. The program prepares nurse scientists for roles research, teaching, clinical and policy leadership positions. Upon graduation, you can be employed as faculty members in university settings, nurse researchers in academic institutions, senior nursing administrators in hospitals or other health care systems, in high level legislative or policy positions, or as independent consultants.

Nursing, Doctorate of Nursing Practice

The Doctor of Nursing Practice offered by the School of Nursing prepares you to practice at the highest level of professional nursing and to advance the application of nursing knowledge for the purpose of improving health care for diverse populations. DNP nurses possess a blend of clinical, leadership, economic, and organizational skills that puts you in a unique position to deftly critique nursing practice and design programs of care delivery that are economically feasible, locally acceptable, and that significantly impact healthcare outcomes.

Nursing, R.N. to B.S.N.

The online RN to BSN degree program, offered by the School of Nursing, offers licensed registered nurses the opportunity to complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN). Research shows that nurses with a BSN degree have better patient outcomes. In addition, earning your BSN is one of the best things you can do for your nursing career, as there is more opportunity for advancement with this degree. You could enter a graduate nursing program, move into administration or teaching, or eventually become a nurse specialist. With our degree, earning your BSN is now easier than ever and all students pay in-state tuition rates. You can complete your degree in three semesters, once you meet general education requirements.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate

The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) post-MSN certificate, offered by the School of Nursing, is for professional nurses who are interested in advanced practice level for the delivery of primary health care to pediatric populations. Graduates of this program will meet all requirements to sit for national certification. You will gain knowledge and skills basic to the health maintenance, diagnosis, treatment, evaluation, and revision of care of children in the primary care setting. All students complete a minimum of 600 supervised clinical hours. With our degree, earning your qualifications is now easier than ever. You can complete the program in three semesters and each student’s plan of study is individualized based on educational and experiential background.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) post-MSN certificate, offered by the School of Nursing, is for professional nurses who are interested in providing advanced psychiatric mental health nursing care in their community. Graduates of this program will meet all requirements to sit for national certification. You will perform advanced clinical differential diagnoses and management of patients to this selection population. The program includes 540 total clinical hours. With our degree, earning your qualifications is now easier than ever and all students pay in-state tuition rates. You can complete your degree in three semesters and each student’s plan of study is individualized based on educational and experiential background.

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