Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Certificate
The advanced practice post-master’s certificate programs are currently under revision.
Students must be admitted to the university before registering for this program. The Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist Certificate program is a nondegree course credit option for nurses with a master’s degree in nursing.1 This program provides theory and clinical experiences to prepare the nurse to apply to the state of California for certification as a CNS. Graduates may also apply for national certification as a parent-child clinical nurse specialist (CNS) through examination.
|Academic and Advanced Practice Core Courses||18|
|GNRS 504||Bioethics and Health Care Policy||3|
|GNRS 506||Spiritual Concept Analysis in Health Care||3|
|GNRS 513||Advanced Nursing Practice Role 2||2|
|GNRS 515||Advanced Pathophysiology||3|
|GNRS 594||Pharmacology in Advanced Practice Nursing||3|
|Select from the following:||4|
|GNRS 511||Advanced Pediatric Health Assessment and Health Promotion||4 (3/1)|
|or GNRS 512||Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion|
|Advanced Practice Specialty Courses||12|
|GNRS 530||Theory and Practice of the Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Care of the Pediatric Patient||6 (2/4)|
|GNRS 531||Clinical Specialization in the Care of the Pediatric Patient||6 (2/4)|
|Specialized Option Courses||4 - 6|
|Select from the following:|
|GNRS 543||Transitions Across the Care Continuum||6 (2/4)|
- or -
|GNRS 589||Adolescent Health Care||4 (2/2)|
|Total Units||34 - 36|
Students may be given transfer credits for previous content completed in a master’s degree program.
This requirement is waived for APU master’s graduates between the years of 1992–93 to 1995–96, as the content was integrated in the clinical courses.
Units shown in parentheses are theory units/clinical units.