Advanced Certificates

D'Youville offers two post-master's degree, advanced certificate programs:

Family Nurse Practitioner

Designed for students who have already earned a master's degree in nursing, this 28-credit-hour program can be completed in 12 to 24 months.
  • Graduates will be eligible to take the Family NP Certification Exam.
  • Students accomplish 700 hours of clinical preceptorships and are well prepared to provide primary care to patients of all ages.
  • Case management, preventive services, prescription writing, and family/client education are an integral part of the nurse practitioner practice.
  • Graduates work independently and with other members of the healthcare team to provide comprehensive patient care.

Nursing and Health-Related Professions Education

Intended for nurses and other healthcare professionals who seek a position as a faculty/teacher, clinical instructor, in-service educator or clinical education coordinator.
  • The program is designed especially for students with a master's or doctoral degree who lack teaching experience as well as for current healthcare teachers who want to update their knowledge of educational theories, trends and resources.
  • This certificate program is 9 credit hours consisting of three 3-credit-hour graduate level courses.

Note to applicants: Be sure to check out the application and admission requirements for this program.

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