Post Master's Certificate Options
Family Nurse Practitioner
The health care world is complex and ever-changing, and the Xavier University School of Nursing is continually growing to meet those challenges. The new FNP Post-Master's Certificate program for registered nurses with a Master of Science in Nursing is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 academic year. Learn more »
Clinical Nurse Leader
The role of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) is significant for health care and has potential to measurably improve quality, safety, and continuity of health care. Many healthcare institutions have found that the CNL has saved their institutions many dollars by decreasing infections, unnecessary procedures, and assuring continuity of care.
The post-master’s Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) certificate program is a 4 semester, 21 credit part-time curriculum that enables experienced nurses with a previous master’s degree in nursing to:
- Complete required coursework for the Clinical Nurse Leader,
- Become eligible to take the CNL certificate exam, and
- Receive documentation of the completed coursework on an official Xavier University transcript.
Who—Open to Registered Nurses with a previous master’s degree in nursing.
What—21 credits of CNL required coursework including a 300 hour practicum and scholarly project. Students may transfer in previously completed coursework.
When—Students may begin the program any fall, spring, or summer semester. However, Nursing 556, 602, and 853 are sequential and must be taken in the order they are offered.
Where—The nursing coursework will occur on Xavier’s campus and/or is videoconferenced to partner sites. The practicum may occur on the unit where the nurse is employed or at another location of choice.
Questions?—Contact Marilyn Gomez at Gomez@xavier.edu or (513) 745-4392.