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Second Master's and Post-Master's Programs

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Post-Master's Certificate Programs

For individuals already holding a master's degree in nursing, options include a post-master's certificate as a FNP or a second master's degree in the FNP concentration.

Second Master's Degree Curriculum (Family Nurse Practitioner)

Individuals holding a graduate degree in nursing may earn a second master's in nursing degree in the Clarion and Edinboro Universities' Family Nurse Practitioner concentration. In order to qualify for a second master's degree, regardless of where the first degree was earned, graduate students must successfully complete a minimum of 30 hours of credit in the Clarion/Edinboro program beyond the first master's degree and meet program requirements with respect to the required semester hours of credit and courses for the major.

Second master's degree students would typically have transfer credits in nursing theory and research that could apply to the requirements of NURS 605: Evolution of Nursing Theory, NURS 610: Advanced Concepts in Nursing Research, and NURS 800: Scholarly Project/Thesis. Students may petition for life experience credits for NURS 614: Health Promotion: Family and Community Perspectives and NURS 645: Nursing and Public Policy. Clinical courses and the internship are required of all degree students regardless of prior advanced education.

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

A Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner is available to individuals who hold a master's degree in nursing from an accredited program. A program of study that meets all requirements for the graduate to sit for  national certifying exams will be tailored to the needs of the individual. A minimum of 24 credits is required to earn a certificate.