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Columbia University

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Columbia University has three undergraduate schools: Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and the School of General Studies. This Ivy League, private school guarantees students housing for all four years on campus in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighborhood in New York City.

Doctorate Degree

Doctorate in Nursing Education

Nurses interested in pursuing doctoral work have at least three degree options: PhD, DNP, and EdD. The primary focus of PhD programs is to prepare nurses to become scientists who conduct and seek funding for research. The focus of Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is to prepare advanced practice nurses to become independent care providers and is intended to be a parity degree.

Certificate

Advanced Nursing Certification

The mission of the Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education is to improve Nursing Education and improve the teaching skills of those nurses who already have doctoral degrees. The goal of the program is to offer doctorally prepared nurses, currently working in, or interested in, nursing education, an opportunity to gain academic preparation in the role of nurse educators.

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Duke University

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Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke University is a private institution that has liberal arts and engineering programs for undergraduates. The Duke Blue Devils sports teams have a fierce rivalry with the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill Tar Heels and are best known for their outstanding men’s basketball program.

Master’s Degree

Master of Science in Nursing

All core courses in Duke’s MSN program are offered online at least one semester per year. All majors in Duke’s MSN program are taught as distance-based or online. While most of the content in our distance-based majors is delivered via distance technology, the curriculum includes on-campus intensive sessions that are best delivered in a face-to-face format.

Doctorate Degree

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Duke’s DNP program accommodates advanced practice nurses looking for a practical and convenient alternative to typical on-campus degree programs. The curriculum includes a comprehensive 3-day on-campus orientation where you’ll meet your fellow students and establish ongoing contact with faculty mentors.

Certificate

Legal Nurse Consulting

The Duke Certificate in Legal Nurse Consulting classroom program was created in collaboration with the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of Legal Nurse Consultants in 2009. Both organizations recognized not only the demand for qualified LNC professionals, but the need for a quality training program that would effectively address this need.

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Johns Hopkins University

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Johns Hopkins University is a private institution in Baltimore, Maryland, that offers a wide array of academic programs in the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, and engineering disciplines. The Hopkins Blue Jays men’s lacrosse team is consistently dominant in the NCAA Division I; other sports teams at Hopkins compete at the Division III level.

Master’s Degree

Health Systems MNGT/Clinical Nurse Specialist

Prepare to manage the entire spectrum of healthcare: design, change management, implementation, and evaluation as an HSM/CNS master’s student. With practical experience in direct patient and family care, nurses stand uniquely prepared to serve as leaders and managers in the constantly evolving environment of healthcare management and delivery.

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Expand your nursing expertise in adult or child health with the Johns Hopkins Clinical Nurse Specialist master’s program. You’ll build competencies in clinical theory and research-based nursing practice, and you’ll put your new skills to use delivering direct patient care, organizing resources while controlling costs, and educating nurses to improve healthcare delivery systems.

Master of Education in the Health Professions (MEHP)

The Johns Hopkins University, through an innovative collaboration of its Schools of Business, Education, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, is offering a world class degree – the Master of Education in the Health Professions (MEHP) – that prepares a new generation of health professionals to teach effectively for schools and training programs related to medicine, public health and nursing.

Certificate

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

In Maryland alone, some 62,000 children live with serious mental health conditions. One in five older adults has psychiatric issues, and returning veterans have significant needs, but there is a shortage of mental healthcare providers, especially in rural areas of the state.

Nurse Educator Certificate

A Nurse Educator certificate enables experienced professional nurses to combine their clinical expertise with a passion for teaching. If you have a master’s or doctoral degree in nursing and a desire to help develop a nursing workforce committed to healthcare quality and safety, this graduate certificate program provides the opportunity to take the next, perhaps most rewarding, step.

Evidence-Based Teaching in the Health Professions

The 18-credit Post-Master’s Certificate in Evidence-Based Teaching in the Health Professions, with its emphasis on preparing health professionals to teach effectively, can be taken as a stand-alone program or as the first component of the Master of Education in the Health Professions. Applicants for the post-master’s certificate are required to hold an advanced degree (master’s or higher).

Course

Prerequisites for Health Professions

The 10-week courses are designed with students’ goals in mind. The instructor-led courses are delivered using a facilitated teaching approach to engage students and encourage interaction and participation. Courses are competitively priced and available online in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

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Vanderbilt University

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Vanderbilt University is a private institution in Nashville, Tenn. with four undergraduate colleges: the College of Arts and Science, the School of Engineering, Peabody College, and the Blair School of Music. More than 40 percent of Vanderbilt students participate in Greek life.

Master’s Degree

Master of Science in Nursing

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is preparing skilled, experienced advanced practice nurses who are increasing access to quality health care for people everywhere. Not only is Vanderbilt School of Nursing creating more flexible ways to study and earn the MSN degree, we are also employing innovative approaches and offering widespread opportunities for experience in clinical practice.

Healthcare Leadership

The Healthcare Leadership program prepares graduates for the advanced role of nursing and health care management. This specialty is designed to prepare nurses at the graduate level to manage the delivery of nursing and health care services across the spectrum of health care settings. Graduates acquire the breadth of management knowledge and skills needed to perform effectively.

Course

APN Role Within the U.S. Healthcare Delivery System

Courses available for special students pending space availability.

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Emory University

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Students can begin their education at the school’s main location in a suburb of Atlanta, known as Emory College, or at Oxford College, a smaller campus about 40 miles away. This private institution offers about 70 majors in the arts and sciences, as well as degrees in business administration and nursing.

Doctorate Degree

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Learn more about the Emory nursing experience through an information session. Admission staff will answer your questions about the admission process, financing your education, and academic life at Emory.

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Georgetown University

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Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic university in the country. The school’s location in Washington, D.C. gives students many opportunities for internships throughout the nation’s capital.

Bachelor’s Degree

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)

The Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) program prepares nurses to take on leadership roles as primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan. Students will develop the specialized skills and experience to treat and prevent illnesses unique to women.

Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP)

The Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP) program is designed to prepare registered nurses to manage a woman’s normal obstetrical and gynecological needs during the childbearing years, manage the care of the normal newborn, and provide primary care to women throughout the lifespan.

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)

The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) program prepares registered nurses with the acute-care experience necessary to provide direct patient management in acute and complex care settings. Graduates are empowered to integrate evidence-based practice, alleviate patient and family suffering, and facilitate ethical decision-making.

Family Nurse Practitioner

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program prepares registered nurses to fulfill the role of a competent, dedicated practitioner responsible for managing the care of families in the primary care setting. FNPs are clinical experts who implement a holistic approach that emphasizes both care and cure. They apply cutting-edge science and manage the health needs of patients in primary care settings.

Course

Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.

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University of California—Los Angeles

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The University of California—Los Angeles is just five miles away from the Pacific Ocean. The public institution offers more than 3,000 courses and more than 130 majors to undergraduate students.

Course

Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.

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University of Virginia

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University of Virginia is a public institution that was founded in 1819. The school has 55 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Virginia is 15:1.

Course

Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.

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Tufts University

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Tufts University was established in 1852 as a private institution. Tufts University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.

Course

Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.

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Wake Forest University

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A private institution, Wake Forest University was founded in 1834. Wake Forest University offers a Greek system, where 58 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 39 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Course

Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.