Yale School of Nursing, Yale University's Graduate Nursing Programs

Curriculum

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

The Post Master’s Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Certificate option is intended to prepare the master’s-prepared clinical nurse specialist who desires formal education and clinical training in acute care in order to become eligible to apply for certification and advanced practice licensure as an acute care nurse practitioner. The Post Master’s Certificate option builds on the existing curriculum of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner track.

The plan of study includes all the required courses currently offered in the ACNP track except for the research courses and scholarly inquiry praxis. For purposes of student eligibility for certification, all ACNP required courses must be taken at the Yale School of Nursing or challenged by either examination or demonstration of similar course content in the student’s previous master’s program. Research courses are not included in this plan of study. A plan of study may be obtained from the Student Affairs Office.

Required courses for all post master’s acute care nurse practitioner students are: 533a, 554a, 607b, 609a, 610a, 612b, 802a/b, 807a, 817b, 819b, 895b, and 897a.

Family Nurse Practitioner
The Post Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate option is intended to prepare the master’s-prepared clinical nurse specialist or nurse practitioner who desires formal education and clinical training in family focused primary care in order to become eligible to apply for certification and advanced practice licensure as a family nurse practitioner. This Post Master’s Certificate option builds on the existing curriculum of the Family Nurse Practitioner track.

The plan of study includes all the required courses currently o≠ered in the FNP track except for the research courses and scholarly inquiry praxis. For purposes of student eligibility for certification, all FNP required courses must be taken at the Yale School of Nursing or challenged by either examination or demonstration of similar course content in the student’s previous master’s program. Research courses are not included in this plan of study. A plan of study may be obtained from the Student Affairs Office.

Clinical courses are supervised by the Adult/Gerontological, Family, and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty faculty; however, candidates must enter the program having independently arranged for clinical sites and preceptors.

Required courses for all post master’s gerontological nurse practitioner students are: 533a, 550a, 554a, 556b, 557a/b, 633a, 635b, 641b, 643a/b, 756a/b, 757a/b, 833a/b, 895b, and 897a.

Oncology Nurse Practitioner

The School of Nursing will not be admitting students to this track for the 2014–2015 academic year. 

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

The Post Master’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Certificate option is intended to prepare the master’s-prepared pediatric clinical nurse specialist who desires formal education and clinical training in pediatric primary care in order to become eligible to apply for certification and advanced practice licensure as a pediatric nurse practitioner. This Post Master’s Certificate option builds on the existing curriculum of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty and assumes that the entering student has a master’s degree in nursing and a specialty in some aspect of pediatric or parent-child nursing.

The plan of study includes all the required courses currently offered in the PNP specialty except for the research courses and the scholarly inquiry praxis. For purposes of student eligibility for certification, all PNP required courses must be taken at the Yale School of Nursing or challenged by either examination or demonstration of similar course content in the student’s previous master’s program. A plan of study may be obtained from the Student Affairs Office.

Required courses for all post master’s pediatric nurse practitioner students are: 554a, 632a/b, 633a, 635b, 640a or b, 641b, 643a, 643b, 717a, 825a, 826a/b, 827b, 830a/b, 833a/b, 834b, 845a, and 895b.

Psychiatric-Mental Health

The Post-Master’s Psychiatric–Mental Health (PMH) Certificate option is designed for individuals who have a master’s degree in nursing and have found a high rate of psychiatric problems in their practice that are di∞cult to assess and manage. Just as medical problems go unrecognized in psychiatric settings, psychiatric problems are also unrecognized in nonpsychiatric settings. The prevalence of psychiatric disorders in the general population is on the increase and constitutes a major public health problem. An estimated ten to twenty percent of primary health care clients su≠er from a well-defined and chronic psychiatric disorder. Approximately fifty percent of all psychiatric patients are being treated in primary care settings. Despite previous assumptions that these problems were self-limiting and benign, more recent studies show that a considerable proportion are chronic and associated with significant disability and increased utilization of costly health care services. Most people with treatable psychiatric conditions are underdiagnosed, undertreated, or entirely untreated.

This Post-Master’s Certificate option builds on the existing curriculum of the Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing specialty. The plan of study includes all the required courses currently o≠ered in the PMH specialty except for the research courses. A plan of
study may be obtained from the Student Affairs Offce.

The Post-Master’s Psychiatric–Mental Health Certificate option is intended to prepare students to become eligible to apply for certification in advanced psychiatric–mental health nursing through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Required courses for all post-master’s psychiatric–mental health certificate students are: 533a, 554a, 643a, 643b, 654a/b, 657a, 659a, 659b, 661b, 663a, 851b, 854a/b, 855a, 859b, and 865b.

 

Women’s Health and Adult Nurse Practitioner

The School of Nursing will not be admitting students to this track for the 2014–2015 academic year.