Certificate After Graduate Education in Nursing (CAGE)

Online Nursing Degree

 

Overview:

This online certification is for master’s-level nurses who want to add a new clinical emphasis to their expertise. Customize your certificate with one of these specialized options: Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Gerontology Primary Care NP, or Nurse Educator. In our advanced health assessment classes, which can be part of a full- or part-time course load, you’ll learn from practicing experts with the clinical experience necessary to keep our industry’s standard of excellence.

Area of Study Nursing
Next Start Date Varies
Credits
27 - 30
Cost/Credit
$662
Total Cost
$17,874 - $19,860
Higher Learning Commission of the NCACS
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
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Goals / Objectives

  • Ability to put organizational and leadership principles, and scientific background information into practice to improve quality of care and patient safety
  • Experience with informatics and health-care technologies that improve patient care
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health-care policy and ability to advocate for quality health care for all citizens
  • Confidence to communicate and collaborate in an inter-professional health-care environment to improve the health outcomes for patients and the population as a whole
  • Skills in clinical prevention and population health at the individual and group/aggregate/population levels
  • Advanced professionalism and professional values
  • Consistent ability to perform at the highest level nursing practice reflective of the educational preparation

Career Outlook

  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Consultant
  • Researcher
  • Nursing Administrator
  • Nurse Manager

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Family Nurse Practitioner

Core Courses

Health Care Systems in Context (MSN 830) - Credits: 2

Course Description

Health Care Systems in Context provides introductory information regarding the currently changing health care arena and the evolution of the role of advanced practice nurse (APN) . Content includes socio-economic, political and professional issues involved in the health care delivery process.
Advanced Health Assessment (MSN 538) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Residency Required -Advanced Health Assessment provides in-depth study of and experience in advanced health assessment. It utilizes a systematic approach that integrates aspects of past nursing courses and learning experiences into the implementation of critical thinking. Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning guides this process from factual information, analysis, judgments/decisions to implementation (synthesis) and subsequent evaluation.
Pathophysiology (BIO 836) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Pathophysiology explores basic mechanisms that cells possess to withstand adverse stimuli and relates these mechanisms to the etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations of common disease processes. A thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology is essential to the study of pathophysiology.
Pharmacotherapeutics (BIO 842) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Pharmacotherapeutics is a body systems approach to the study of the etiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of common disease processes throughout the life span.
Counseling Theories and Issues (COUN 843) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Counseling Theories and Issues provides both the historical and current perspectives of various theories of counseling, as well as introducing the student to the profession of counseling. The graduate counseling program requirements are introduced including portfolio requirements for school counseling candidates, APA writing style, and legal and ethical guidelines for counseling.

Specialization Courses

Advanced Nursing Practicum I FNP (MSN 851) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Advanced Nursing Practicum I FNP develops and analyzes critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary for the diagnosis and management of health promotion and disease prevention concerns for individuals . The emphasis is on the five variables of the Betty Neuman Systems Model (BNSM) during history taking, physical examination and beginning discussion of addition data collection. Students are responsible for arranging their own preceptors and clinical sites.
Advanced Nursing Practicum II FNP (MSN 852) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Advanced Nursing Practicum II FNP assesses individuals presenting health challenges. Integration of pathophysiology, advanced health assessment, and pharmacotherapeutics with prevention as nursing intervention and medical supervision will be undertaken. Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate advanced knowledge of common types of needs/problems presented by clients in primary health care settings, and will utilize this knowledge to develop clinical intervention strategies for planning patient care.
Advanced Primary Care Nursing III (MSN 853) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Advanced Primary Care Nursing III is the culminating practicum that includes the preventions as intervention of health promotion, wellness retention, and identification of illness and treatment of health problems. A community focus for primary and secondary prevention as an intervention modality will be discussed. The community may include the immediate surroundings of the individual's residence, the city/jurisdiction of address, or a country of international description. Transcultural issues will include the environment for care delivery. The Advanced Primary Nursing Care focus will be on pediatric growth and development, pediatric wellness promotion, and health care delivery to pre-menopausal women.
Counseling Theories and Issues (COUN 843) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Counseling Theories and Issues provides both the historical and current perspectives of various theories of counseling, as well as introducing the student to the profession of counseling. The graduate counseling program requirements are introduced including portfolio requirements for school counseling candidates, APA writing style, and legal and ethical guidelines for counseling.
Family Development (COUN 880) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Family Development explores issues in family systems and the cycle of family life. Topics focus on issues relating to family systems and stages of family development. The course is designed to generate an understanding of the family system in biological, psychological, and spiritual development.

Adult/Gerontology Primary Care NP

Core Courses

Health Care Systems in Context (MSN 830) - Credits: 2

Course Description

Health Care Systems in Context provides introductory information regarding the currently changing health care arena and the evolution of the role of advanced practice nurse (APN) . Content includes socio-economic, political and professional issues involved in the health care delivery process.
Advanced Health Assessment (MSN 538) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Residency Required -Advanced Health Assessment provides in-depth study of and experience in advanced health assessment. It utilizes a systematic approach that integrates aspects of past nursing courses and learning experiences into the implementation of critical thinking. Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning guides this process from factual information, analysis, judgments/decisions to implementation (synthesis) and subsequent evaluation.
Pathophysiology (BIO 836) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Pathophysiology explores basic mechanisms that cells possess to withstand adverse stimuli and relates these mechanisms to the etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations of common disease processes. A thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology is essential to the study of pathophysiology.
Pharmacotherapeutics (BIO 842) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Pharmacotherapeutics is a body systems approach to the study of the etiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of common disease processes throughout the life span.
Counseling Theories and Issues (COUN 843) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Counseling Theories and Issues provides both the historical and current perspectives of various theories of counseling, as well as introducing the student to the profession of counseling. The graduate counseling program requirements are introduced including portfolio requirements for school counseling candidates, APA writing style, and legal and ethical guidelines for counseling.

Specialization Courses

Advanced Nursing Practicum I AGPCNP (MSN 865) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Advanced Nursing Practicum I AGPCNP develops and analyzes critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary for the diagnosis and management of health promotion and disease prevention concerns for individuals . The emphasis is on the five variables of the Betty Neuman Systems Model (BNSM) during history taking, physical examination and beginning discussion of addition data collection.
Advanced Nursing Practicum II AGPCNP (MSN 866) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Advanced Nursing Practicum II AGPCNP assesses individuals presenting health challenges. Integration of pathophysiology, advanced health assessment, and pharmacotherapeutics with prevention as nursing intervention and medical supervision will be undertaken. Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate advanced knowledge of common types of needs/problems presented by clients in primary health care settings, and will utilize this knowledge to develop clinical intervention strategies for planning patient care. Students are responsible for arranging their own preceptors and clinical sites.
Advanced Nursing Practicum III AGPCNP (MSN 867) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Advanced Nursing Practicum III AGPCNP is the culminating practicum that includes the preventions as intervention of health promotion, wellness retention, and identification of illness and treatment of health problems . A community focus for primary and secondary prevention as an intervention modality will be discussed. The community may include the immediate surroundings of the individual’s residence, the city/jurisdiction of address, or a country of international description. Transcultural issues will include the environment for care delivery. The Advanced Primary Nursing Care focus will be on pediatric growth and development, pediatric wellness promotion, and health care delivery to pre-menopausal women.
Counseling Theories and Issues (COUN 843) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Counseling Theories and Issues provides both the historical and current perspectives of various theories of counseling, as well as introducing the student to the profession of counseling. The graduate counseling program requirements are introduced including portfolio requirements for school counseling candidates, APA writing style, and legal and ethical guidelines for counseling.
Family Development (COUN 880) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Family Development explores issues in family systems and the cycle of family life. Topics focus on issues relating to family systems and stages of family development. The course is designed to generate an understanding of the family system in biological, psychological, and spiritual development.

Nurse Educator

Core Courses

Health Care Systems in Context (MSN 830) - Credits: 2

Course Description

Health Care Systems in Context provides introductory information regarding the currently changing health care arena and the evolution of the role of advanced practice nurse (APN) . Content includes socio-economic, political and professional issues involved in the health care delivery process.
Advanced Health Assessment (MSN 538) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Residency Required -Advanced Health Assessment provides in-depth study of and experience in advanced health assessment. It utilizes a systematic approach that integrates aspects of past nursing courses and learning experiences into the implementation of critical thinking. Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning guides this process from factual information, analysis, judgments/decisions to implementation (synthesis) and subsequent evaluation.
Pathophysiology (BIO 836) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Pathophysiology explores basic mechanisms that cells possess to withstand adverse stimuli and relates these mechanisms to the etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations of common disease processes. A thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology is essential to the study of pathophysiology.
Pharmacotherapeutics (BIO 842) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Pharmacotherapeutics is a body systems approach to the study of the etiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of common disease processes throughout the life span.
Evaluations and Testing in Nursing (MSN 877) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Evaluations and Testing in Nursing describes concepts of measurement, evaluation, and testing in nursing education. Issues in test planning, writing, and assembling of items, and analysis of results are discussed. The course includes topics in the evaluation of critical think and performance in the assessment of clinical competencies. Ethical and legal issues involved in the evaluation process are discussed. The course is useful for teachers in any setting who are involved in evaluating students, nurses, or other health care professionals.

Specialization Courses

Advanced Specialty Nursing Practice for Nurse Educators (MSN 871) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Advanced Specialty Nursing Practice for Nurse Educators focuses on the development of advanced nursing practice knowledge and skills in a nursing specialty area such as medical-surgical, pediatrics, community health, as well as beginning the role development as a nurse educator . The class format is seminar style with each student presenting current, evidence-based concepts in the field. The presentations will be videotaped and teaching behaviors analyzed. A minimum of 12 hours per week will be spent in clinical with a master’s prepared clinician preceptor to learn advanced nursing content.
Instruction Design in Nursing Education A: Classroom Teaching (MSN 872) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Student-centered curriculum design development and related learning outcomes, learning experiences, and evaluation of learning for classroom education is the course focus.
Instruction Design in Nursing Education B: Clinical Teaching (MSN 874) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Student-centered curriculum design development and related learning outcomes, learning experiences, and evaluation of learning for classroom education is the course focus.

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