Aug 10, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Nurse Practitioner Advancement Certificate


Teresa Huber, DNP, MSN, BSN, RN, Graduate Program Director

Nurse practitioner advancement options are offered to provide opportunities for nurse practitioners to gain an additional specialty focus such as Adult to Family Nurse Practitioner or Women’s Health to Adult Gero Nurse Practitioner.

NP Advancement Admission Requirements

In order to be considered for admission to the NP Advancement Program the university requires all applicants to fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Submit a complete application for graduate admission.
  2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.  Please note that the transcripts sent should reflect all previous conferred degrees (BSN, MSN, previous NP) and any additional courses that you plan to transfer.
  3. Master of Science in Nursing degree from an ACEN, CCNE or CNEA accredited program of nursing.  Students who have earned a MSN degree from a non-US institution will be considered for an exception to the requirement that the MSN come from ACEN, CCNE or CNEA accredited program of nursing, where applicable.
  4. Preferred applicants should have a Master of Science in Nursing program GPA of at least a 3.0.
  5. A copy of your unencumbered NP nursing license and National NP certification.  Proof of licensure should include expiration date. 
  6. Proof of 1000 hours clinical experience over the previous year and satisfactory performance evaluations.  Download the Employment Verification from on the Office of Graduate Education website, https://www.nku.edu/admissions/graduate/admission-process/additional-forms.html
  7. Family NP to Adult Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Adult NP to Adult Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner concentration applicants must have 1 year experience in critical care.  Download the Critical Care Verification Form on the Office of Graduate Education website, http://www.nku.edu/admissions/graduate/admission-process/additional-forms.html.  

Program Curriculum


♦ Indicates prerequisite.

Women’s Health or Certified Nurse Midwife to Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner (17 credit hours)


*Please note this concentration is not currently accepting new applications for admission at this time.

Clinical residency requirements are 500 hours.

Geriatric Nurse Practitioner to Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner (15 credit hours)


*Please note this concentration is not currently accepting new applications for admission at this time.

Clinical residency requirements are 500 hours.