The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) concentration prepares students to provide advanced level care in complex, acute, and critical settings for adult and geriatric patients. AGACNPs assess, diagnose, and treat patients by ordering and interpreting labs and diagnostic tests, perform procedures, coordinate care to manage acute, subacute, and complex patients, as well as those with chronic illness, and evaluate the outcomes of interventions for patients.
The Family Nurse Practitioner concentration will provide students an overview of contemporary family structure and functioning from a theoretical perspective. This will prepare graduates to offer primary care on the local, state, national, and global level.
The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is an advanced practice registered nurse who focuses clinical practice on individuals, families, or populations across the life span at risk for developing and/or having a diagnosis of psychiatric disorders or mental health problems. Graduates are prepared to work respectfully and collaboratively with clients/consumers who are experiencing severe or chronic mental illnesses to determine biopsychosocial healthcare needs within a complex and changing environment. Theory and clinical coursework focus on assessment; differential diagnosis and disease management; intervention planning; individual, family, and group psychotherapy; health promotion; and disease prevention.
The Nurse Educator concentration will prepare students in curriculum design and development, teaching methodologies, educational needs assessment, and learner-centered theories and methods.
The Nursing Informatics program will explore health information technology and allow students to design, plan, and evaluate systems to improve the effectiveness of care. The program prepares students to work in the field of health care informatics.
Nursing Organizational Leadership
Nursing Organizational Leadership (NOL) concentration will prepare students to examine roles in nursing administration emphasizing clinical outcomes management, care environment management, and inter-professional collaboration. After successful completion of coursework, required clinical hours, and any other criteria deemed necessary students can apply for certification. The program is aligned with the Nurse Manager/Leader competencies established by the Association of Nurse Leaders (AONL).
Post-Master's Certificate and Non-Certificate Programs
California licensed registered nurses who hold a master of science degree from a regionally accredited institution may complete one of these concentrations:
- Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Upon successful completion of the courses in the above certificate programs the student will be eligible to apply for national certification.
- Nurse Educator
- Nursing Informatics
- Nursing Organizational Leadership