The post-masters certificates are designed to provide master’s prepared registered nurses with advanced knowledge related to the scope of practice for academic and staff development nurse educators and nurse administrators. The courses within the certificate program emphasize the professional role of the nurse educator/administrator, leadership roles, interpersonal and communication skills, diversity, critical thinking, the application of ethical, legal and professional standards of practice, and the evaluation of forces within the health care delivery and/or academic institutions impacting the professional role of the nurse educator or nurse administrator.
The Nurse Educator certificate focuses on the role of the nurse educator and responsibilities related to teaching, scholarship, service, clinical excellence, trends in education and ethical/legal issues impacting nurse educators. Students explore a variety of learning styles, needs and characteristics of diverse learners, competency-based instruction, including new trends in creative instructional technology strategies and techniques. Evaluative processes in nursing education in the classroom, simulation, clinical and distance learning are examined. The process of designing dynamic curricula and programs that are relevant in a changing and challenging health care environment, as well as the accreditation process of nursing programs are explored.
The Nurse Administrator certificate is designed to prepare nurses to assume managerial roles in diverse settings: hospitals, long term care facilities, community service agencies, ambulatory care facilities, governmental agencies and corporations. Courses focus on developing core knowledge related to delivery of care; legal, regulatory and ethical issues; healthcare economics; health care environment; and professional practice. Students use organizational, analytic, strategic planning, financial, human resources, and evaluation skills in the role of a nurse leader. Nurse administrator courses focus on organizational and leadership theories, regulatory standards, risk management, quality assurance, strategic planning and concepts of human resource management. Students in the nurse educator and nurse administrator certificate programs complete an internship experience which provides an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge and skills into the real-world setting. Internship placements are arranged individually through the School of Nursing.
The Family Nurse Practitioner certificate program is designed to provide students the knowledge and skills to deliver comprehensive primary care to clients from infancy to adulthood. The curriculum emphasis is on interdisciplinary collaboration and strategies for meeting patients’ primary care needs through a family-centered approach to health promotion and illness intervention. Upon completion of the Family Nurse Practitioner courses, students are eligible for Family Nurse Practitioner Certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). In addition to the FNP core concentration course work students in the post-master’s FNP program are required to complete 600 clinical hours in the areas of adult, geriatric, pediatric, adolescent and women’s primary healthcare.
All candidates must apply online at: endicott.edu/admission/information-for-graduate-students/apply
Applicants should submit the following to Graduate Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915
- Non-refundable $50.00 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students;
- Two letters of recommendation (one academic reference and one professional reference);
- Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s) including confirmation of undergraduate degree, date confirmed, and any other graduate work;
- Essay of 250-500 words on career goals and motivation for graduate study;
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better;
- All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of six Endicott credits.
- GPA greater than or equal to 3.25
- Photocopy of Registered Nurse License verification, which must be current and unrestricted
- A basic statistics course is required of all students;
- Resume and/or curriculum vitae
International Applicants for Graduate Admission
Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants are required to hold a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year American baccalaureate degree. Educational documents in a foreign language are required to be translated into English. All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency.
International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their baccalaureate transcript is not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott-sponsored student visa.
Upon completion of the program, students will:
- Integrates scientific findings from nursing and other disciplines for the continual improvement of nursing care across diverse settings.
- Demonstrate a repertoire of skills and strategies to implement organizational and systems leadership critical to the promotion of high quality and safe patient care.
- Applies the methods, tools, performance measures, and standards related to quality, as well as quality principles within an organization.
- Apply research outcomes within the practice setting, to resolve practice problems, working as a change agent to disseminate results.
- Utilize patient-care technologies to deliver and enhance care, using communication technologies to integrate and coordinate care
- Integrates and advocates for ethical, legal and professional standards of practice and intervenes at the systems level through the policy development process.
- Communicates, collaborates, and consults with other health professionals to manage and coordinate care within the Interprofessional team
- Applies and integrates broad, organizational, client-centered, and ethnically and culturally appropriate concepts in the planning, delivery, management, and evaluation of evidence-based clinical prevention and population care including services to individuals, families, and aggregates
- Influences healthcare outcomes for individuals, populations, or systems through evidenced based nursing practice as well as the ability to integrate knowledge and formulate interventions into both direct and indirect patient care.
Reference: American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2011). The essentials of master’s education in nursing. Retrieved from http://www.aacnnursing.org/portals/42/publications/mastersessentials11.pdf
Required Curriculum: Nurse Administrator Certificate
Four-Course Sequence of Classes
Required Curriculum: Nurse Educator Certificate
Four-Course Sequence of Classes
Required Curriculum: Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate