Post-Master's certificates are available for nurses with a previous Master of Science degree with a major in nursing. Programs are individually designed based on a Gap Analysis of the previous Master's Degree earned, and the equivalent Russell Sage courses in the Master of Science Program along with the courses required for the specific nurse practitioner tract certificate. Total credits required vary based on the Gap Analysis from the previous Master’s Degree and Nurse Practitioner Tract selected. Admission requirements to the Post-master’s programs are the same as the admission requirements to the Master’s programs.
National certification bodies such as the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) require a minimum of 500 faculty supervised clinical hours for examination eligibility. Certificate programs at Russell Sage College require at least 590 hours to complete the post-master’s certificate.
Prior to registering each semester, students need to meet with their advisor for individual program planning based on the Gap Analysis and Program Tract.
The listing below are the minimum course requirements. Additional courses may be necessary from the Gap Analysis.
There is a mandatory clinical lab fee. NSG 619 is required as prerequisite for all subsequent clinical courses.