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Center for Global Health and Medical Diplomacy
The mission of the University of North Florida’s Aging Services Certificate program is to provide graduate level coursework which will advance knowledge and skills for persons working in the aging services area as well as those interested in entering the field. The certificate program includes current, relevant study of aging theory, policy, research, and organizations that impact delivery of health and social services to an aging, multicultural population. Upon completion of the Aging Services Certificate Program students will be able to:
-Apply understanding of the physical, psychological and social factors that impact health status for older adults to decision making in development and management of senior services.
-Analyze approaches to service delivery based on needs of a multicultural society.
-Incorporate aging theory and research in completion of a capstone project.
Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
This certificate program is for individuals who currently have a Master’s in Nursing and want to obtain a certificate which will allow them to sit for the National Certification Examination as a Family Nurse Practitioner in order to practice in that capacity. In addition, individuals who are nationally certified as ANP, PNP, GNP, CNM and WHNP may apply for this certificate program. Past education and current advanced practice experience will be considered in determining program requirements.Admission Requirements
-Masters degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution with a program accredited by either the CCNE or NLNAC.-Minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in the MSN degree program. -Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Florida (copy of actual RN license) -Two years employment as a registered nurse in a clinical setting within the last 4 years (resume 1-2 pages in length that includes professional work experience with a brief explanation of each position’s responsibilities).-Written statement of academic and professional goals (typewritten in no smaller than 12pt font or equivalent with 1” margins (all sides), not to exceed 3 pages).-Successful completion of a health assessment course within the past 5 years; any course older than that will be considered by the program coordinator on a case-by-case basis (inquiries regarding such should be directed to that contact and not to admission representatives).-Clinical references and interview may be requested, but are not necessary unless specified by the program **Admission will be handled on a space-available basis. Seats are first provided to those seeking MSN admission for the Nurse Practitioner track.
The Graduate Certificate in Public Health consists of five required courses. The Certificate program prepares participants with a broad understanding of the core areas of public health and skills necessary for public health practice in a wide range of public and private institutions. All courses for the certificate must be completed at the University of North Florida.
Admissions Requirements-A baccalaureat degree from a regionally accredited US institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.
-Students enrolled in any UNF graduate program may earn the Graduate Certificate in Public Health, but students are not required to be admitted to a UNF graduate program. Acceptance into the Certificate program is dependent on student eligibility and space in the program. Students who have graduated from the Master of Public Health (MPH) program or are enrolled in the MPH Program are not eligible to earn the Certificate. Applications are accepted for fall term only.
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