nursing > Majors & Degrees > Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Post-MSN NP Certificate) > Post-Master's Requirements
Using the latest in computerized technology, our learning online options allow you to advance your nursing credentials by earning a post-master's NP certificate from the convenience of your home, office or other facility. Part-time and full-time study options are available.
Students in the online learning programs complete a 3-4 day residency at the School of Nursing. During the on-campus residency, students participate in an intensive assessment and evaluation of their knowledge of curriculum content, including diagnostic reasoning, clinical assessment skills and therapeutic communication. The residency is scheduled during the spring semester immediately following the Advanced Clinical Studies course.
Clinical Experiences for Online Study
Clinical sites and preceptors are essential to the successful completion of the nurse practitioner programs. To help you develop your nurse practitioner skills and interests, you will work with a clinical preceptor for each clinical course at a site in or near the community where you live. Because learning takes place away from the Saint Louis University campus area, our faculty assist you in selecting appropriate clinical sites and preceptors that are compatible with both your and the program's objectives.
Computer Requirements for Online Study
To complete your learning online, you must be comfortable using both personal computer hardware and software. You must have an e-mail account and be proficient in accessing the World Wide Web. Internet Explorer and Mozilla Foxfire are is the preferred browser. You will need additional software of Adobe Reader and RealPlayer. Although not required, students are strongly encouraged to have broadband, high speed access to the Internet, such as a cable modem or DSL phone line. For more detailed computer requirements, visit the Learning Online homepage: http://nursing.slu.edu/online.
Lectures, slide presentations, and class handouts in the online courses are available using various technologies. Class seminars are conducted online asynchronously but some specialty option coordinators arrange synchronous class times at various times in the program. Students are expected to go online several times each week to discuss cases or pose questions.
All courses are under username/password encryption. You will be able to login to courses after you have been notified of acceptance by Saint Louis University, you have registered for courses and you have arranged for payment of tuition.
For more detailed computer requirements, visit the learning online homepage: http://nursing.slu.edu/online/index.html