University of Michigan Flint Online NP Programs – AGACNP, PMHNP

The School of Nursing at the University of Michigan – Flint (UM-Flint) offers an online Post-Master’s Certificate (PMC) with two concentrations: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). Both concentrations are delivered online with local preceptorships at approved facilities.

Applicants to the Post-Master’s Certificate programs must hold nurse practitioner certification in a specialization other than the desired route of study. Therefore, the certificate programs offer a second specialty. In addition, the AGACNP concentration requires students to complete the first and third clinical practicums in the state of MI. Therefore, AGACNP applicants must hold RN licensure in the state of Michigan. As well, AGACNP applicants must have at least one year of acute care nursing experience in critical care settings as well as other certifications as listed below.

The AGACNP does not require campus visits while the PMHNP track requires three to six campus visits. The certificate programs can be completed in just four semesters. Graduates of the certificate programs will be eligible to take their respective exams for credentialing through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).

AGACNP graduates who pass the certification exam may go on to positions in emergency departments, intensive care units, rehabilitation centers, veteran’s medical centers, and other critical care facilities. PMHNP students must complete 500 clinical practice hours in three areas: children aged 17 and younger (170 hours), adults aged 18-65 (300 hours), and older adults aged 65 and older (30 hours). Upon graduation and earning PMHNP certification, psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners may go on to work in various mental health-related facilities including counseling centers, schools, drug and rehabilitation facilities, and correctional facilities.

UM-Flint is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The University of Michigan – Flint is located in Flint, MI.

What to Expect from the University of Michigan Flint Online NP Certificate Programs

Admission Requirements: Applicants to the UM-Flint certificate programs must hold a master of science in nursing (MSN) with nurse practitioner licensure in a different specialty than the route of study. In addition, prospective students must hold a current, unencumbered RN license in their state. AGACNP applicants must hold RN licensure in Michigan as two of the practicum courses must be completed at sites in MI. AGACNP students must also have a minimum of one year of acute care nursing experience in critical care settings or must have permission to apply from the program director. Finally, AGACNP applicants must hold Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification. A cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher is required. No GRE is required.

State Restrictions: UM-Flint Online is an NC-SARA participant and accepts students from most states. However, since two practicums from the AGACNP program must be completed in Michigan, the AGACNP program is restricted in all other states.

Students interested in the PMHNP program from the following states should contact the School of Nursing before applying: Connecticut, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, and Washington. All students who reside outside of Michigan should verify eligibility with UM-Flint Online as well as their state licensing board to determine if the program meets state requirements for NP licensure.

Study Plan: NP programs begin in the Fall and Spring semesters. The AGACNP concentration can be completed in as little as four semesters and comprises 20 to 29 credits. No campus visits are required and clinicals are completed local to the student in adult clinical settings. The PMHNP concentration can also be completed in as little as four semesters. The 500 clinical hours cover children, adults, and older adults.

AGACNP Curriculum: The AGACNP concentration comprises 20-29 credits plus clinical hours. Up to nine credits may be waived as indicated if they or their equivalents have been completed. Courses include Primary Health Care for Advanced Practice Professionals – Theory I-II (may be waived); Special Topics in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care I-IV – Theory and Practicum; and Leadership, Informatics, and Policy for Advanced Practice (may be waived).

PMHNP Curriculum: The PMHNP concentration requires completion of 22-25 credits plus 500 clinical hours. Courses include Leadership, Informatics, and Policy for Advanced Practice (may be waived); APN Care of Families and Communities; APN Care of Special Populations in Mental Health; APN Care Across the Lifespan of Persons with Mental Health Concerns – Theory; Advanced Practice Care of Adults and Children With Psychiatric Mental Health Concerns – Medical Management Practice; Advanced Practice Nursing Care of Persons Across the Lifespan with Psychiatric Mental Health Concerns I-II; Advanced Practice Care of Adults and Children with Psychiatric Mental Health Concerns Practicum I-II.

Online Experience: UM-Flint delivers courses through the Blackboard learning management system (LMS). Courses are typically asynchronous with recorded lectures, discussion boards, online chat, assignments, and assessments. Online students will have access to similar resources as campus students including an online library, admissions counseling, academic counseling, tutoring services, faculty office hours, career counseling, and technical support. The Office of Extended Learning (OEL) oversees distance learning and has a wealth of resources and expert staff to assist online learners.

On-Site Requirements: The AGACNP concentration does not have campus visits. Coursework is 100% online with local practicums, two of which must be completed in Michigan. The PMHNP concentration requires three to six campus visits. All other coursework is online with local practicums.

Paying for the UM-Flint Online NP Programs

UM-Flint Online charges $712 per credit for in-state students and $1,064.75 for out-of-state students for the graduate nursing programs. Additional fees apply. Travel expenses for the PMHNP campus visits are not included in the tuition costs. Interested students should contact the College of Nursing through UM-Flint Online for current tuition and fees.

The University of Michigan – Flint graduate students may be eligible for unsubsidized federal Stafford Loans and Graduate PLUS loans according to the FAFSA. Additionally, graduate nursing students may inquire with their employers concerning a tuition reimbursement program. As well, students may seek private loans, and outside grants and scholarships to fund their graduate programs.

University of Michigan – Flint

UM-Flint offers Post-Master\'s Certificates with AGACNP and PMHNP concentrations as a second specialty to certified nurse practitioners.

APRN Programs

Post-Master's Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP Certificate
Post-Master's Nursing Certificate – Psychiatric Mental Health NP

Campus Address

303 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan 48502

University of Michigan – Flint – Post-Master's Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP Certificate

Program Essentials

Degree Level

Post-Master Certificate – Post-Graduate (Post-MSN) Nursing Certificate

Specialization

AGNP – Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

Winter

100% Online?

Yes

Campus Visits Required

0

Credits Needed to Graduate

29

Program Accreditation

CCNE – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Program Admissions

Level of Education Required?

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

GRE or GMAT Required?

No GRE Required

GPA Required?

3.2 or higher

State Restrictions? (Will Not Accept From…)

AZ, KY, LA, ND, UT, WA

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

29

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$712.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$20,648.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$1,064.75

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$30,877.75

University of Michigan – Flint – Post-Master's Nursing Certificate – Psychiatric Mental Health NP

Program Essentials

Degree Level

Post-Master Certificate – Post-Graduate (Post-MSN) Nursing Certificate

Specialization

PMHNP – Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

Winter

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

3

Credits Needed to Graduate

25

Program Accreditation

CCNE – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Program Admissions

Level of Education Required?

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

GRE or GMAT Required?

No GRE Required

GPA Required?

3.2 or higher

State Restrictions? (Will Not Accept From…)

AZ, KY, LA, ND, UT, WA

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

25

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$712.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$17,800.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$1,064.75

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$26,618.75

Tuition is calculated based on credits, at the published tuition rate. Rates may change, so please check here for the latest tuition information. For programs with variable tuition rates, we use the rates for part-time students. “Resident” and “non-resident” refer to the student’s school-recognized state residency status. Tuition number represents the cost of tuition for the entire program, not per semester or year. Estimated total tuition does not include additional fees.

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