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Post-Master's Certificates

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Advanced Practice Nursing Certificates

OPEID: 23507210

Occupation Information

This program prepares students to enter the Nursing Field as a Nurse Practitioner.

SOC Codes

Program Completion Information

Normal Completion Time
24 - 30 months

Of the 3 students completing the program between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011 all 3 completed the program in the normal time.  Eleven students completed the program between July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2011.

Number of Credits required to complete the program:
Family Nurse Practitioner:  18 hours or 27 hours (depending on previous MSN degree)
Acute Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner:  18 hours or 27 hours (depending on previous MSN degree)

Costs and Debts Incurred (as of February 2013)
http://www.sc.edu/bursar/fees.shtml

Tuition

Graduate Full Time (Resident): $5,636
Graduate Full Time (Non-Resident):  $12,098

Graduate Part Time (Resident): $470 per credit hour
Graduate Part Time (Non-Resident):  $1,008 per credit hour

Fees

Graduate Student required Student Health Center fee  
09 - 11 Hours:  $169 per semester
06 - 08 Hours:  $113 per semester

Technology Fee:  $1,000 per clinical course

Additional Expenses

Books and Equipment (cardiology stethoscope & oto/ophthalmoscope kit):  $2,500 (estimated)

Debt at Program Completion

Almost all students enrolled in the program are employed as Registered Nurses while enrolled in the program.  Median debt information is not available.  

Scholarship/Financial Aid Information

Many students qualify for scholarship funding and federal aid while completing the program.  A list of scholarships can be found here.

Job Placement

100% of our the graduates from this program are employed as Nurse Practitioners.  Most APRNs secure employment within 90 days of graduation dependent upon APRN licensure & certification examination date.  State law requires that all APRNs be licensed with national certification examination in order to practice.