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Nursing The graduate nursing programs offered by the School of Nursing provides nurses with advanced skills and knowledge for advanced roles in nursing including advanced practice clinical specialties in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) and in Nurse Educator roles. The FNP and PNP programs prepares graduates to deliver primary health care to individuals, families, and aggregates with a focus on the promotion of wellness and disease prevention for clients in underserved rural and community areas. Additionally, PNPs provide quality health interventions for infants, toddlers, school aged children and adolescents. The Nurse Educator Program prepares nurse educators for the nurse educator role in university, college, or health care agency. The clinical foci for the Nurse Educator course of study are Adult/Geriatric or Maternal/ Child. The Post Certification FNP Program is designed for nurses who currently hold an earned MSN degree and national certification as a nurse practitioner in a specialty area other than family; i.e. pediatric, adult, women’s health. Social Work The Social Work programs offered by the School of Social Work seek to develop culturally sensitive students who appreciate human diversity and the global perspective. Graduates of the undergraduate program in social work are prepared to work in agencies dealing with various populations and social issues such as child MSN student presentation Page 27 abuse, aging, mental health, probation and parole, adoptions, foster care, older adults and other diversity-related issues. Graduates of the BSW program are prepared for work in community service organizations, correction facilities, hospices, hospitals, schools, and other public and private human service agencies. Social Work hooding ceremony The MSW program provides the knowledge and skills of social service delivery across settings including child welfare, health care and mental health, rural settings, substance abuse, gerontology, and people of color. The graduate program also prepares students for advanced direct practice with individuals, families and groups in rural communities. MSN students learning to suture Academic Viewbook