A post-baccalaureate certificate program is available for nurses who possess a Master of Science degree in Nurse Practitioner or are enrolled in a program leading to a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.

The purpose of this program is to enhance the knowledge and skill of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to provide quality health services to children and adults with developmental disabilities.

This program is supported by grant funding from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. Daemen College is the only organization in New York State to receive two distinct awards (one to train NPs and one to train PAs).

Certificate Admission Requirements

This post-baccalaureate certificate requires:

  • Enrollment in, or degree completion from an accredited Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA) program.
  • Completion of, or current enrollment in an Advanced Health Assessment (NP) or 300 level Physical Assessment course (PA) or the equivalent
  • A written statement describing educational objectives and areas of professional and personal interest, particularly in relation to working with individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Submission of a resume summarizing professional activities and completed continuing educational courses.

An interview with the PHEPD program coordinators is required; a telephone interview may be arranged if an on-site interview is not possible.

Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society

The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is to support the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide.