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Graduate Programs - The Certificate of Advanced Study(CAS)

The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) is available to the Registered Nurse who possesses a Master of Science degree in Nursing and wants to be prepared as a family nurse practitioner, a nurse educator, or as a nurse administrator. The Graduate Program Coordinator and the CAS student will develop a program of study that builds upon prior graduate education and which meets all requirements for national certification or other expected program outcome. A minimum of 30 semester hours (500 and 600 level courses) is required to earn the CAS.

Prerequisites for admission to the CAS program include:

Please refer to the M.S.N. program descriptions for more details about the Family Nurse Practitioner track and the Individualized-MSN track.

Prospective CAS students may contact Ursula Pritham, Graduate Program Coordinator at (207-581-2611) or for further details and program planning.

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School of Nursing
5724 Dunn Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5724
Phone: (207) 581-2592 | Fax: (207) 581-2585E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
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