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 33 semester hours (500 and 600 level courses) is required to earn the CAS.

Prerequisites for admission to the CAS program include:

  • A Master of Science in Nursing degree.
  • Minimum graduate GPA of 3.25
  • Current Maine licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Prospective CAS students may contact Sean Sibley, Family Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator  (207-581-2597) or sean.sibley@maine.edu for further details and program planning.

Application Process:

  • Apply now
  • Application deadline:
    • Fall admissions – All documents must be received by April 1st
    • Spring admissions – All documents must be received by November 1st
  • Current resume with contact information for 3 references
  • An essay using the Guidelines set by the Graduate School of Nursing

Sample Program of Study:

CAS – Family Nurse Practitioner (3r)