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Program at a Glance

Graduate Certificate
College of Nursing
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The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner post-master's certificate prepares the advanced practice nurse to care for patients with medically complex stable and unstable acute, critical, and chronic illnesses across care settings ranging from hospitals to subacute, ambulatory care, clinic and home care environments. The certificate provides a spectrum of care from disease prevention to acute and critical care management. The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner graduate certificate prepares nurses who have already completed their graduate education for entry-level advanced practice in acute care. The program prepares graduates to enter the current healthcare system based on a strong scientific foundation for practice. The curriculum offers flexibility and emphasis on evidence-based practice, leadership, and organizational analysis, and provides analytic, critical thinking, and diagnostic reasoning skills to examine practice innovations. The certificate requires 23 credit hours beyond the master's or doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree.

Total Credit Hours Required: 23 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Master's Degree

The curriculum prepares students for both the AGACNP board certification examination administered through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Adult-Gerontology certification examination administered through the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. For more information on how this program may prepare you in that regard, please visit and

Application Deadlines

September 1

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