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Program at a Glance

Graduate Certificate
College of Nursing
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The post-master's Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate prepares nurses who already have received a master's degree in nursing for positions as Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) National Board Certification Examination offered by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board or the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Program Objectives

  • Analyze social, economic, ethical, cultural, legal and political issues influencing nursing practice and health care in a global context.
  • Collaborate with leaders in nursing and other disciplines to improve the quality of professional nursing practice and the healthcare system.
  • Develop and implement leadership, management and teaching strategies for the improvement of health and healthcare.
  • Develop practice models of evidence-based nursing practice incorporating nursing research.
  • Influence health and public policy to improve the health of communities.
  • Participate in lifelong learning activities.
  • Participate in research and disseminate research findings through presentation and publication.
  • Synthesize advanced knowledge from the sciences, humanities and nursing theories to support advanced nursing practice.
  • Plan, evaluate and implement the delivery of health care using critical thinking skills.
  • Practice in an advanced nursing role.

The program is 18 credit hours and includes up to 660 hours of clinical practice. There are 12 credit hours of prerequisite requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required: 18 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Master's Degree

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Application Deadlines

September 1

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UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
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