Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Post-graduate Certificate

Degree Type
Area of Interest
Health and Human Services
Degree Level
College of Nursing and Health

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Post-graduate certificate program is ideal for graduates of master’s or DNP accredited primary care nurse practitioner programs in family or adult-gerontology population focus.  Certificate graduates are eligible to apply for either the AANP, ANCC, or AACN certification exam for this role. 

The eight-course (21 credit hour - five semesters) program includes two semesters of didactic coursework and three semesters (540 hours) clinical experiences.   Clinical opportunities may be available in your region. The program is financial aid (student loan) eligible, with competitive scholarships available for  post-graduate certificate students, the application is available after the first semester. 

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Learning Outcomes
  • Practice interprofessionally in an adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner specialty role
  • Affirm the dignity of life and human diversity
  • Advocate for quality and safety outcomes for persons / families experiencing acute, critical, or chronically-critically ill situations
  • Demonstrate professionalism, ethical leadership, and faithful service in their role and setting
  • Facilitate translation of research and evidence into practice
  • Utilize healthcare and information technology to impact best practice