Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program

Program Description

The Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner post-master’s statutory certificate program is designed to allow master’s prepared registered nurses to add professional competencies which prepare them for additional areas of gainful employment.  Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioners deliver primary care to adults. 

Graduates are eligible for certification as a nurse practitioner in all states in which certification is required. Graduates are also eligible to take the certification examination offered by the American Nurses Association and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Admission

Please contact the Office of Admissions for details regarding admission and financial aid packages. Please note, applications for the Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program can only be submitted online.

Admission criteria include:

  • Master's degree in nursing from an NLN or CCNE accredited program with official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
  • Minimum of one year clinical experience
  • Personal interview with the program director
  • Current New York State nursing license or eligibility
  • Three references attesting to applicant's academic ability and potential
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Students must secure a site and preceptor for primary care student practice that is acceptable to the program director.

Curriculum

The minimum credits for the post master’s Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program is 27 credits and represents the basic post-master’s statutory certificate in this major.

Individual students may need additional course work, depending on previous study and experience. Students may receive advanced standing or exemption, based on standard School policy.


A sample curriculum is provided below to make you aware of the academic requirements of the program. Please be advised that this is a sample curriculum plan, and individual plans of study are reviewed and approved upon acceptance to the program. Progression in the program is contingent upon meeting academic policies. The School of Nursing reserves the right to change the course offering schedule as stated in the student bulletin.

Course Number Course Name Credits
N6930 Interpersonal Violence and Abuse: Prevention, Assessment and Intervention for Health Care Professionals 1
N6940 Management and Advanced Practice Nursing 1
N8763 Clinical Seminar in Primary Care Across the Adult Lifespan I 1
N8764 Clinical Seminar in Primary Care Across the Adult Lifespan II 1
N8765 Clinical Seminar in Primary Care Across the Adult Lifespan III 1
N8766 Practicum in Primary Care Across the Adult Lifespan I 1
N8767 Practicum in Primary Care Across the Adult Lifespan II 2
N8768 Practicum in Primary Care Across the Adult Lifespan III 2
N8770 Diagnosis and Management of Illness in Adults I 3
N8771 Diagnosis and Management of Illness in Adults II 3
N8774 Diagnosis and Management of Illness Across the Adult Lifespan III 3
N8776 Advanced Practicum in Primary Care 4
N8786 Advanced Clinical Assessment Across the Lifespan 3
Total Credits 27 - 31

The above information is current as of 06/16/2010 and is subject to change.

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