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.
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.
Students must secure a site and preceptor for primary care student practice that is acceptable to the program director.
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||2-3|
|N8768||Practicum in Primary Care Across the Adult Lifespan III||2|
|N8769||Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment||1|
|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.