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Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Graduate Certificate


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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 30
Cost Per Credit: $1053
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College of Nursing

Program Details

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) certificate is a four-semester, part-time opportunity for working registered nurses. Campus experiences complement online course content for learning and demonstrating health assessment skills. Participation in a Clinical Skills Intensive scheduled on campus before the start of the second fall semester is required.

The AGACNP certificate is not offered every year. Interested applicants should contact the College of Nursing Office of Student Affairs to verify that the certificate will be offered at the time of application. Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to take an AGACNP national board certifying examination. To qualify for entry into the AGACNP graduate certificate program, you must have a Master of Science in nursing and RN experience in an acute care setting. Additionally, the certificate requires a minimum of 28 credits and 810 clinical hours.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


Core courses for this program include: 

NURS 609a: Health Assessment
NURS 501: Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology
NURS 574: Pharmacology in Acute Care
NURS 615: Adult-Gerontology Diagnosis & Management of Chronic & Acute Illness
NURS 682: Cardiac Rhythm Analysis & Interventions
NURS 572: Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
NURS 616: Adult-Gerontology Diagnosis & Management of Chronic & Acute Illness II
NURS 680: Women's Health in Advanced Practice Nursing
NURS 684: Adult-Gerontology Traumatic Injury and Emergent Illness
NURS 683: Advanced Practice Nursing in the Care of Older Adults
NURS 693a: Clinical Residency