Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
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College of Nursing
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.