Graduate Certificate in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)

The College of Graduate & Continuing Studies (CGCS) offers an 18-credit hour certificate in the field of Acute Care-Adult Gerontology within the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program. This certificate will prepare students for national certification as a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Acute Care-Adult Gerontology (ACNP-AG).

The ACNP-AG is an advanced practice certification preparing nurses to provide continuous and comprehensive advanced nursing care to acutely ill adult-gerontology patients (young adults, older adults and frail elderly) experiencing episodic illness, exacerbation of chronic illness or terminal illness (AACN).

Students enrolled in the Acute Care-Adult Gerontology certificate may need to satisfy the following pre-requisites prior to matriculating the certificate courses.

Pre-requisite Courses
NR 548Advanced Pathophysiology3
NR 552Advanced Pharmacology3
NR 553Advanced Physical Assessment3
Total Cr.9
Adult Gerontology Certificate Courses
NR 591Advanced Pharmacology--Population Focus: Adult and Geriatric2
NR 621Adult Geriatric Acute Care I2
NR 622Adult Geriatric Acute Care 1 Clinical2
NR 623Adult Geriatric Acute Care II2
NR 624Adult Geriatric Care II Clinic2
NR 625Adult Geriatric Acute Care III2
NR 626Adult Geriatric and Acute Care III Clinical2
NR 627Adult Geriatric Acute Care IV2
NR 628Adult Geriatric and Acute care IV Clinical2
Total Cr.18