Post Doctoral Certificate, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP

Post Doctoral Certificate, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Attaining a post doctoral certificate can expand a nurse's professional practice, increase job opportunities, and meet the requirements to become nationally certified in a selected specialty area. The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Post Doctoral Certificate explores subjects such as acute care management, palliative care, and chronic problems in adult aging.

A Brandman Doctoral Certificate is designed for the APRN who have a Ph.D. or DNP and wish to add a specialty in one of our five nurse practitioner specialty areas. In addition to Adult-Gerontology Acute Care the school also offers the following post doctoral certificates:

Students in the Certificate program are required to attend 3 immersion sessions, one before the start of your clinical courses to learn procedures and one at the end of the program.

Students enrolled in a certificate program only are not eligible for financial aid.  Courses taken after completion of a degree program in order to complete the certificate are not eligible for financial aid.

Admission Requirements

Applicants intending on enrolling in this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  1. DNP or Ph.D. degree from a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or a National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) accredited program
  2. National certification as APRN (or eligible to take National Certification Exam)
  3. Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
  4. Unencumbered RN license in the State where you plan to do your precepted clinical practicum hours
  5. Unencumbered APRN license in your current specialty
    • Three recommendation forms
    • Self evaluation
    • Goal statement
  6. Personal interview as needed

Requirements:

*NURU 603 Advanced Health Assessment across Lifespan and Cultures 3
NURU 605 Advanced Pathophysiology across the Lifespan 3
NURU 606 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics across the Lifespan 3
NURU 610 Synthesis of Advanced Practice Management, Role and EBP 3
NURU 631 Palliative Care and Pain Management 3

*NURU 632

Management in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care 3
*NURU 633 Practicum in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care 3
*NURU 634 Complex and Chronic Problems in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care 3
*NURU 635 Practicum for Complex and Chronic Problems in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care 3

 

Total Credits 27

* Students in these courses are required to attend a face-to-face immersion.