Post Doctoral Certificate, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP

Post Doctoral Certificate, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

This certificate is designed for the APRN who has a doctorate in nursing and wants to add a new NP specialty. For the adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner certification, students will focus on adult and aging adult acute care management, palliative care, and chronic problems.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW 

The Post-Doctoral Certificate, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner gives an APRN with a Ph.D. or DNP the opportunity to add a specialty in adult-gerontology acute care. 
  • Expand your scope of practice, increase professional opportunities, and meet requirements for national certification in a new NP specialty. 
  • Explore acute care management, palliative care, and chronic problems in adult aging.
  • Learn from online lectures, demonstrations and exercises as well as internships/clinical practice in hospitals, clinics and health centers near your home or work.
  • Attend face-to-face and virtual immersion sessions.
  • Complete your program in as little as 6 months.
  • Become eligible for the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification examination after program completion..

*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.

Some programs available to California residents only
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