Postmaster's Certificate - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)

The AGACNP Postmaster's Certificate curriculum option is designed for the nurse who has a master's degree in nursing and who is certified as an advanced practice nurse seeking eligibility for AGACNP certification.

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Semester 1 (Fall)

NUR 660              Management of Adult-Gerontology Health Problems in  the Acute Care Setting I  (5 hrs)
NUR 663              Acute Care Practicum I (180 practicum hours/variable) (3 hrs)

Total semester hours:  8 credit hours

Semester 2 (Spring)

NUR 661               Management of Adult-Gerontology Health Problems in the Acute Care Setting II (5 hrs)
NUR 664               Acute Care Practicum II (180 practicum hours/variable)  (3 hrs)

Total semester hours:  8 credit hours

Semester 3 (Summer)

NUR 668               Management of Adult-Gerontology Health Problems in the Acute Care Setting III (3 hrs)
NUR 667               Acute Care Practicum III (240 practicum hours/variable) ( 4 hrs)

Total semester hours:  7 credit hours

Total semester credit hours = 23 (13 class credit hours and 10 clinical credit hours/variable)
Total clinical hours = 600


*For practicum courses, the ratio of credit hours to clinical practice is 1:4. A gap analysis on prior clinical experience is used to determine the required practicum hours for the certificate program. A student completing this track will be prepared to meet requirements to take the certification examination under American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) specific specialties and American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) examination for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.

NOTE: This offering does not qualify for financial assistance.

Updated May 18, 2020