Postmasters Certificate - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

This curriculum plan option is designed for nurses who have a master's degree in nursing and are certified as an advanced practice nurse seeking eligibility for AGPCNP certification.

SEMESTER 1
Fall Semester

NUR 632 Well Adult and Selected Health Problems in Primary Care Setting (3 hrs)
NUR 654 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practicum I [180 clinical hours/variable] (3 hrs)
Total semester hours: 6 credit hours           

SEMESTER 2
Spring Semester

NUR 653 Women’s Health (2 hrs)
NUR 655 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practicum II [120 clinical hours/variable] (2 hrs)
Total semester hours: 4 credit hours   

SEMESTER 3
Summer Semester                                                                                                                                

NUR 633 Selected Health Problems of Adults with Acute and Chronic Illnesses (3 hrs)
NUR 656 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practicum III [240 clinical hours/variable] (4 hrs)
Total semester hours: 7 credit hours   

TOTAL COURSE HOURS                                                                                                 17 hours
TOTAL CLINICAL PRACTICE HOURS                                                                           540 hours*

*For practicum courses, the ratio of credit hour to clinical practice hours is 1:4. A gap analysis of prior clinical experience is used to determine the required clinical practice hours for the certificate program. A student completing this track will be prepared to meet requirements to take the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner certification examination offered by either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB). This program does not qualify for financial assistance.

Published:  October 25, 2018