Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Master's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Master's
Number of Credits to Completion: 39.0; 800 clinical hours
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 2 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Aid eligible

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 51.3822
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 29-1171
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The online Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program is designed to prepare practitioners for professional practice in the management of medical, surgical, and critical-care adult patient populations. This certificate is offered to those individuals who have earned a master's degree in nursing and seek further preparation as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the AACN and/or ANCC's Adult Gerontology Acute Care Certification Examination.

The nurse practitioner faculty is committed to quality and excellence in the nurse practitioner (NP) programs. Students meet on campus for mandatory On Campus Intensive (OCI) learning experiences, simulation, and evaluation. OCI visits occur 2-4 times during the clinical portion of the program and range from 2-3 days. Mandatory on-campus visits are essential to students transitioning into the NP role.

During the On-Campus Intensives, students engage in simulated clinical learning experiences conducted in the College of Nursing and health Professions' state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary patient simulation lab. These visits provide direct guidance and mentoring from faculty, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with peers.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
Support Courses
NURS 548Advanced Pathophysiology3.0
NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0
NURS 550Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning 4.0
Concentration Courses
NURS 554Pharmacology for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners3.0
NURS 570Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP I: Introduction to Adult Gerontology Acute Care Medicine5.0
NURS 571Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner II: Mgnt/Care of Patients in Acute/Crit Care Med Set5.0
NURS 572Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner III: Mgnt/Care of Patients in Acute Surgical Setting5.0
NURS 573Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP IV: Management of Care of Patients in Critical Care Settings5.0
NURS 580Adult Gero Acute Care NP V: Mgmt/Care of Clients in Acute, Critical Care, Med or Surg Settings5.0
NURS 664Professional Issues for Nurse Practitioners1.0
Total Credits39.0

Additional Information

For more information about this program, visit Drexel's MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs web page.

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