Adult-Gerontology Primary 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: 34.0; 640 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 Post-Master’s Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care (AGPC) Nurse Practitioner program is intended for MSN prepared professionals who would like to gain further knowledge in the primary care continuum. It is designed to prepare practitioners who will take advanced nursing roles as clinicians, educators, researchers, and leaders in the rapidly changing, evidence-driven healthcare environment. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, and critical use of evolving technology. Graduates will be prepared to provide care for adults throughout their lifespan to promote maximal health, reduce risks and manage acute and chronic health condition.

Graduates will be eligible to apply for certification as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

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

NURS 548Advanced Pathophysiology3.0
NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0
NURS 550Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning 4.0
NURS 641Advanced Pharmacology for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners3.0
NURS 660Adult-Gero Primary Care I: Introduction to Adult-Gero Primary Care and Care of the Young-Adult5.0
NURS 661Adult-Gerontology Primary Care II: Management and Care of Adult Patients in Primary Care5.0
NURS 662Adult-Gerontology Primary Care III: Management of the Older-Adult Patient in Primary Care5.0
NURS 663Adult-Gerontology Primary Care IV: Gerontology Management and Care5.0
NURS 664Professional Issues for Nurse Practitioners1.0
Total Credits34.0

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
NURS 548Advanced Pathophysiology3.0
NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0
NURS 664Professional Issues for Nurse Practitioners1.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 2
NURS 641Advanced Pharmacology for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners3.0
 Term Credits3.0
Term 3
NURS 550Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning 4.0
 Term Credits4.0
Term 4
NURS 660Adult-Gero Primary Care I: Introduction to Adult-Gero Primary Care and Care of the Young-Adult5.0
 Term Credits5.0
Term 5
NURS 661Adult-Gerontology Primary Care II: Management and Care of Adult Patients in Primary Care5.0
 Term Credits5.0
Term 6
NURS 662Adult-Gerontology Primary Care III: Management of the Older-Adult Patient in Primary Care5.0
 Term Credits5.0
Term 7
NURS 663Adult-Gerontology Primary Care IV: Gerontology Management and Care5.0
 Term Credits5.0
Total Credit: 34.0

Additional Information

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

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