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Post-Master’s Certificate – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Online


Refine your ability to deliver research-based and patient-centered care to adult and geriatric patients with chronic, acute and critical illnesses.

Next Apply Date: 8/5/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/20/24
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Next Apply Date: 8/5/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/20/24

Program Overview


Explore what our online Post-Master’s Certificate – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner can do for you

This online Post-Master’s Certificate – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner prepares you for two national board certification exams: the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).

Develop the advanced expertise necessary for administrative positions in the healthcare system when you earn an online adult-gerontology nurse practitioner certificate. With our unique team-teaching approach, you will receive personalized support from highly qualified nurse educators throughout this ACEN-accredited program.

Gain hands-on experience utilizing your improved skillsets with a required practicum and optional weekend on-site skills labs. This flexible adult gerontology certificate is designed especially for active nurses, so you can continue working full time while completing convenient, 100% online coursework. You must have a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an ACEN- or CCNE-accredited institution for admission.

In this online Post-Master’s Certificate – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program, you will learn how to:

  • Develop skills and knowledge for advance nursing and leadership roles in the healthcare system
  • Prepare for the national certification exams offered by ANCC and AACN
  • Develop patient-centered care in adolescent to adult populations that respects diversity and unique characteristics of individuals and populations
  • Deliver care for patients who suffer from acute illness related to physiology or a specific condition
  • Gain a foundation for doctoral study in nursing
  • Develop skills and knowledge for advance nursing and leadership roles in the healthcare system
  • Prepare for the national certification exams offered by ANCC and AACN
  • Develop patient-centered care in adolescent to adult populations that respects diversity and unique characteristics of individuals and populations
  • Deliver care for patients who suffer from acute illness related to physiology or a specific condition
  • Gain a foundation for doctoral study in nursing

Prepare for nurse practitioner roles across a variety of healthcare settings, including:

  • Emergency rooms
  • ICUs
  • Urgent care facilities
  • Specialty medicine practices (dermatology, nephrology, etc.)
  • Emergency rooms
  • ICUs
  • Urgent care facilities
  • Specialty medicine practices (dermatology, nephrology, etc.)

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Total Tuition: $7,955
Program Duration: 16 months
Credit Hours 21.5

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Tuition


Stay on track with affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition

Our online Post-Master’s Certificate – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program offers the same affordable tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour: $370
Total Tuition: $7,955

Calendar


Key deadlines to know when applying

Ideal for working nurses, Arkansas State online programs are delivered in an accelerated format with multiple start dates each year.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer 26/24/246/10/246/10/246/13/246/21/248/9/24
Fall 18/20/248/5/248/5/248/8/248/16/2410/4/24
Fall 210/14/249/30/249/30/2410/3/2410/11/2412/6/24

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 8/5/24
Start Class 8/20/24

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Admissions


What you’ll need to apply to A-State Online

We know you’re busy, so we’ve streamlined the A-State admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Students who are interested in the Post-Master’s Certificate – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program must have a Master of Science in Nursing degree from an ACEN- or CCNE-accredited institution. Review full admission requirements below.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application
  • MSN degree
  • Current unencumbered RN license

  • Complete online application and submit application fee
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an ACEN- or CCNE-accredited program of nursing from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA in MSN coursework
  • Official transcript(s) submitted by the registrar of any college/university you have attended. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the granting institution.
  • Current unencumbered RN license
  • Satisfactory background check completed through Verified Credentials

Graduates of an MSN program with an AGACNP option that did not include the required certification eligibility requirements from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and/or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology; Advanced Health Assessment, including diagnostics and disease management; Advanced Pharmacology; and/or minimum of 500 faculty supervised clinical hours) are also eligible to apply. A request for a curriculum "Gap Analysis" to determine an individual Plan of Study will be requested from the Program Coordinator prior to admission.

Request all official transcripts be sent directly to A-State from all colleges or universities attended. Save time by requesting transcripts be sent electronically.

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

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Courses


Preview the online adult gerontology certificate courses

To finish the Post-Master’s Certificate – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner online program, you must complete a total of 21.5 credit hours. If a Gap Analysis determines you must enroll in an individual plan of study, you will also need to complete three advanced nursing courses totaling nine credit hours. All advanced nursing courses (if required) and all seminar courses must be completed prior to the start of the first practicum course taken.

Visit the Course Registration page to view the course schedule for this certificate.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1.5
Provide research based theoretical and clinical foundation for specialization of AG ACNP. Content includes diagnostic reasoning and management of complex acute and chronic health problems for adult and geriatric population.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1.5
Develop care plans and show understanding in interdisciplinary approach to caring for acute care patients. Emphasis within the course is on role and scope of practice, coordination and collaboration across health care settings, and information systems to provide knowledge over various acute care illness and chronic health systems.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1.5
Utilize research based theoretical and clinical foundations to formulate discussions and complete assignments which focus on various health systems, legal, and ethical standards. Focused health promotion and maintenance for acute and chronic conditions from adolescents to older adults.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1.5
Utilize research based theoretical and clinical foundations to expand knowledge across various health systems. Prepare students to care for various illnesses with acute on chronic presentation in different acute care settings. Show emphasis on deliverance of high-quality healthcare and patient outcomes
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1.5
Focuses on research based complex care for specialization of Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Particular attention given to health care economics, palliative or end of life care, emergency therapeutics, and disaster management strategies. Develops portfolio for AG ACNP professional standards outcomes.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1.5
Focuses on specialization of Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Prepare students for national certification examinations by completing review courses and final comprehensive examination.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Clinical application of theoretical basis for management of complex adult and geriatric clients with acute critical illnesses while applying theoretical concepts from chronic illnesses. Prepare students to interview patients, complete written assignments to build care plans, and work with clinical instructors and preceptors to apply knowledge of acute care processes.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Execute knowledge of theoretical basis for management of complex patients in acute care settings. Prepare students to interpret diagnostic test as well as performance and management of therapeutic and technologic interventions. Develop discharge summaries and apply theoretical knowledge for transitioning from various levels of acute on chronic illness.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Utilize clinical application of theoretical basis for management of complex adult and geriatric clients with chronic, acute, and critical illnesses in a variety of health care settings. Prepare students to interpret and utilize diagnostic tests and develop treatment plans.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Utilize clinical application of theoretical basis for management of complex adult and geriatric clients with chronic, acute, and critical illnesses in a variety of health care settings. Emphasis on patient assessment and prioritization of treatments and interventions from hospital admission to discharge.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Further clinical application of theoretical basis for management of complex adult and geriatric clients with chronic, acute, and critical illnesses in a variety of health care settings. Practicum experience in specialized areas of advanced practice.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 2.5
Synthesize theories and utilizes concepts from health systems to apply knowledge in clinical settings. Focuses on stabilization and maintenance of critical or emergent illnesses. Applies knowledge from previous courses to create and finalize a professional portfolio. Participate in an research project to show professional research interests and educate others on potential upcoming changes within the health care system.

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