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Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Purdue University Global's Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate program is designed to prepare it's student's to serve in a professional practice in acute and complex care settings. Learn more about Purdue University Global's Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate program.

Official Program Name:

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Graduate Certificate

Program Prerequisites:

The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate program requires students to have a master's degree with an upper-level major in nursing from an accredited institution. Additionally students will need proof of one year of recent full-time practice (2000 hours) as a registered nurse in a critical care setting. Students will also need to provide evidence of current advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certification.

Program Description:

The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate program is designed for student's with a master's degree to further their knowledge of care management of acutely adult patients. Students of this program are required to complete a series of clinical practice sessions for application past just theoretical knowledge with a special focus on in-person skills. These sessions are all completed in close consultation with the faculty and the Clinical Placement Team.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

51 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.'

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Required Courses Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate program:

Students of the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate program are required to complete a total of eleven courses (51 credits).

Certificate Courses (51 credits)

  • Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology Across the Life Span (5 credits)
  • Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning (5 credits)
  • Advanced Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics (5 credits)
  • Specialized Pharmacology for the AGACNP Acute Care NP (2 credits)
  • AGACNP Introduction to Acute Care Management (4 credits)
  • AGACNP Acute Care Diagnosis and Management I (5 credits)
  • AGACNP Acute Care Diagnosis and Management Clinical I (5 credits)
  • AGACNP Acute Care Diagnosis and Management II (5 credits)
  • AGACNP Acute Care Diagnosis and Management Clinical II (5 credits)
  • AGACNP Critical Care Management (5 credits)
  • AGACNP Critical Care Management Clinical (5 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Purdue University Global's Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate program may be interested in pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice at Purdue University Global. Additionally graduate certificates are available in the following areas:

  • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate
  • Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Certificate
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Career Paths:

Students who complete Purdue University Global's Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate program develop important skills in advanced and professional practice for acutely ill adult populations. Graduates of this program generally pursue positions in the following settings:

  • Trauma units
  • Subacute care units
  • Emergency Rooms
  • Specialty clinics
  • Schools of nursing
  • Intensive care units

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