Post-Master’s Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Accepting qualified students each fall and spring
|Tuition / credit hour||$583.11|
|Fee / credit hour|
|Network & Data Systems||$11.10|
Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2021 rates for students studying completely online. If an online student takes a course on campus, tuition and fees will differ.
Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid
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This Post Master’s Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner will prepare you to serve adult and older adult patients in acute and complex care settings. Coursework empowers Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) to pursue board certification and specialization in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP).
You also will learn how to effectively communicate with families and manage multifaceted acute care situations.
Courses in this certificate program are also offered in the online Doctor of Nursing Practice. Both programs are provided by the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing in the College of Education and Health Professions.
Applicants are required to:
- Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or the equivalent from an international college or university,
- Maintain a current registered nurse (RN) license,
- And have earned either (a) a Master of Science degree in Nursing from a CCNE- or ACEN-accredited program, or (b ) a doctoral degree (DNAP, DNP, or PhD) to be eligible for consideration.
Other admission requirements include:
- Evidence of at least two years of strong professional nursing experience.
- Evidence of clinical placement commitments (necessary to fulfill the clinical objectives of the certificate) for master's or DNP-prepared nurse practitioners.
- Evidence of national certification in advanced practice nursing specialty.
- Evidence of Advanced Practice licensure.
Students must complete the 21 credit hours of coursework below:
- NURS 5332 - Common Problems in Acute Care in Adult and Gerontology Populations Clinical Practicum (2 credit hours)
- NURS 5434 - Common Problems in Acute Care in Adult and Gerontology Populations (4 credit hours)
- NURS 5443 - Chronic Health Problems in Adult and Gerontology Populations
- NURS 5454 - Chronic Health Problems in Adult and Gerontology Populations Clinical Practicum
- NURS 5463 - Acute and Critical Illness in Adult and Gerontology Populations
- NURS 5475 - Acute and Critical Illness in Adult and Gerontology Populations Clinical Practicum (5 credit hours)
Scholarship and Grant Information
The program is to meet the educational requirements for the occupational license of Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). Individual state boards of nursing may regulate out-of-state nursing education programs or clinical placement courses at APRN level.
This University of Arkansas program is approved by the following state boards of nursing
to enroll students: Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana,
Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana (Adult Gerontology Acute Care concentration only),
Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska,
Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia,
West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Territories: Guam and American Samoa.
The program is currently not available to students residing in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington, Washington DC, and Wyoming.
This degree program requires clinical or internship hours that must be completed in an approved U.S. location or U.S. military base for military personnel.