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Adult/Family Nurse Practitioner to Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate Online

Designed for busy nursing professionals, this online certificate program empowers you to add to your credentials and experience in order to further specialize your practice in as few as 12 months.

01/04/21 Next Application Due Date
01/11/21 Start Classes

Program Overview

$11,822 Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
19 Credit Hours

Prepare to provide direct patient management of adult patients in acute, chronic, and critical conditions in complex care settings with the Adult/Family Nurse Practitioner to Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate online at NKU. In this accelerated online program, you will study differential diagnosis and diagnostic and management issues related to the care of adolescents, adults, and elderly patients with a variety of acute illnesses.

100% online coursework integrates assessment, implementation, and evaluation of advanced technologies in the diagnosis and management of acutely ill adults. You will also get an introduction to invasive interventions and diagnostic device application within the ACNP scope of practice.

Four supervised clinical practicum courses are included in an ICE/ED/Urgent Care setting. Once you graduate, you will be eligible to take the Adult-Gero Acute Care certification examination.

In this online program, you will:

  • Prepare for your Adult-Gero Acute Care nurse practitioner certification exam and expanded practice opportunities to diagnose and treat acutely ill patients
  • Use evidence-based practice to demonstrate advanced levels of clinical judgment, systems thinking, and accountability while implementing change to improve healthcare outcomes
  • Gain an understanding of the management of common illnesses affecting geriatric patients and the pharmacology required to treat
  • Engage in health promotion, problem identification, management of acute and chronic illnesses, integration of advanced assessment, and management of pharmacological and other therapeutic interventions
  • Demonstrate the integration of theory, research, critical thinking/diagnostic reasoning, complex case analysis, and outcome evaluation
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The baccalaureate degree in nursing/master's degree in nursing, postgraduate APRN certificate, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at Northern Kentucky University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC, 20001, 202-887-6791.

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Northern Kentucky University offers a variety of Master of Science in Nursing degrees, an RN to BSN, a Post-Master's DNP, and several nursing certificates online. Check out our other online nursing programs.

Tuition

Tuition for the Adult/Family NP to Adult-Gero Acute Care NP Certificate online program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students and can be paid by the course. All fees are included in the total cost. Financial aid may be available for those who qualify.

Tuition breakdown:

$550 Per Credit Hour
$11,822 Program Tuition

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Program Per Credit Hour Required Fees Total With Fees
Adult/Family Nurse Practitioner to Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate $550 $1,372 $11,822

Contact your enrollment specialist for information on currently available tuition-saving offers. Offers cannot be combined. Tuition is subject to change at any time.

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Calendar

The Adult/Family NP to Adult-Gero Acute Care NP Certificate program is delivered in a convenient online format with 7-week courses and six start dates a year. View the calendar to find the best class start for you and be sure to note the associated deadlines.

Now Enrolling:

01/04/21 Apply By
01/11/21 Start Classes

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Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day
Fall 2 10/14/20 10/01/20 10/06/20 10/09/20 10/14/20 12/04/20
Spring 1 01/11/21 01/04/21 01/06/21 01/08/21 01/11/21 02/26/21
Spring 2 03/15/21 03/03/21 03/08/21 03/11/21 03/15/21 04/30/21

Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from Northern Kentucky University?

Admissions

The admission process is your first step toward completing your Adult/Family NP to Adult-Gero Acute Care NP Certificate online from NKU. Please review the Program Map to determine eligibility of this program in your state. Requirements for admission include:

3.0 GPA or higher on accredited MSN degree
1,000 clinical hours of practice as an RN
Valid NP nursing license and National NP certification

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Adult/Family NP to Adult-Gero Acute Care NP Certificate Online Admission Requirements

  • Completed application for graduate admission
  • $40 application fee paid
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate academic work
  • Valid NP nursing license and National NP certification
  • Master of Science in Nursing degree from an ACEN, CCNE, or CNEA-accredited program
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in MSN graduate coursework
  • 1,000 clinical hours of practice as a Registered Nurse; fill out the verification form here
  • 1 year of critical care experience. Critical Care Verification Form

Official documents may be mailed or emailed to:

NKU Office of Graduate Education
302 Lucas Administrative Center
Highland Heights, KY 41099

[email protected]

Have a question? Call us at 800-985-7215.

Courses

For the Adult/FNP to Adult-Gero Acute Care NP Certificate online, students must complete nine courses, comprising 19 credit hours. These include 5 credit hours of supervised clinical study with a total of 500 clinical hours. All courses are seven weeks long.

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Students must take the following courses:

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course addresses differential diagnosis, diagnostic and management issues related to the care of acutely ill adolescents, adults and the elderly with IP issues, Cardiac, Pulmonary and Transplant problems in the Acute Care setting. Pathophysiology, acute care pharmacology, culture, age, genetics and ethical/legal consideration influences are incorporated into the course.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course addresses differential diagnosis, diagnostic and management issues related to the care of acutely ill adolescents, adults and the elderly with Fluid and Electrolyte, Renal, Endocrine and Gastrointestinal problems in the Acute Care setting. Pathophysiology, acute care pharmacology, culture, age, genetics and ethical/legal consideration influences are incorporated.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course addresses differential diagnosis and management issues related to the care of acutely ill adolescents, adults and the elderly with problems related to Infectious Diseases, Hemostasis, Thrombus, Musculoskeletal, Neurological and Medical Emergencies. Pathophysiology, acute care pharmacology, culture, age, genetics and ethical/legal consideration influences are incorporated.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course integrates assessment, implementation, and evaluation of advanced technologies in the diagnosis and management of acutely ill adults. An introduction to invasive interventions and diagnostic device application within the ACNP scope of practice will be provided.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

In this didactic course, the ACNP student will demonstrate the integration of theory, research, critical thinking / diagnostic reasoning, complex case analysis, and outcome evaluation. Emphasis will be placed on the application of evidence based research / practice guidelines within the context of the individual client condition.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

This is a supervised clinical practicum consisting of 125 hours in an ICU/ED/Urgent Care setting. It is designed to provide the beginning Acute Care Nurse Practitioner student with experience in the assessment and documentation of histories, physical examinations and diagnostic laboratory results of acutely ill adults with complex conditions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

This is a supervised clinical practicum consisting of 125 hours in an ICU/ED/Urgent Care setting. It is designed to provide the intermediate Acute Care Nurse Practitioner student with beginning experience in integrating the management of acutely ill adults with complex conditions in high acuity and specialty areas.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

This is a supervised clinical practicum consisting of 125 hours in an ICU/ED/Urgent Care setting. It is designed to provide the beginning Acute Care Nurse Practitioner student with experience in the assessment and documentation of histories, physical examinations and diagnostic laboratory results of acutely ill adults with complex conditions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

This is a supervised clinical practicum consisting of 125 hours in an ICU/ED/Urgent Care setting. It is designed to provide the Advanced Acute Care Nurse Practitioner student with comprehensive experiences in integrating the management of acutely ill adolescents and adults with complex conditions in high acuity and specialty areas.

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