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Post-Master's Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner Certificate Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 20 months Credit Hours: 31 Tuition: $21,315

Overview


Post-Master's Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner Certificate Online

The Post-Master's Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner Certificate online at Northern Kentucky University gives you the professional knowledge and qualifications to provide healthcare services to adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. Discover new opportunities in your nursing career when you add this program's specialized competencies and clinical experiences to your existing practice.

Core coursework includes innovative clinical pharmacology for APRNs, analysis and application of health data, and fundamentals of research and theory for advanced nursing and evidence-based practice. You will also explore the issues faced by today's evolving healthcare system. This 31 credit hour certificate program is delivered online with four embedded supervised clinical residencies and a capstone course to synthesize skills acquired from previous learning.

As a graduate of the program, you will be prepared to take the Adult-Gero Primary Care certification examination. Nurses who specialize in adult-gero focus on designing plans to improve lifelong outcomes for their patients by promoting healthy changes and managing chronic illnesses. Our Post-Master's Adult-Gero NP Certificate ensures you're ready to serve adolescents through advanced ages with confidence and top-notch skills.

In this program, you will:

  • Prepare for the Adult-Gero Primary Care certification exam and expanded practice opportunities to diagnose and treat patients from adolescence to geriatrics
  • Develop advanced skills in assessment of physical, cognitive, nutritional, and functional domains while integrating appropriate test data and diagnostic reasoning
  • Evaluate pharmacological interventions and review the physiology of selected therapeutic agents and pharmacological management of clients while discussing best practices for patient education
  • Use evidence-based practice to demonstrate advanced levels of clinical judgment, systems thinking, and accountability while implementing change to improve healthcare outcomes
  • Work with patients in a series of supervised clinical residencies to increase your understanding of health promotion, problem identification, acute and chronic illness management, the integration of advanced assessment, and the management of pharmacological interventions
  • Participate in interactive courses that cover topics related to the primary care of adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients, examining neurological, psychosocial, and dermatological systems as well as women's health and gynecology, fetal development, and strategies for elderly patients

Courses

In order to earn the Post-Master's Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner Certificate online, students must complete 13 courses comprising 31 credit hours. These include eight core courses, four supervised clinical residencies for a total of 500 clinical hours, and three credit hours for a capstone project. All courses are seven weeks in length.

To see the full list of online courses for this program, view courses.

Admissions

Applicants for the Post-Master's Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner Certificate online degree program must submit official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate coursework from accredited institutions (MSN degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA required), a copy of your current, unencumbered RN license, and 1,000 clinical hours of practice as an RN verified by employer.

To learn more about the admission requirements for this program, view admissions.

Please review the Program Map to determine eligibility of this program in your state.

Tuition

Tuition for the Post-Master's Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner Certificate online degree program is $21,315, which includes all required fees. The graduate application fee is $40. Tuition is the same for students living inside or outside Kentucky and can be paid by the course.

To learn more about the tuition for this program, view tuition.

Calendar

For the convenience of our Post-Master's Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner Certificate online students, multiple start dates are offered during the academic calendar year. Students should consider application deadline dates, turn in all of their documents, register, and pay tuition for their desired program start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for this program, view calendar.

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Courses


In order to earn the Post-Master's Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner Certificate online, students must complete 13 courses comprising 31 credit hours. These include eight core courses (24 credit hours), four credit hours of clinical residencies with a total of 500 clinical hours, and three credit hours for a capstone project.

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Students must take the following courses:

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Development of advanced skills in assessment of physical, cognitive, nutritional and functional domains: integration of appropriate test data and diagnostic reasoning.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Review of pharmacological physiology of selected therapeutic agents; pharmacological management of clients, including drug selection, client/family education, and monitoring and evaluating pharmacological interventions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course explores the history and role of Advanced Practice Nurses. This includes an overview of the role of the Advance Practice Nurse as a Provider, Consultant, Educator, Researcher, Collaborator, Leader and Administrator. Selected legal, practice, and ethical issues are explored. Nursing theory is incorporated into the course.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A systems-based approach designed to study the physiology and pathophysiology relating to human health. Integrative regulatory mechanisms responsible for homeostasis and cellular adaptation will serve as the foundation for clinical assessment, decision-making, and management in clinical practice.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Interactive course covering topics related to the primary care of adults, specifically examining the ears, eyes, nose & throat, neurological, psychosocial, dermatological, musculoskeletal, and abdominal systems. Pathophysiology, principles of health promotion and disease prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and therapeutic management of common health problems within these systems will be presented.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Interactive course covering topics related to primary care of adults, specifically examining the renal, women's health & gynecology, fetal development, preconception & prenatal, men's health, hematological, immunological, & respiratory systems. Pathophysiology, principles of health promotion, disease prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and therapeutic management of common health problems within these systems presented.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Interactive course covering topics related to primary care of adults, specifically examining cardiac and endocrine systems, palliative care, minor emergency care, and common laboratory and diagnostic tests. Pathophysiology, principles of health promotion and disease prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and therapeutic management of common health problems within these systems will be presented.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This interactive course focuses on the management of common illnesses affecting and pharmacological management of geriatric patients. Students incorporate principles of health promotion, disease prevention, pathophysiology, and assessment to develop therapeutic management and evaluation strategies for geriatric patients.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

The first in a series of courses comprised of a supervised AGNP clinical residency in a variety of primary care settings. Students will engage in health promotion, problem identification, management of acute and chronic illnesses, integration of advanced assessment, and management of pharmacological and other therapeutic interventions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

The second in a series of courses comprised of a supervised AGNP clinical residency in a variety of primary care settings. Students will engage in health promotion, problem identification, management of acute and chronic illnesses, integration of advanced assessment, and management of pharmacological and other therapeutic interventions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

The third in a series of courses comprised of a supervised AGNP clinical residency in a variety of primary care settings. Students will engage in health promotion, problem identification, management of acute and chronic illnesses, integration of advanced assessment, and management of pharmacological and other therapeutic interventions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

The fourth in a series of courses comprised of a supervised AGNP clinical residency in a variety of primary care settings. Students will engage in health promotion, problem identification, management of acute and chronic illnesses, integration of advanced assessment, and management of pharmacological and other therapeutic interventions.

Students must take the following course, totaling three credit hours, as part of the Post-Master's Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner Certificate practicum.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Practicum synthesizing content from all previous courses in the Advanced Practice Nurse majors. This culminating experience will result in a project synthesizing all previous learning.

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Admissions


The admission process is the first step toward earning your degree online. Find out the requirements for the Post-Master's Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner Certificate online, what additional materials you should send, and where you need to send them.

Post-Master's Adult-Gero NP Cert Online Requirements

  • Completed application for graduate admission
  • $40 application fee paid
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate academic work
  • Verification of your current, unencumbered RN license with expiration date in the state in which you are licensed and practice.
  • Master of Science in Nursing degree from an ACEN, CCNE, or CNEA accredited program of nursing
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA in MSN graduate coursework
  • 1,000 hours of work experience. Verification form, click here.

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

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

Or email documentation to graduate@nku.edu

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

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Tuition


The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Post-Master's Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner Certificate online. Tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included in the total tuition cost.

Program Per Credit Hour Required Fees Total With Fees
Post-Master's Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner Cert $621 $2,064 $21,315

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


For the Post-Master's Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner Certificate Online

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Fall 2 October 16, 2019 October 4, 2019 October 9, 2019 October 12, 2019 October 16, 2019 December 6, 2019
Spring 1 January 13, 2020 January 2, 2020 January 6, 2020 January 9, 2020 January 13, 2020 February 28, 2020
Spring 2 March 16, 2020 March 4, 2020 March 9, 2020 March 12, 2020 March 16, 2020 May 1, 2020
Summer 1 May 11, 2020 April 29, 2020 May 4, 2020 May 7, 2020 May 11, 2020 June 26, 2020
Summer 2 June 29, 2020 June 17, 2020 June 22, 2020 June 25, 2020 June 29, 2020 August 14, 2020
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