Post-Master's Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Master's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Master's
Number of Credits to Completion: 34.0; 640 clinical hours
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 2 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Aid eligible*
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 51.3801
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 29-1141
*The current plan of study for this program would only allow for federal financial aid (including Federal Direct Student Loans) for terms that are at least a minimum of 4.5 credits for graduate courses and 6.0 credits for undergraduate courses. This is based on current regulations from the U.S. Department of Education.
About the Program
The post-master’s Adult-Gerontology Primary Care (AGPC) Nurse Practitioner certificate program is intended for MSN-prepared professionals who want to gain further knowledge in the primary care continuum. It is designed to prepare practitioners to take advanced nursing roles as clinicians, educators, researchers and leaders in the rapidly changing, evidence-driven health care environment. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based practice, interdisciplinary collaboration and critical use of evolving technology. Graduates will be prepared to provide care for adults throughout their lifespans to promote maximal health, reduce risks and manage acute and chronic health conditions.
All graduates will be eligible to sit for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner certification exam through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and/or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
The nurse practitioner faculty is committed to quality and excellence in the nurse practitioner (NP) programs. Students meet on campus for mandatory on-campus intensive (OCI) learning experiences, simulation and evaluation. There are a maximum of two OCIs in each program. Students will attend an OCI during week one of their first clinical course for three to four days (summer quarter). An additional OCI visit may be required for two to three days in another clinical quarter. Dates are subject to change.
During the OCIs, students engage in simulated clinical learning experiences conducted in the College of Nursing and Health Professions' state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary patient simulation lab. These visits provide direct guidance and mentoring from faculty and the opportunity to collaborate with peers. Mandatory, on-campus visits are essential to students transitioning into the NP role.
The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
|NURS 548||Advanced Pathophysiology||3.0|
|NURS 549||Advanced Pharmacology||3.0|
|NURS 550||Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning||4.0|
|NURS 664||Professional Issues for Nurse Practitioners||1.0|
|NURS 641||Advanced Pharmacology for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners||3.0|
|NURS 660||Adult-Gero Primary Care I: Introduction to Adult-Gero Primary Care and Care of the Young-Adult||5.0|
|NURS 661||Adult-Gerontology Primary Care II: Management and Care of Adult Patients in Primary Care||5.0|
|NURS 662||Adult-Gerontology Primary Care III: Management of the Older-Adult Patient in Primary Care||5.0|
|NURS 663||Adult-Gerontology Primary Care IV: Gerontology Management and Care||5.0|
Sample Plan of Study
|Term 1||Credits||Term 2||Credits||Term 3||Credits||Term 4||Credits|
|NURS 548||3.0||NURS 641||3.0||NURS 550||4.0||NURS 660||5.0|
|Term 1||Credits||Term 2||Credits||Term 3||Credits|
|NURS 661||5.0||NURS 662||5.0||NURS 663||5.0|
|Total Credits 34|
For more information about this program, contact:
Graduate Nursing Division
Additional information is available on Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions Post-Master’s Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner webpage and on the Drexel University Online Post-Master’s Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner webpage.