Post-Graduate Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program

The Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner program of the Decker School of Nursing is designed for nurses with a Master's Degree in nursing who seek advanced clinical preparation as an Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible for certification as an Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner in New York State and and are eligible to sit for a national certification examination.

Graduates of the program are prepared to provide primary advanced nursing care to well adults/elders, acutely and chronically ill adults/elders, and frail, older persons in community or institutional settings. Supervised clinical practice is an integral part of the program. Whenever possible, clinical experience will be arranged near the student's place of residence.

Program Plan

Semester I (Fall) Credits
N502 Health Assessment 3
N518 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan 3
(Total Credits) 6
Semester II (Spring) Credits
N511 Adult-Gerontological Nursing I 3
N514 Functional Role I Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner 4
N519 Advanced Pharmacology 3
(Total Credits) 10
Semester III (Fall) Credits
N512 Adult-Gerontological Nursing II 3
N554 Functional Role II Nurse Practitioner 4
(Total Credits) 7
Semester IV (Spring) Credits
N513 Adult-Gerontological Nursing III 3
N555 Functional Role III Nurse Practitioner 4
(Total Credits) 7
Total Credits 30


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Last Updated: 2/3/16