Decker School of Nursing

Certificate Programs

Adult-gerontological nurse practitioner certificate program 

The Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program is designed for nurses with a master's degree in nursing who seek advanced clinical preparation as an adult-gerontological nurse practitioner.

Students will acquire a comprehensive understanding of health and illness in adult and older-adult populations. Graduates will be 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.

Upon completion of the certificate program, graduates will be eligible for certification as an adult-gerontological nurse practitioner in New York state and are eligible to sit for a national certification examination.

Curriculum

Below is a sample curriculum plan for the Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program. Students are encouraged to review the University Bulletin for more information, or contact the Decker graduate/advising office.

Semester 1, fall

Credits

NURS 502: Advanced Health Assessment

3

NURS 518: Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan

3

Semester total

6

Semester 2, spring

Credits

NURS 511: Adult-Gerontological Nursing Practice I

3

NURS 514: Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Functional Role I

4

NURS 519: Advanced Pharmacology for Clinical Practice

3

Semester total

10

Semester 3, fall

Credits

NURS 512: Adult-Gerontological Nursing Practice II

3

NURS 554: Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Functional Role II

4

Semester total

7

Semester 4, spring

Credits

NURS 513: Adult-Gerontological Nursing Practice III

3

NURS 555: Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Functional Role III

4

Semester total

7

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETION

30

Application criteria

Students holding an MS degree in nursing may enroll in the post-graduate adult-gerontological nurse practitioner program. Depending on prior educational preparation, several course requirements may be eligible for waiver by the graduate nursing program director with the submission of official transcripts reflecting successful completion of previous coursework (grade of B or better) and related supporting course syllabi. Graduate record examination (GRE) scores are not required for admission to this program.

Admissions information and how to apply

Information on admissions, financial aid, housing, program costs and visiting Binghamton University's campus is presented on the Graduate School website.

Complete instructions for applying to a certificate program at Binghamton University are available on the Graduate School's how to apply webpage. If you have questions regarding application submission, contact the Graduate School at 607–777–2151 or gradadmission@binghamton.edu.

You may also wish to explore the Decker School's graduate tuition and funding or after graduation webpages.

Last Updated: 10/13/16