This program is offered online in selected states. Please contact us for more information.
The Post-Master of Science in Nursing: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with an Emphasis in Adult-Gerontology Certificate program prepares experienced registered nurses to provide competent advanced practice nursing care in complex, acute, and critical care settings through an evidence-based program of study.
This nursing certificate program combines courses in advanced health assessment, clinical diagnosis, procedural skill acquisition, and care management of acutely and chronically ill adult and geriatric patients. Clinical experiences emphasize the physiological and psychosocial impact of acute and critical illness on the patient, family, and community, and prepare the ACNP-AG in the diagnosis and management of acute and life-threatening health problems. The 37-credit hour nursing certification program includes 550 hours of directly supervised clinical practice with qualified preceptors.
Select states may have additional requirements to meet the standards in that state. Students should reference their Enrollment Agreement for state specific requirement.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing and masters degree in nursing at Grand Canyon University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
This program is offered in the following formats or locations:
The dynamic capabilities of GCUs online curriculum offer considerable flexibility and convenience for career oriented professionals who are pursuing their educational goals. Full time faculty members, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Our small class sizes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Classes begin frequently.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.