The Department of Graduate Nursing's Post-Graduate Certificates educates advanced nursing leaders.
The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) certificate includes theory online, on campus days for skills and simulation, and precepted clinical experiences.
Students who are already licensed as an advanced practice registered nurse can complete a post-graduate APRN certificate program in 12-18 months in the following concentrations:
The curriculum integrates nursing, science, concepts and theories from related disciplines, along with practice and research. The number of credits and time to complete the certificate are dependent of the specialty area.
Upon completion of the Doctor of Nursing Practice and/or post-graduate APRN certificate, the graduate will be able to:
- Synthesize knowledge and apply evidence-based research from nursing and related disciplines as a basis for advanced nursing practice across the lifespan.
- Implement roles of advanced nursing practice responsive to changing social, economic, political, technological, and environmental conditions.
- Apply skills in leadership on interprofessional teams to collaboratively improve patient and population health outcomes, particularly among rural and underserved.
Students must achieve the following program requirements for all courses listed under Program Requirements and Program Required Courses for the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) certificate.
Major Credits: 41
Clinical Hours: 840
Program Required Courses
|NSG 8705||Introduction to Acute Care Practice, Therapeutics & Diagnostics||1|
|NSG 8710||Acute Care Adult Gerontology Management I||3|
|NSG 8712||Acute Care Adult Gerontology Management II||4|
|NSG 8714||Acute Care Adult Gerontology Management III||4|
|NSG 8715||Acute Care Adult Gerontology Practicum I||3|
|NSG 8717||Acute Care Adult Gerontology Practicum II||4|
|NSG 8719||Acute Care Adult Gerontology Practicum III||4|
|NSG 8777||Topics (Advanced Practicum I: Adult)||3|
|NSG 8777||Topics (Healthcare Management I)||3|
|NSG 8777||Topics (Lifespan Health Assessment I)||2|
|NSG 8777||Topics (Lifespan Health Assessment II)||2|
|NSG 8777||Topics (Pathophysiology for Advanced Clinical Practice I)||2|
|NSG 8777||Topics (Pathophysiology for Advanced Clinical Practice II)||2|
|NSG 8777||Topics (Advanced Pharmacology I)||2|
|NSG 8777||Topics (Advanced Pharmacology II)||2|
To graduate from the College of St. Scholastica, graduate students must meet the following minimum degree requirements.
Minimum GPA: 3.0