This program prepares Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners to provide direct patient care to adults from adolescence through senescence in a variety of acute and critical care settings.
The development of independent decision-making skills and autonomy in the delivery of holistic health care are emphasized.
Certificate Admission Requirements
The post-master’s certificate program is designed for those nurses who have a master’s degree in an acute care area and wish to complete requirements in order to be eligible to take the adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner certification exam.
The post master's certificate program prepares qualified nurses to be eligible to sit for the certifying exam and is not a degree-granting program. Admission to the certificate program is granted on a space-available basis. The certificate program is designed as a part-time program.
Criteria for Admission to the Certificate Program
- Possession of a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an ACEN or CCNE accredited program
- License to practice as a registered professional nurse in New York State
- One year acute care medical-surgical clinical experience (preferably inpatient or hospital-based)
- Submission of a resume summarizing professional activities and completed continuing education