This program prepares Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners to provide direct patient care to adults from adolescence through senescence in a variety of clinical 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 a clinical area and wish to complete requirements in order to be eligible to take the adult-gerontology primary 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 master's degree in a clinical area of nursing from an NLNAC/CCNE accredited program
  • License to practice as a registered professional nurse in New York State
  • One year medical-surgical clinical experience (or equivalent)
  • Submission of a resume summarizing professional activities and completed continuing education


Daemen College wishes to announce that it will host a site visit for continuing accreditation of its Baccalaureate nursing program (RN to BS program – includes 1+2+1 academic progression model) and Master’s/Post Master’s Certificate nursing programs by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). This is a concurrent visit with the New York State Education Department Office of the Professions for the purpose of re-registration and accreditation.

You are invited to meet with the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 4p-5p on Wednesday, October 2, in Alumni Lounge in the Wick Center located at 4380 Main Street, Amherst, NY.

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:

Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326
All written comments should be received by the ACEN by Tuesday, September 17, 2019.
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society

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