Advanced Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

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Accredited by the New York State Board of Regents.

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
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