Program AdvisorTaylor Rose Pamperin
This post-master's certificate program prepares the nurse who already has a graduate degree in nursing to become academically eligible for certification as an Adult-Older Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
Graduates will be able to apply advanced clinical assessment and management skills to complex health problems. They care for acutely ill patients, ages 13 and up, in a variety of settings such as acute care facilities, specialty practice offices, and skilled care. Program graduates are academically eligible to take the national certification examination for adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner (AGACNP). One year of full-time acute care registered nurse experience is required prior to clinical courses.
The post-master’s certificate curriculum is individually designed based on the course work documented on the transcript of the student’s master’s degree. The number of credits required for the completion of the certificate will vary.
The courses listed are required in the post-master’s curriculum plan unless these courses, or their acceptable equivalent, are documented on the master’s transcript. A minimum of 12 credits is required for the post-master’s certificate.
NURS 6030 Pathophysiological Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice
NURS 6032 Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice
NURS 6035 Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan
NURS 6037 Management of Episodic Health Problems
NURS 6240 Complex Health Problems
NURS 6335 Differential Diagnosis and Advanced Skills for the Acutely Ill Adult
NURS 6340 Complex Acute Care Problems
NURS 6351 Advanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Adult-Older Adult 1 Clinical
NURS 6352 Advanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Adult-Older Adult 2 Clinical
NURS 6353 Advanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Adult-Older Adult 3 Clinical
Debra Casper MSN, CCRN, ACNP-BC (Option Coordinator)
Felisa Antonchorgy, MSN, ACNP-BC
Jennifer Bauman MSN, CCRN, AGACNP-BC
Jessica Leiberg, DNP, ACNP-BC, CNP
Mary Stauber DNP, ANP-BC, ACNP-BC
Amy Steffy, MSN, ANP-BC, ACNP-BC
Stephanie Strouse, MSN, RN, ACNP-AG
Lauren Tyler MSN, ACNP-BC