Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Post Master's) Online

Gain specialized knowledge to provide care to chronically or acutely ill adults. This certificate program is ideal for MSN-prepared nurse practitioners seeking board certification as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.

Apply by: 7/19/24
Start class: 8/19/24
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Program Overview

Discover how the UTA online AGACNP-BC program stands out

The online Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate from The University of Texas at Arlington is designed to give MSN-prepared nurse practitioners the professional skills and knowledge they need to sit for certification to become Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (AGACNP-BC).

This 100% online AGACNP-BC nursing program is individually created based on a gap analysis of each student's MSN transcript and experience. Taught by the same faculty who teach on campus, this accelerated program emphasizes health restoration; management of complex, acute and chronic illness; and complex health management of late adolescents, adults and older adults. In as few as five courses, you will learn how to help assess, manage and provide care to adults, including older adults, across healthcare settings.

Graduates of this AGACNP-BC Certificate program will be able to:

  • Assume responsibility as an adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner to provide healthcare to late adolescents, adults, older adults and their families in secondary and tertiary settings
  • Demonstrate clinical expertise in providing care to acutely ill patients, including diagnostic reasoning, complex monitoring and therapies
  • Use research and theoretical principles in implementing therapies that restore health, minimize complications and manage risk factors
  • Integrate the patient’s care across the continuum of acute care services in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, families and patients
  • Assume responsibility as an adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner to provide healthcare to late adolescents, adults, older adults and their families in secondary and tertiary settings
  • Demonstrate clinical expertise in providing care to acutely ill patients, including diagnostic reasoning, complex monitoring and therapies
  • Use research and theoretical principles in implementing therapies that restore health, minimize complications and manage risk factors
  • Integrate the patient’s care across the continuum of acute care services in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, families and patients

Common sites where Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners may practice include, but are not limited to:

  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Emergency Department (ER)
  • Outpatient practice settings in many specialty areas, such as neurology, infectious disease, cardiology and pulmonology
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Emergency Department (ER)
  • Outpatient practice settings in many specialty areas, such as neurology, infectious disease, cardiology and pulmonology
  • Rehabilitation Centers

Clinical Requirements

The clinical requirements included in the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate program at UTA are intended to provide students with experiential learning opportunities to enable them to transition successfully into the role of the nurse practitioner. An essential part of each clinical experience is active, hands-on practice, guided by a licensed preceptor with expertise in their advanced nursing practice specialty.

Clinical placement at The University of Texas at Arlington in the graduate nursing department is a collaborative process with each student. Students are asked to locate a preceptor which is aligned with their program requirements; however, the Graduate Nursing Department will provide assistance with clinical placement when a student is experiencing difficulty. Clinical placement policies are available in the Graduate Nursing clinical management system, InPlace, and are available to all students upon admission.

The clinical requirements included in the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate program at UTA are intended to provide students with experiential learning opportunities to enable them to transition successfully into the role of the nurse practitioner. An essential part of each clinical experience is active, hands-on practice, guided by a licensed preceptor with expertise in their advanced nursing practice specialty.

Clinical placement at The University of Texas at Arlington in the graduate nursing department is a collaborative process with each student. Students are asked to locate a preceptor which is aligned with their program requirements; however, the Graduate Nursing Department will provide assistance with clinical placement when a student is experiencing difficulty. Clinical placement policies are available in the Graduate Nursing clinical management system, InPlace, and are available to all students upon admission.

State Authorization

Residents of certain states may not be eligible to enroll in all UTA accelerated online programs. See program map for details. Currently enrolled students who reside in ineligible states will need approval to continue uninterrupted in their programs in accordance with applicable state laws. Approval is not guaranteed.

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Per Credit Hour $654
Duration1 As few as 5 courses

Accreditation

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The baccalaureate, master's and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree programs and the post-graduate APRN certificate program in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at The University of Texas at Arlington are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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Tuition

Choosing our online program is cost-effective

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing students with a quality, affordable education. That's why this online program offers pay-by-the course options.

To determine the cost of additional course materials required, check with the UTA Bookstore.

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Tuition breakdown:

Per Course $1,962*
Per Credit Hour $654

Calendar

Know when to apply, when classes start, when tuition is due

The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate online program offers multiple start dates to accommodate your professional and personal schedule.

8-week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment Due
Summer I5/20/244/19/244/19/245/15/245/17/24
Summer II7/1/245/31/245/31/246/26/246/28/24
Fall I8/19/247/19/247/19/248/14/248/16/24
Fall II9/30/248/30/248/30/249/25/249/27/24
Fall III11/4/2410/4/2410/4/2410/30/2411/1/24

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Apply Date 7/19/24
Class Starts 8/19/24

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Admissions

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The College of Nursing and Health Innovation admission process is the first step toward changing your life and enriching the lives of others. Familiarize yourself with these admission requirements, along with information on required documentation.

Admission Requirements

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts
  • Active RN license
  • 2 Years experience

Online Admission Requirements

  • MSN from an NLNAC- or CCNE-accredited program
  • Two years of clinical experience as an RN
  • Acute care certificate options must have 2 years of high acuity direct patient care in the last 5 years
  • Active/Unencumbered RN license
  • Undergraduate (basic) statistics course with a minimum grade of "C"
  • 3.0 GPA in MSN degree program

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Courses

Learn the degree plan for our online AGACNP-BC program

This Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate online program is individually created based on a gap analysis of each student's MSN transcript and experience. A gap analysis is a process that evaluates your current academic career versus what you need to be eligible for certification in your new area of study. You may need more than the minimum number of courses listed, or you may need less than the number of courses listed. Some courses listed may be waived based on the gap analysis.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Foundations of advanced knowledge of common acute and chronic health problems in adolescents, adults, and elders across healthcare settings.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Focuses on a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach in the management of acutely ill, physiologically unstable adolescent, adult and gerontology patients with complex multi-system dysfunction.
Duration: 11 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Clinical experience in specialty practice and high acuity healthcare settings with focus on managing adolescents, adults and elders with common secondary and tertiary healthcare need.
Duration: 11 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Continued clinical experience in specialty practice and high acuity healthcare settings with focus on managing adolescents, adults and elders with common secondary and tertiary healthcare needs.
Duration: 13 weeks
Credit Hours: 6
Clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge, skills and concepts in a guided, progressive context of adult gerontology acute care advanced nursing practice.

Additional Information

To see which courses are going to be offered on each start date, download the course schedule.

1 varies by program and dependent upon coursework completed

*Per-course tuition based on 3 credit-hour courses.

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