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

Broaden your practice to encompass lifelong, specialized care of adults. This program provides an accelerated pathway for MSN-prepared nurse practitioners to become a board-certified Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.

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

Gain insights into our online AGPCNP-BC program

Study to become an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (AGPCNP-BC) with an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate from The University of Texas at Arlington.

This AGPCNP-BC program will focus on illness prevention and management of minor acute illness. Students learn how to synthesize and apply research to maximize healthcare delivery. In as few as five courses, this certificate can lead to work in a wide range of expanded clinical settings. Taught by the same faculty who teach on campus, this post-graduate program is individually created based on a gap analysis of each student's MSN transcript and experience. Broaden your scope of practice and prepare to manage the health of individuals from adolescence through adulthood and the end of life.

Graduates of this online AGPCNP-BC program will be able to:

  • Assume responsibility as an adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner (AG PCNP) to provide healthcare to adolescents, adults, older adults, their families and communities
  • Collaborate with health professionals and use essential resources to implement quality, continuous care to adolescents, adults and their families
  • Coordinate within multidisciplinary teams to deliver quality healthcare across the continuum of elder services
  • Demonstrate confidence in assessment, diagnosis and management of the health needs of adolescents, adults and their families
  • Provide healthcare to elders and their families that maximizes their quality of life and promotes a peaceful death when appropriate
  • Use research and theoretical principles in the management and quality improvement of healthcare delivery and clinical outcomes in AGPCNP practice using research methodologies

The Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate can lead to expanded roles in clinical settings such as:

  • Primary Patient Care/Ambulatory Clinics
  • Criminal Justice Systems
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Primary Patient Care/Ambulatory Clinics
  • Criminal Justice Systems
  • Long-Term Care Facilities

Clinical Requirements

The clinical requirements included in the Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners 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, Exxat, and are available to all students upon admission.

The clinical requirements included in the Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners 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, Exxat, 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

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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

Our course schedule is designed for flexibility

The Adult Gerontology Primary 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 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
Spring I1/6/2512/13/2412/13/241/1/251/3/25

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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

Online Admission Requirements

  • MSN from an NLNAC- or CCNE-accredited program
  • 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 more about our online nursing courses

This Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 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
Focus on interdisciplinary approach and advanced knowledge in the management of adults from adolescence through old age, their families, and communities in a variety of healthcare settings.
Duration: 11 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Clinical experience in primary and long term healthcare settings with focus on managing adolescents, adults, and elders with common episodic acute and chronic healthcare needs.
Duration: 11 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Continued clinical experience in primary and long term healthcare settings with focus on managing adolescents, adults and elders with common episodic acute and chronic 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 advanced nursing practice.

Additional Information

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

1varies by program and dependent upon coursework completed

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

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