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).
Why Choose UTA Online:
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.
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
Common sites where Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners may practice include, but are not limited to:
- Intensive care units
- Emergency departments
- Outpatient practice settings in many specialty areas (e.g., neurology, infectious disease, cardiology or pulmonology)
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.
Choosing our online program is cost-effective
UTA is committed to providing students with a quality, affordable education. That's why our Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate online program offers pay-by-the-course options.
Anticipated Course Materials**
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|Suture Kit||$112.50||N5313 – Clinical Skills|
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Know when to apply, when classes start, when tuition is due
Our Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate online program offers multiple start dates and is ideal for students who seek to balance their professional and personal lives.
To see which courses are going to be offered on each start date, download the course schedule.
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Follow our streamlined admission requirements
The College of Nursing and Health Innovation admission process is the first step towards changing your life and enriching the lives of others. Familiarize yourself with these admission requirements, along with information on required documentation.
This UTA accelerated online program is offered to Texas and California residents only.
- 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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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.
NURSC 5461: Adult Gerontology Management Across the Continuum
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.
NURSC 5463: Adult Gerontology Acute Care
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.
NURSC 5354: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Clinical Practice I
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.
NURSC 5355: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Clinical Practice II
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.
NURSC 5640: Adult Gero Acute Care NP Advanced Practicum
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.
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*Per-course tuition based on 3 credit-hour courses.
**Textbook costs not included. To view textbooks, please visit the UTA Bookstore.