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

Enhance your knowledge and prepare to assume a specialized role to promote, maintain and restore health to adults who are chronically or acutely ill.

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Program Overview

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:

icon $654 Per Credit Hour
icon As few as 5 courses1 Program Duration
icon $654 Per Credit Hour
icon As few as 5 courses1 Program Duration

This UTA accelerated online program is offered to Texas and California residents only.

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This 100% online post-graduate 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 adolescents. 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.

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)

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Tuition

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.

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

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Anticipated Course Materials**

Equipment Approximate Cost Course
Webcam 1080p Varies $20-$100 Required for all courses
Tripod Varies $5-$10 Required for all courses
Assessment Kit $49.95 N5418 – Advanced Assessment
Otoscope/Ophthalmoscope Rental $155.00 N5418 – Advanced Assessment
Suture Kit $112.50 N5313 – Clinical Skills

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Additional Tuition Information

All degrees are subject to application fees and graduation fees. Additional fees may apply.

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Calendar

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.

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Course Start Application Deadline All Supporting Documents Due Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Session
1/14/2019 12/14/2018 12/14/2018 1/9/2019 1/11/2019 Spring
2/25/2019 1/25/2019 1/25/2019 2/20/2019 2/22/2019 Spring
4/8/2019 3/8/2019 3/8/2019 4/3/2019 4/5/2019 Spring
5/20/2019 4/19/2019 4/19/2019 5/15/2019 5/17/2019 Summer
7/1/2019 5/31/2019 5/31/2019 6/26/2019 6/28/2019 Summer
8/12/2019 7/12/2019 7/12/2019 8/7/2019 8/9/2019 Fall
9/23/2019 8/23/2019 8/23/2019 9/18/2019 9/20/2019 Fall
11/4/2019 10/4/2019 10/4/2019 10/30/2019 11/1/2019 Fall

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Admissions

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.

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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

Visit Graduate Nursing Advising for a list of AO Graduate advisors.

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Courses

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.

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NURS 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.

NURS 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.

NURS 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.

NURS 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.

NURS 5632: Advanced Clinical Nursing 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.

1varies by program and dependent upon coursework completed

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

**Textbook costs not included. To view textbooks, please visit the UTA Bookstore.

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