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

Enhance your knowledge and skills—and prepare to provide care for adults throughout their lives to promote maximal health and manage acute and chronic health conditions.

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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.

Why Choose UTA Online:

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academic calendar program duration icon As few as 5 courses1 Program Duration
tuition icon $654 Per Credit Hour
academic calendar program duration icon As few as 5 courses1 Program Duration

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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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 expanded clinical settings such as:

  • Primary patient care/ambulatory clinics
  • Criminal justice systems
  • Long-term care facilities

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

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, InPlace, and are available to all students upon admission.

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Tuition

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We understand that it can be difficult to manage work, classes, life and finances. That's why UTA offers an affordable online education with 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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Calendar

Our course schedule is designed for flexibility

Our Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate program offers multiple start dates and is ideal for students who seek to balance their professional and personal lives.

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

Course Start Application Deadline All Supporting Documents Due Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Session
5/23/2022 4/22/2022 4/22/2022 5/18/2022 5/20/2022 Summer
7/5/2022 6/3/2022 6/3/2022 6/29/2022 7/1/2022 Summer
8/22/2022 7/22/2022 7/22/2022 8/17/2022 8/19/2022 Fall
10/3/2022 9/2/2022 9/2/2022 9/28/2022 9/30/2022 Fall
11/14/2022 10/14/2022 10/14/2022 11/9/2022 11/11/2022 Fall

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Admissions

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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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  • 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

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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.

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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 5462: Adult Gerontology Primary Care

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.

NURSC 5352: Adult Gerontology Primary Care Clinical Practice I

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.

NURSC 5353: Adult Gerontology Primary Care Clinical Practice II

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.

NURSC 5645: Adult Gero Primary 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.

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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