Post Doctoral Certificate in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Brandman University

Program Details

The online Certificate in Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP program is designed for the APRN who has a Ph.D. or DNP and wishes to add a specialty to their resume. The program curriculum explores subjects such as:

  • Acute care management
  • Palliative care
  • Chronic problems in adult aging


Students must attend 2-5 immersion sessions (2-4 days in length) at the Irvine Campus.

  • DNP or Ph.D. degree from a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or a National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) accredited program
  • National certification as APRN (or eligible to take National Certification Exam)
  • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
  • Unencumbered RN license in the State where you plan to do your precepted clinical practicum hours
  • Unencumbered APRN license in your current specialty
  • Three recommendation forms
  • Self evaluation
  • Goal statement
  • Personal interview as needed

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

WASC Senior College and University Commission