Post-Master’s Certificate in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Drexel University

Program Details

This post-master’s certificate is designed for practitioners with an MSN who want to gain expertise in managing medical, surgical, and critical care patient populations. The program emphasizes diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision making.

Students in this program gain the skills and knowledge necessary to improve and sustain the health of acutely ill adult and aging patients. Coursework covers advanced pathophysiology, pharmacology, and clinical assessment. Online NP programs at Drexel University allow the student to find a clinical site and preceptor in their local community. 

Graduates of this geriatric nurse practitioner program online can find employment in settings including:

  • Intensive care units
  • Consult services
  • Hospitalist teams
  • Palliative care services
  • Home care
  • Sub acute long-term care hospitals
  • Specialty clinics

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Drexel University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Applicaton Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Requires one 4-day on-campus summer intensive experience
  • Master of Science in Nursing or Doctorate of Nursing Practice from an accredited program required
  • Current, unrestricted US RN license required
  • Two years of current bedside acute care nursing experience required, with critical care experience preferred

Restricted States

Alabama, Colorado, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming