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

Program Details

This post-master’s certificate focuses on providing medical diagnosis and treatment for individuals from young adult through senior citizen populations. Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners care for the aging and their families across all areas of health and illness.

Students in this geriatric nurse practitioner program online study the aging process through lectures, problem-based learning, clinical practice hours, patient experiences, and simulations. Supervised clinical hours allow students to perform advanced physical assessment and management of care. Online RN programs at Drexel University allow students to find a clinical site and preceptor in their own community.

Coursework covers topics such as:

  • Management and care of adult patients in primary care
  • Gerontology management and care
  • Advanced pharmacology for adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioners
  • Primary care and care of the young adult

% 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)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Requires two 2-day on-campus intensive experiences, one in summer and one in winter
  • Master of Science in Nursing or Doctorate of Nursing Practice from an accredited program required
  • Current, unrestricted US RN license required

Restricted States

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