Post-Master Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Program Details

The online Post-Master Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner is for nurses with MSNs seeking to provide comprehensive care for adults with chronic, acute, or episodic health problems. The culturally-sensitive curriculum  synthesizes advanced skills in health assessment, diagnostics, pharmacotherapeutics, and pharmacology. The courses are punctuated by in-person skills labs at the main campus.

Graduates are qualified to sit for the:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center's Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses’ Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Must have a valid, unencumbered RN license, along with at least one year of RN experience
  • Requires completion of an accredited MSN degree
  • Requires BLS certification
  • Additional certifications and course prerequisites may be required
  • Includes occasional on-campus sessions for field experience or immersion work

Restricted States

Arizona, California, Louisiana, New York, Oregon, Washington