Post-Graduate APRN Certificate / Adult-Gerontology Primary Care
The George Washington University

Program Details

The Post-Master's Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate engages nursing professionals through didactic and clinical experiences in order to equip them with the necessary skills to provide for the primary care of patients, families, and communities.

Specialty content includes:

  • Advanced pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Advanced health assessment and diagnostic reasoning
  • Diagnosis and management of common primary care health concerns


Students in the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner certificate program are required to attend three on-campus simulation based learning events.

  • Master's degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Scholastic GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale preferred
  • Official transcripts (from all post-secondary schools)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Current resume
  • Personal statement
  • Evidence of current nursing licensure
  • Current CPR certificate
  • Immunization records, including PPD, Hepatitis B, MMR, varicella (titer required), and TD or TDap

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Restricted States

Louisiana, North Dakota, New York, Alabama