The Post-Graduate Certificate in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner is a streamlined program for nurses with a degree in primary care who work with acutely ill patients and who wish to achieve acute care certification. The curriculum is made up of two theory courses on diagnosis and management of adult gerontology acute care patients and one clinical practicum course.
Students must ensure their clinical site will enter into an affiliation agreement with the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing before applying for the online adult nurse practitioner program. Clinical training hours must be completed outside of the student’s regular, compensated employment.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
University of Pennsylvania is accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)
- Must be a Nurse Practitioner who has worked with acutely ill patients full-time for a minimum of one year
- Submit transcripts from Nurse Practitioner coursework including courses taken in pathophysiology, pharmacology, and physical assessment
- Submit evidence of active RN licensure and active NP certification
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