Post-Graduate Certificate in Adult-Gerontological Clinical NS
University of South Alabama

Program Details

The online Post-Graduate Certificate programs from the University of South Alabama are designed for registered nurses with a graduate degree in nursing who seek academic preparation in a new specialty or subspecialty area of advanced practice nursing. Students who complete one of these programs possess the knowledge and skills required to:

  • Integrate advanced knowledge and theories from nursing and related disciplines into a specialized area of advanced nursing practice
  • Demonstrate competence in advanced nursing roles to meet current and emerging health needs of a specific population or system
  • Use scientific inquiry to identify problems within an organization or specific patient population to improve care outcomes
  • Apply advanced knowledge of leadership and management to transform care delivery systems in a specialized area of advanced nursing practice
  • Contribute to the focus and direction of the nursing profession within a specialized area of advanced nursing practice


Students may be required to come to campus once when they begin the clinical portion of their program for intensive classroom and evaluation sessions.

  • Graduate of an approved master’s or doctoral program with a major in nursing
  • Current registered nurse licensure with no restrictions
  • A GPA of 3.0 on all graduate work
  • Submission of a resume which documents clinical experience
  • Contingent upon a negative drug screen, results of an acceptable background check, submission of Health Data Forms, evidence of Health Insurance, and completion of Certified Profile Medical Records Manager

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges