AGPCNP Post-Master’s Certificate

Narrow your focus. Broaden your impact.

Misericordia’s online adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner (AGPCNP) post-master’s certificate provides an opportunity for you as an MSN degree holder to add another clinical specialization to your credentials.

After you graduate, you’ll qualify to take exams for nurse practitioner certification, which can elevate your standing and create additional opportunities for career advancement and leadership.

This program will teach you the skills needed to conduct initial health assessments and provide consistent, patient-focused care throughout the lifespan of any adult.

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Progressive online learning environment

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Tuition discounts for select industry partners

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No entrance exams or application fees

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Small classes for personalized instruction

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Seamless transition to doctoral-level study

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Clinical workshops and advanced simulations

Specialize your career to care for one of the largest patient populations.*

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Provide specialized care for a patient population that includes adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Focus on disease prevention and promote wellness.

You’ll complete 21 credits of clinical specialization courses along with a minimum of 540 hours of direct clinical practice under the supervision of qualified nurse practitioner and physician instructors.

*U.S. Census Bureau

Qualify for AGNP certification.

With an online post master’s certificate in adult-gerontology primary care, you will be eligible to sit for an AGNP certification examination administered by a nationally recognized certifying organization, such as:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Corporation (ANCC) — offers certification for acute and primary
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) — offers certification for primary only
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) — offers certification for acute only

AGPCNP Certificate Program Curriculum

Misericordia’s online AGPCNP certificate program can equip you with the focused and specialized skill set you need to confidently advance in your field. So whether you’re aiming to sharpen your skill set or take the next step toward earning an advanced degree, our certificate programs can help you get there.

You can choose to complete your coursework for this certificate independently of a degree, or in support of one.

Year One (3 semesters)

20 Credits

NSG 527Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology3 Credits
NSG 528Advanced Physical Ex and Dx Reasoning3 Credits
DNP 800Evidence-Based Practice Theory and Role3 Credits
NSG 526 Advanced Pharmacology for Primary Care3 Credits
DNP 802Advanced Biomedical Ethics & Healthcare Policy3 Credits
NSG 690Primary Care OCI I (FNP and AGPCNP tracks)1 Credit
NSG 529Introduction to Clinical Management of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention in Advanced Practice Nursing4 Credits

Year Two (3 semesters)

19 Credits

NSG 613Acute Episodic Health Needs of Adults and Older Adults3 Credits
NSG 614Chronic Health Needs of Adults and Older Adults3 Credits
NSG 615 Clinical Management of Acute and Chronic Health Needs of Adults and Older Adults4 Credits
NSG 616Evidenced-Based Research Utilization for Advanced Practice Nursing3 Credits
NSG 691Primary Care OCI II (FNP and AGPCNP tracks)1 Credit
NSG 617Women’s Health3 Credits
NSG 618Clinical Management of Women’s Health2 Credits

Year Three (1 semesters)

6 Credits

NSG 612AAdvanced Practice Nursing Clinical Synthesis3 Credits
NSG 622Evidence-Based Practice Synthesis 3 for APRN (Capstone)3 Credits