Post-Master’s Certificate Program – Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
The purpose of the post-master’s certificate acute care nurse practitioner program is to enable registered nurses who hold a master degree in another nursing specialty area, adult-gero nurse practitioner primary care and family nurse practitioner, to gain the knowledge and skills required for certification as an acute care adult-gerontology nurse practitioner. Core courses required for students in their original master degree nursing program will be evaluated for equivalency to the required post-master’s certificate courses. Past education and experience will be evaluated to determine which required core courses may be waived because of equivalency with GSU courses. Completion of the certificate program will enable the certificate holder to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s examination for adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner.
Required Core Courses (may be exempted if previous coursework is deemed equivalent):
*Nurs 7310: Advanced Pathophysiological Concepts in Nursing –Part I – 3
*Nurs 7320: Advanced Pathophysiological Concepts in Nursing –Part II – 3
*Nurs 7500: Advanced Health Assessment – 3
*Nurs 7550: Pharmacology for the Advanced Practice Nurse – 3
Nurs 7955 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Across the Lifespan – 2
Nurs 7556 Assessment, Diagnostics, and Procedures for the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Across the Lifespan – 2
CNHP 7800 Interprofessional Collaboration for Advanced Practice – 3
Required Specialty Courses:
Nurs 7010 Gerontological Nursing – 3
*Nurs 7340 Common Adult Health Problems (135 clinical hours) – 7
Nurs 7959 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care 1 (140 clinical hours) – 6
Nurs 7960 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care II (225 clinical hours) – 7
*Request can be made for transfer credit from previous master’s degree.
For further information and application materials, contact:
Denisa Reed, Admissions Coordinator III
Graduate Nursing Programs
Office of Academic Assistance for the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions
140 Decatur St.
Room 900 Urban Life Building
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 4019
Atlanta, GA 30302-4019
Accreditation and Approvals
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master of science degree program in nursing, Post-master’s certificate and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Georgia State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
P: (202) 887-6791
F: (202) 887-8476
Georgia State University School of Nursing is a member of the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing.