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Post Master's Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificate online

Advance your nursing career and gain expertise with this Post Master’s Adult-Gero NP Certificate online.

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Program Overview

$14,634 Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
27 Credit Hours

The Post Master's Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner online certificate program from William Paterson gives you the professional expertise and credentials to provide healthcare services to adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients in as few as 12 months.

This online nursing certificate program equips you with the specialized knowledge and clinical experience necessary to provide evidence-based nursing care as an advanced nurse practitioner. The program coursework examines advanced nursing practices, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and health assessment of the adult client.

Nurses who specialize in Adult Gero focus on designing plans to improve lifelong outcomes for their patients by promoting healthy changes and managing chronic illnesses. As a graduate of the program, you will be prepared to take the Primary Care AGNP Certification Examination.

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Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Apply advanced knowledge of nursing theories, related sciences and humanities, and methods of inquiry in the delivery of healthcare services
  • Develop leadership and communicate effectively using the collaborative approach to improve quality care
  • Analyze changes in the healthcare system through the design and implementation of health-related projects that strengthen outcomes in the healthcare delivery system
  • Apply evidence, research, and theory to improve health services
  • Apply current health information and technologies to advance the quality and accessibility of care
  • Advocate for healthcare policies and systems to improve healthcare
  • Analyze systems' responses to health and illness to improve the promotion, restoration, and maintenance of health that reflect respect across diverse cultures
  • Engage in advanced nursing care to individuals, families, communities, and clinical populations

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Prepare for private practice delivering primary care services in a variety of settings:

  • Internal Medicine Offices
  • Community Clinics
  • Rehab and Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Specialty Clinics
  • University Student Health Centers
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Home Care
  • Prisons and Jails

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Tuition

The William Paterson University Post Master’s Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificate online offers affordable, pay by the course tuition.

Tuition breakdown:

$542 Per Credit Hour
$14,634 Total Tuition

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Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
Post Master's Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner online $542 $1,626 $14,634

Calendar

William Paterson University online Post Master's certificate programs are delivered in a flexible format ideal for working professionals, with accelerated coursework and six start dates each year.

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Term Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day
Fall 2 11/02/20 10/13/20 10/19/20 10/27/20 10/27/20 12/20/20

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Admissions

We've streamlined the admission process for the Post Master’s Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificate online to help you get started right away. Please read the admission requirements, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them.

The requirements include:

MSN from an accredited institution
RN license, valid and unencumbered
GPA of 3.0 or higher

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You must meet the following requirements for admission to the Post Master’s Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner Certificate online:

  • Submit online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with official graduate nursing transcripts
  • An active, unencumbered RN license in the state where you practice
  • One year of RN work experience
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

Official transcripts and other documents should be sent from the granting institutions to:

Email address: graduate@wpunj.edu

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Office of Graduate Admissions & Enrollment Services
Morrison Hall 102
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470

Courses

For the online Post Master’s Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificate, you must complete 27 credit hours and 510 clinical hours. The total number of credit hours needed and the time to completion may be less, depending on the specific courses taken in the prior master’s program. Courses needed will be evaluated on an individual basis during the admission process.

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NUR 5461: Advanced Pathophysiology

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An in-depth study of the pathogenesis of major conditions affecting clients across the life span including children, child-bearing women, and young adults, adults, and older adults. Assessment of complex clinical situations will be analyzed along with laboratory and diagnostic data to provide a rationale for nursing management decisions.

NUR 6001: Advanced Health Assessment of the Adult Client

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the study of history taking, physical exam and laboratory/diagnostic techniques that support the assessment and diagnosis of young adults, adults, and older adults by the advanced practice nurse. The course allows the student to develop the cognitive and psychomotor skills required to perform a comprehensive health assessment including health history and physical examination of the young adult, adult, and older adult and to address common healthcare problems seen in a primary care community setting.

NUR 6011: Advanced Pharmacology

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Provides students with information that will enable them to apply clinical pharmacotherapeutics to client care. Standard and new drugs; drug-delivery systems in pharmacotherapy; age- and illness-related modifications across the lifespan and drug and food interactions are emphasized. The legal and regulatory aspects of drug administration with the prescriptive authority of the advanced practice nurse will be explored.

NUR 6111: Advanced Nursing Practice I

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Required for the adult/gerontology and family nurse practitioner tracks. Emphasis is on age-appropriate health screening, health maintenance, and health promotion. The management of selected acute/chronic healthcare problems of the young adult, adult, and older adult are addressed including: EENT (ears, eyes, nose, throat), hematological, cardiac, respiratory, endocrine, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and neurological system disorders. Development of advanced practice nursing and interdisciplinary plans of care based on research evidence, legal, political and ethical considerations, and the use of information technology will be addressed.

NUR 6121: Advanced Nursing Practice II

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Required for the adult gerontology and family nurse practitioner tracks. Emphasis is on age-appropriate health screening, health maintenance, and health promotion. The management of selected acute/chronic healthcare problems of the young adult, adult, and older adult are addressed including dermatological, genitourinary, woman’s health, hematological and immune disorders, mental health, and emergency problems. Special emphasis is given to the management of the young adult and older adult. Development of advanced nursing and interdisciplinary plans of care using research evidence, critical thinking, legal, political and ethical considerations will be emphasized. The efficacy of alternative and complementary therapies will be explored.

NUR 6041: Advanced Nursing Practicum I

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Provided an opportunity for advanced nursing practice nurses e.g. nurse practitioner, nurse administrator and nurse educator to demonstrate role competencies. Interdisciplinary theories and research are synthesized and applied in the delivery of primary care, management and/or educational outcomes to diverse populations. Clinical practicum requires a minimum of 170 supervised hours in health care settings, institutions and/or academic institutions. Seminars, which are two and one half-hours every other week, enable students to integrate learning.

NUR 7011: Advanced Nursing Practicum II

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course is required for students in the nurse practitioner tracks. Students are expected to initiate health promotion; assess; make clinical decisions and manage care in consultation with appropriate health care providers for young adults, adults, and older adults. Preceptorships will be held in a variety of primary care settings across diverse populations. Clinical practicum requires 170 supervised hours. Seminars, which are two-and-one-half hours every other week, enable students to integrate learning.

NUR 7252: Advanced Nursing Role Practicum for AGNP

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

The role and competencies of advanced practice nurse, e.g. nurse practitioner, nurse administration or nurse educator are addressed. For nurse practitioners, various roles will focus on managing care of young adults, adults, and older adults. The practicum will provide students with experience in their functional role within a variety of health care settings with diverse populations. Clinical practicum requires 170 supervised hours. Seminars, which are two-and-one-half hours every other week, enable students to integrate learning.

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