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Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Post-Graduate Certificate (Certificate)


College: College of Nursing and Health Professions | Graduate School

Department: Nursing

A post-Master's Graduate Certificate in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner is available to RNs who have recent clinical experience and have completed a MSN with advanced preparation in another specialty area from an accredited institution. Graduates of a MSN program with a AGACNP option that did not include the required certification eligibility requirements from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and/or the American Associated of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) (Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology; Advanced Health Assessment, including diagnostics and disease management; Advanced Pharmacology; and/or minimum of 500 faculty supervised clinical hours) are also eligible to apply. A request for a curriculum “Gap Analysis” to determine an individual Plan of Study will be requested from the Program Coordinator prior to admission.

  • Admission Requirements

    In order to be considered for admission into the MSN program, candidates must meet the following criteria:

    • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an ACEN or CCNE accredited program of nursing from a regionally accredited college or university. 
      • Hold a current unencumbered licenses to practice nursing
      • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 overall
      • Be CPR certified (professional level)\

      Admission to the Graduate School and meeting eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission to all majors.

    • HOW TO APPLY

      Applying to the Graduate School

      All applicants for any MSN program must first be accepted by the Graduate School. Apply online here.

      • Send official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate work (personal copies will not be accepted) to: ASU Graduate Admissions, PO Box 1570, State University, AR 72467
      • Designated, non-refundable application fee
      • Written documentation of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immunization
      • US citizens must be registered or exempt with Selective Service. Affirmation Action information can be found here.

      For questions, contact the Graduate School at (870) 972-3029.

      Applying to the MSN Program

      After applying to the Graduate School, candidates must also apply to the MSN program:

      1. Be accepted by the Graduate School for admission.
      2. Complete the MSN application
      3. Meet the Application Deadlines: Summer Term Admission Only, Application Deadline is May 1st
      4. Pre-Clinical Requirements:
        • One year experience as an RN
        • CPR Certification
        • TB Skin Test
        • Evidence of Hepatitis B Immunization
        • Professional Liability
        • Valid, Unencumbered RN License in the State of Practice

    Accredited by ACEN

    ACEN LogoThe most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Master's/Post-Master's Certificate nursing programs is Continuing Accreditation with Conditions. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm.  

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, Telephone: (404) 975-5000. http://acenursing.org/.

    The MSN program is also approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.