Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate

The Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Certificate (19 credit hours) is designed to provide APRNs who have a baseline preparation in primary care with an opportunity for additional training in acute care, as part of an interprofessional healthcare team. The curriculum includes core concepts of the advanced practice nursing role in acute care settings, expanded models of acute care, care transitions, and age-related considerations of the adult-gerontology patient in acute care. The role of the AGACNP may include episodic management of a patient in a clinical specialty unit, following a caseload of patients during a hospitalization, or caring for patients across the acute care continuum.

Required didactic courses are offered online. Practicum courses NRSG 975 , NRSG 976 , and NRSG 977 use on-campus, face-to-face clinical learning experiences, with clinical placement opportunities within the University of Kansas Health System. Simulation spaces on the KU Medical Center campus are used for skills training. Application deadline is April 1 for Summer semester. The AGACNP Certificate is not offered for the 2024-2025 admission cycle.