Adult- Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate - 16 credit hours
The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate develops the knowledge and skills required for advanced practice nurses to provide primary health care to a culturally diverse population of adults. The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care nurse practitioner focuses upon assessment and management of common acute and chronic health care problems of adult and older adult patients in the primary care setting. A variety of practice settings are utilized: primary care or internal medicine clinics; occupational health clinics; home based care; long-term, assisted living or post-acute care; rural health clinics; and other adult and geriatric sites.
Required didactic courses are offered online. Practicum courses NRSG 903, NRSG 904 and NRSG 905 require visits to the KU Medical Center campus 3 times during each semester for Clinical Intensive workshops and Standardized Patient exams.
The A/G Primary Care NP Certificate program requires that students have completed an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) graduate educational program from a nationally accredited school of nursing. Three separate, comprehensive graduate-level courses in advanced pathophysiology, advanced assessment, and advanced pharmacology are required.
The annual application deadline is June 1 for the Fall semester.
|Course Name (Credit hours)|
|NRSG 901 & 903||Primary Care I: Adult-Gerontology Health & Practicum (NP) (3 & 2) Fall semester course, 128 practicum hours|
|NRSG 902 & 904||Primary Care II: Adult-Gerontology Health & Practicum (NP) (3 & 4) Spring semester course, 256 practicum hours|
|NRSG 905||Primary Care III: Adult-Gerontology Practicum (NP) (4) Summer semester course, 256 practicum hours|