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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


Last modified: Mar 04, 2019