The post-graduate APRN certificate program at Purdue Global is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).
Have you considered advancing in your career by specializing as an adult-gerontology nurse practitioner (AGNP)? As an AGNP, you'll have the opportunity to work with a broad patient population that includes adults of all ages.
The responsibilities of an adult-gerontology nurse practitioner include, among others:
The adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner certificate requires thorough training (a minimum of 60 quarter credit hours) and a strong background in primary care. You will participate in a clinical practice experience designed to provide you with an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in a real-world setting.
At this time, residents of the following states may not enroll in the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate program: Arkansas, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.
Please note: International students are not eligible to enroll for this program.
As a student in the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate program, you will participate in clinical practice experiences at multiple health care facilities or clinical sites. The onsite component is designed to provide you with an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in a real-world setting.
Please contact an Admissions Advisor for more information about hours needed to complete the clinical practicum requirement.
Graduates who pass the relevant certification exam may be academically eligible for licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in any state in which the program is available for enrollment. Purdue Global has not made a determination with respect to the licensure or certification requirements for any other states or occupations. Refer to the University Catalog for additional information and program availability. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams.
Please note that most states require nurses to be nationally certified and to have completed an accredited graduate nursing program in order to obtain licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse. Each national certification provider and state Board of Nursing will have eligibility requirements in addition to these educational requirements, such as passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they are eligible for state Board of Nursing approval and certification as an advanced practice registered nurse in their state. Students can obtain additional information from their state's Board of Nursing, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
Purdue University Global is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.
Nurse practitioners (NPs) function as primary providers of clinical services to specialized groups of patients, and can serve in many different work environments, including family practices or retail health locations. They could also play vital roles in convenient care facilities, nursing care facilities, and universities.*
Responsibilities may include:
This certificate program focuses promoting and providing primary care as a member of an interprofessional team and improving the availability of evidence-based, culturally relevant health care in diverse communities. Courses include:
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Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.
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†Purdue University acquired Kaplan University in March 2018 and created Purdue University Global, which is following the same curriculum format and instructional delivery methods as developed and used by Kaplan University. These disclosures are based on Kaplan University data reported prior to the acquisition.