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Online Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate Program (AGACNP Post-Master's Certificate)

Become Certified to Care for Adults and Older Adults with Acute Illness

If you’re an active, advanced practice nurse practitioner looking to bolster your clinical competencies, you can expand your scope of practice through Rockhurst University’s Online AGACNP Post-Master’s Certificate. Our program will allow you to:

  • Become certified to care for adults and older adults with acute and complex conditions in fields such as cardiology, oncology, endocrinology and more
  • Participate in an accredited program focused on scholarship, leadership, discovery and ethical practices delivered by Saint Luke’s™ College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Complete the program in just 4 semesters* and broaden your career opportunities

Guided by Jesuit values, Rockhurst University prepares adult-gerontology acute care advanced practice nurses to care for the needs of the whole person through rigorous academics, rich and varied clinical experiences, and a spirit of inquiry and reflection.

  • Affordable tuition
    Affordable
    Competitive tuition
  • Full-time or part-time options
    Graduate in 1.25 years
    Transform your career in just 4 semesters*
  • clinical placement
    Clinical placement
    Complimentary services

*may vary depending on evaluation of your MSN courses

Admission Requirements
  • MSN degree from an accredited institution
  • Active nursing license
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Check state authorization
    • Must reside in one of the following states: Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, or West Virginia
Accreditation and Disclaimers

Rockhurst University and Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The online Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)*.

*The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and post-master's APRN certificate programs at Rockhurst University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Program Features
  • 20 credit hours
  • 750 clinical hours
  • $734.69 per credit hour
  • 3 starts per year
  • 4 semesters*
  • 1 campus immersion
  • 1 virtual immersion

*may vary depending on evaluation of your MSN courses

Program Themes

Advanced Practice Nursing Foundations

Incorporate scientific and theoretical concepts from nursing and other relevant disciplines to improve nursing practice in a variety of settings

Evidence-Informed Quality Improvement

Adopt a lifelong learning approach to care that draws upon research and data to ensure safety and quality for patients and organizations

Leadership, Systems, and Policy

Serve as an effective and collaborative nurse leader from organizational, systems, and policy perspectives

State Authorization

Rockhurst AGACNP state authorization

Students from Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia are welcome to apply to the online AGACNP Post-Master's Cerftificate program. Please see our State Authorization page for more detailed information.