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Adult- Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate

The 16-credit-hour Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner certificate prepares advanced practice nurses to provide primary health care.

The 16-credit-hour 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. Nurse practitioners will focus on assessing and managing the 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 three 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 Number

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 hour

Nursing Licensure

This program prepares nurses who have completed an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) graduate education program from a nationally accredited school of nursing for an additional advanced practice specialty certification. APRN eligibility differs across states and may require a specialty certification. Specialty certifications are acquired through national exams that do not vary by state. For information on individual state's requirements, visit the National Councils of State Boards of Nursing website.

As of July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education implemented Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) that requires professional nursing programs to provide information on how their curriculum meets education requirements for professional licensing in each state. You may review KU School of Nursing's information on licensure by state.

KU School of Nursing

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