Post-MSN Certificate - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care nurse Practitioner Certificate

Georgia Southern University
Degree Level Certificate
Total Credit Hours 19

Program Description

For the AG ACNP Certificate program you must have a MSN or higher degree AND currently hold national certification in one of the following advance practice registered nurse (APRN) specialties:

  • Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG ACNP)
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP)
  • Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AG PCNP)
  • Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM)
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (GNP)
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
  • Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner (WHCNP)

Upon completing the AG ACNP Certificate curriculum, you will be fully prepared for educational eligibility for certification in your given area of study.

Admissions Information

  1. Master’s degree in Nursing (APRN Program which includes Clinical Nurse Specialist, CRNA, Nurse Midwife, Nurse Practitioner) from a college accredited by the appropriate accrediting association.
  2. Minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 (on 4.0 scale)
  3. Pharmacology Course cannot be older than 5 years.
  4. Current unrestricted RN license in state of residence and eligibility for a Georgia RN license
  5. Certification as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, CRNA, Nurse Midwife, Nurse Practitioner
  6. Submission/completion of the College of Graduate Studies application (on-line)
  7. Three professional letters of recommendation.
  8. Proof of current malpractice liability insurance as an RN and NP student
  9. Must have the capability to fully utilize and interact within the on-line course delivery format of the institution.

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES-accredited evaluation service and must be a course-by-course evaluation and include a GPA. (

Specific Admission Policies

The Nurse Practitioner certificate student will be admitted in Non-degree status and ineligible to enroll in other graduate courses unless admitted to that program. Only grades of “B” or better earned in the certificate are eligible for application to the nursing doctorate if the individual is later admitted to the Post MSN DNP degree program.

Progression Policy

A student admitted Non-Degree to the Post-MSN Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate option must have an overall 3.0 GPA, with the minimum of a “B” letter grade in each course in order to earn the certificate. Students will become academically ineligible to continue course work if a grade of “C”, “D”, “F”, or “WF” is earned in any of the nurse practitioner courses. Students must also meet any applicable College of Graduate Studies progression policies

Upon Acceptance

  • Nursing Student Health forms
  • Proof of current RN malpractice liability insurance (policy cover page) with name, dates of coverage and amount (1 million incident/3 million aggregate)
  • Proof of “Student NP” malpractice insurance before entering ANY clinical NP courses that require clinical hours or involves direct patient care.
  • NP students will be required to complete all clinical practicums with a qualified preceptor within 250 miles of Georgia Southern University Statesboro Campus in the state of Georgia. NP students must be proactive and secure preceptors for the clinical practicums.

All admission application materials must be received by March 1 for admission consideration to the fall cohort. Students who are admitted to the Post-MSN Certificate program will be provided with an individualized year-round program of study upon acceptance.

State Authorization and Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The Post-MSN Certificate - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care nurse Practitioner Certificate program leads to Professional Licensure.

Not all programs are available to residents in all states. Please check the institution's State Authorization and Professional Licensure website(s) to ensure you reside in an authorized state. Georgia Southern University's Professional License Disclosure

Program Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education