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Department of Nursing

Certificate Director

Dr. Valerie O’Dell, MSN Director 
3132 Cushwa Hall
(330) 941-2177

Dr. Cynthia Shields, AG-ACNP Coordinator 
2328 Cushwa Hall
(330) 941-1345

Certificate Description

The Adult Gerontology – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Certificate program option is designed to prepare the post-masters prepared nurse with opportunities to build upon their current knowledge and obtain additional advanced practice knowledge and skill to enable them to provide direct acute care to adult and older adult individuals and families. 

Graduates of this program will be qualified and eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center and/or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners AG-ACNP certification examinations.  Following national certification, graduates are also qualified to be recognized as an adult gerontology – acute care nurse practitioner and granted prescriptive authority through the state Board of Nursing. 

NURS 6903Advanced Pharmacology (unless completed previously )3
NURS 6904Advanced Health Assessment (unless completed previously )3
NURS 7037Adult-Gero Acute Care 13
NURS 7038Adult-Gero Acute Care 1 Practicum4
NURS 7039Adult-Gero Acute Care 23
NURS 7040Adult-Gero Acute Care 2 Practicum5
NURS 7041Adult-Gero Acute Care 33
NURS 7042Adult-Gero Acute Care 3 Practicum5
Total Semester Hours29