Seattle University’s world-class College of Nursing offers a flexible certificate program to advance the scope of practice for working professional Nurse Practitioners with a strong passion for intensive care work. Upon receiving your certificate, you will be prepared to advance your practice in acute care environments including inpatient, emergency and critical care units. Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (AG-ACNP) make valuable contributions in urban centers as well as rural and resource-limited communities.
Completion of the 15-month post-graduate certificate program enables primary care family nurse practitioners and adult-geriatric nurse practitioners to expand their current knowledge, increase their scope of practice and provide care to adults experiencing acute and unstable conditions.
Our committed and passionate faculty deliver integrated and multi-disciplinary rigorous training to drive you on your mission to be there, where and when others need you the most.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and American Association of Critical Care Nurses (ACCN) offer the AG-ACNP certification exam. Graduates of the DNP or Post-Graduate Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care are eligible to sit for both examinations.
The AG-ACNP certificate program of study* requires five consecutive quarters of full-time study and completion of 42 credit hours. Students interested in completing the AG-ACNP certificate as part of the DNP program should meet with a DNP advisor to create an individual program of study.
Winter 2024 application deadline: December 1
|NURS 6401 Diagnostics and Procedures (3)
NURS 6406 Advanced Inpatient and Critical Care Pharmacology (3)
|Total Credits: 6|
|NURS 6402 Acute Care I: Management of Chronic Conditions in the Acute Care Setting (3)
NURS 6412 Acute Care I: Lab (2)
NURS 6403 Acute Care Practicum I: Management of Chronic Conditions during Acute Alterations in Health (5)
|Total Credits: 10|
|NURS 6404 Acute Care II: Management of Acute and Complex Conditions (3)
NURS 6414 Acute Care II: Lab (2)
NURS 6405 Acute Care Practicum II: Management of Acute Conditions During Altered States of Health (5)
|Total Credits: 10|
|NURS 6407 Acute Care III: Management of Critical and Unstable Conditions (3)
NURS 6417 Acute Care III: Lab (2)
NURS 6408 Acute Care Practicum III: Management of Critical or Unstable Conditions during Altered State of Health (5)
|Total Credits: 10|
|NURS 6409 Acute Care Practicum IV: Specialty Focus (5)|
|Total Credits: 5|
*Program of study shown is based on 2023-2024 AY. Curriculum is subject to change. All courses begin with prefix NURS.
International applicants and applicants for whom English is a non-native language can find additional admissions requirements on the International Students admissions page.
Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion*
Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing Care *
Epidemiology / Population Health
Ethics and Health Policy
Critical Inquiry / Research
Advanced Nursing Practice Roles
Primary Care Management
*Must be taken within 3 years of application, unless applicant has maintained current clinical practice
Only steps away from ‘Pill Hill’—so called because of the density of several major medical centers, giving students easy access to clinical classes in a variety of settings
Nurse Practitioner is ranked #3 in best careers & NPs are also among the highest paid nurses, industry-wide
Situated in Swedish Cherry Hill’s James Tower Life Sciences Center, equipped with realistic patient simulators
Learn more about the DNP program at an upcoming online information session.
Thursday, October 5, 2023 from 12:00 to 12:30 PM Pacific
Thursday, October 19, 2023 from 5:00 to 5:30 PM Pacific
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