Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Graduate Certificate Program (Non-Degree)

College of Natural and Health Sciences

The certificate in AGACNP prepares the nurse who has an existing master's degree in nursing to care for patients in acute care across the spectrum of adolescent, young adult, adult, older adult and frail elderly. An individualized post-graduate certificate program of study is determined by an evaluation of the student's previous course work and the completion of a gap analysis once accepted into the program. The courses will be selected from the AGACNP Certificate requirements. Upon program completion, the individual is eligible to apply for national certification.

Following national certification attainment the graduate is eligible to be recognized as an Advanced Practice Nurse from the State Board of Nursing with all rights and privileges associated with this title. Health policies, OSHA requirements, CPR and ACLS certifications, and student malpractice insurance are required.

Prerequisites: Master's degree in Nursing, Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology and Advanced Health Assessment. These courses can be completed at UNC.

Certificate Requirements — 12-27 Credits

Required AGACNP Credits — 12-27 hours

NURS 624Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Advanced Practice of Nursing


NURS 651Adult Gerontology Acute Care I


NURS 652Adult Gerontology Acute Care II


NURS 653Adult Gerontology Acute Care III


NURS 682AGACNP Practicum I


NURS 683AGACNP Practicum II


NURS 684AGACNP Acute Care Skills


NURS 686AGACNP Practicum III


NURS 690Advanced Professional Role


NURS 693AGACNP Synthesis Practicum