Graduate Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

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Become equipped to handle complex patients in an acute, fast-paced setting through earning this post-master’s certificate. Brenau’s acute care curriculum will give you an in-depth knowledge of pathophysiology and management of intricate patient health issues.

Duration: 2 Semesters
Location: North Atlanta
Class Type: Hybrid

Student opportunities

  • Earn your post-master’s certificate in only two semesters
  • Provide care to adults in a hospital and specialty clinics including cardiology and pulmonology 
  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests
  • Develop treatment plans consistent with evidence-based practice 
  • Challenge yourself by working in critical care and specialty practices


Upon completion of the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate exceptional care to a growing adult and geriatric population
  • Develop treatment plans consistent with evidence-based practice
  • Apply advanced diagnostic skills, therapeutic interventions and collaborative abilities
  • Manage complex patient health issues

Coursework overview

  • NG 907 – Healthcare Systems, Policy and Law
  • NG 912 – Acute Care I
  • NG 913 – Acute Care I Clinical
  • NG 914 – Acute Care II
  • NG 915 – Acute Care II Clinical Practicum

Have questions about the application process?

Contact Jennifer Benning, admissions counselor, at 770-534-6207 or

To be considered for this program the applicant must meet all of the following requirements:

Admissions document requirements

  • All official college transcripts
  • Resume
  • Nursing license

Admissions GPA requirements

3.0 minimum GPA from all college transcripts

Additional admissions requirements

  • MSN or DNP degree from regionally accredited institution
  • FNP certification

Not sure if you qualify? Apply anyway.

Everyone is evaluated on all admissions criteria. However, we may consider those who don’t meet all the requirements, but display talent and experience suitable for admission. If you’re hesitant about your credentials, we encourage you to give it a shot anyway. You may end up being a perfect fit. Contact us today at