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.

2 Semesters
North Atlanta
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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

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