The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate Program in Advanced Practice Nursing (GCPAPN) offers an opportunity for nurses who have earned, or are in process of earning, a doctoral degree in nursing (DNP or PhD) to develop the knowledge and skills needed to provide primary care management to adults from adolescence through old age and across the health continuum. Diverse clinical practice learning opportunities prepare the graduate for roles as a collaborative member of the health care team and as a primary health care provider.
Students complete 18 months of study, and are eligible to apply for either ANCC or AANP certification as an Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner: Primary Care and for licensure and an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) in Washington and many other states. Faculty advisors assist students to plan a curriculum.
While most AGPCNP Certificate courses include some Technology Enhanced and Distance Learning (TEDL) methods, there are some courses that require in-person, classroom attendance. Currently, approximately 65% of courses required for the AGPCNP certificate program are offered via TEDL.
Course plans generally require one to three days of study or clinical practicum weekly. Program development and fieldwork placements are individualized. Clinical practice experiences are offered in urban and rural locations.