Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Masters Certificate Overview The accredited online Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Masters Certificate prepares students to perform medical diagnosis and treatment for the young adult and the aging patient populations.The program studies the aging process through didactic lectures, problem-based learning, clinical practice hours, patient experiences, and simulation. Graduates will meet the growing demand for adult geriatric nurse practitioners and learn to provide care for the aging and their families across the entire continuum of health and illness.Program FeaturesCollaboration with health care providers that focus on patients at various stages of the aging processAn experienced and board certified faculty from Drexel's acclaimed College of Nursing and Health ProfessionsProfessors use various forms of technology, including high-fidelity simulation to create adult-centered learning environmentsGraduates of this program are eligible for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certification through ANCC or AACNThe post-graduate APRN certificate at Drexel University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing EducationClinical PracticeThe clinical practice settings, which include primary care and assisted living provide students with a mixed outpatient experience ranging from specialty clinical and primary care settings. Supervised clinical hours allow students to perform advanced physical assessment, critical thinking, diagnostic reasoning and management of care in collaboration with licensed physicians and APNs in accredited institutions. Pennsylvania RN licensure will be required prior to the start of your clinical components. While this is not a requirement for admission, we recommend starting the process immediately after admission.For questions, please contact:Brian Anderson Academic Advisor 267.359.5657 firstname.lastname@example.org*Online Nurse Practitioner programs are offered only on a part-time basis.*State restrictions may apply to some programs. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.Support Courses NURS 548 Advanced Pathophysiology3.0 NURS 549 Advanced Pharmacology3.0 NURS 550 Advanced Clinical Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning4.0Concentration Courses NURS 641 Advanced Pharmacology for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners3.0 NURS 664 Professional Issues for Nurse Practitioners1.0 NURS 660 Adult-Gero Primary Care I: Introduction to Adult-Gero Primary Care and Care of the Young-Adult5.0 NURS 661 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care II: Management and Care of Adult Patients in Primary Care5.0 NURS 662 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care III: Management of the Older-Adult Patient in Primary Care5.0 NURS 663 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care IV: Gerontology Management and Care5.0Total Credits34.0View a Sample Plan of Study [PDF]View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria Master of Science in Nursing from program fully accredited by National League of Nursing (NLN) and/or American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN.) The accrediting body for NLN is ACEN and the accrediting body for the American Association Colleges of Nursing is CCNE. GPA of 3.0 or above A current, unrestricted United States RN licenseFor Spring Term Consideration: Only licensed, certified, and practicing Nurse Practitioners seeking certification in an alternate specialty are eligible to apply for the Spring term. Fall term starts are open to all post-master’s certificate applicants.Required DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo professional letters of recommendation from either previous or immediate supervisors or former nursing faculty members who can attest to your clinical knowledge, skill and potential aptitude for graduate study References will not be accepted from colleagues or family membersPersonal statement (800 to 1,600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of: Why you are choosing this particular trackHow your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program, andYour plans upon completing the degreeResume including specific details of your responsibilities and job experiencesA copy of your United States RN license (License verification from your nursing license registry website is acceptable)Spring Term Applicants: A copy of your Nurse Practitioner CertificationAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $940 per credit. (A 10% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1044 per credit) This program is eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted. All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Additional Equipment/Lab Fees Academic Calendar 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Masters Certificate Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.