The Post-Master’s Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Certificate option is intended to prepare the master’s-prepared clinical nurse specialist who desires formal education and clinical training in acute care in order to become eligible to apply for certification and advanced practice licensure as an adult/gerontology acute care nurse practitioner. The Post-Master’s Certificate option builds on the existing curriculum of the AGACNP specialty. Upon completion, students will be eligible to take the AGACNP examinations from the American Nurses Credentialing Corporation and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
The plan of study includes all the required courses currently offered in the AGACNP specialty except for the research courses. For purposes of student eligibility for certification, all AGACNP required courses must be taken at the Yale School of Nursing or challenged by either examination or demonstration of similar course content in the student’s previous master’s program. A plan of study may be obtained from the Student Affairs Office.