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    Jun 13, 2024  
2015-2016 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog 
2015-2016 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Post-Master’s Certificate in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

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About the Program

The certificate program in is designed for nurses who currently hold an APRN certification and would like to expand their scope to provide care to adults-older adult age spectrum, who have acute and/or complex care needs. Upon completion, the students are eligible to take the Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) certification exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

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Career Opportunities

Individuals completing the AGACNP post-masters certificate have opportunities in clinical practice arenas providing  advanced patient-family centered care in settings with acute and/or chronically ill patients across the adult lifespan.

Salary Information

The salary for an AGACNP can range based on professional setting and region of the country. On average, AGACNPs can expect a salary between $80,000 and $110,000.


This program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Graduates are prepared to meet the eligibility requirements for the certification exam offered by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Technical Requirements

Computer literacy - A laptop is required upon enrollment. See minimum laptop specifications at A working knowledge of word processing, presentation, and data spreadsheet software is highly recommended.

Admission Requirements

Please see the Office of Academic Admissions website for specific admissions information:

Estimated Tuition and Fees

For estimated tution and fees, please see the Tuition and Fees section of this catalog.