Whether you are an RN with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), a Ph.D. in Nursing, or a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), our program prepares you to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes for adolescents, adult and geritatric populations. You’ll gain the knowledge and clinical skills necessary for the assessment and management of common acute and chronic illnesses, health promotion and disease prevention. Upon completing the certificate, you will be eligible for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner certification examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
Balance your ambition with existing commitments
Designed for the working nurse, the AGPCNP-CERT will prepare you for a leadership or clinical nursing position in a variety of primary care settings, including long-term and preventive care, hospitals, private clinics and community health centers.
With convenient 6-, 12- and 16-week online courses, you’ll build your theoretical knowledge and foundational technical skills quickly – completing your certificate in as few as 24 months. Plus, in your final year of study you’ll get hands-on learning in a simulated skills lab, as well as on-site clinical residency experience in an approved healthcare setting.
Apply and practice your technical skills as you learn
Throughout the AGPCNP-CERT program, you’ll learn and practice your newfound technical skills in a simulated lab environment. Later, you’ll refine your skills with a real-world internship that lets you put learned theories into clinical practice to provide comprehensive nursing care.
Your training toward becoming an AGPCNP includes a rigorously designed curriculum that emphasizes what next-level AGPCNPs need to know. You’ll learn – and practice – a variety of specialized skills. From suturing, biopsy and diagnostics, to differential diagnosis, objective assessments and evidence-based interventions, you’ll be enhancing the lives and care of our aging population.
Save time and tuition with a transfer-friendly, post-graduate AGPCNP Certificate program
If you qualify for transfer credit, you could graduate up to 9 months faster. To be eligible for up to 12 hours of transfer credit, credit hours must be from an accredited MSN program. Common sources of transfer credit include standard MSN-program courses like advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology and advanced physical assessment, as long as they have been completed within 3 to 5 years of your enrollment in Franklin’s AGPCNP-CERT program. Talk with an admissions advisor to see if you may benefit from transfer credit based on previously earned MSN credit.
Earn your AGPCNP certificate from a university built for busy adults
Earn your AGPCNP-CERT on your terms by taking classes 100% online. Accredited and nonprofit, Franklin was built from the ground-up to satisfy the needs of adult learners. Our seamless transfer process and team of academic advisors will help ease your transition to becoming a student, while our flexible course schedules help to balance your education with work, family and life. Get started on your future today.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Franklin University are pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
As part of the initial accreditation for the programs, Franklin University hosted an on-site evaluation in September 2022. Franklin anticipates receiving CCNE’s accreditation decision for the programs in Spring 2023.