This specialty option has recently undergone a change to meet new national requirements. With this change, the curriculum has increased from 43 credit hours to 48 credit hours and includes additional geriatric content. The change is congruent with national trends established by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the National Council of State Boards in Nursing (NCSBN), and organizations that provide certification exams for specific population groups. The American Nurses Certification and Credentialling (ANCC) organization is proposing a new certification exam in 2013 for Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioners (AGNP).
AGNPs provide primary care to older adolescents and adults. With this curriculum revision, all nurse practitioner graduates will be prepared to care for patients as they age.
A post master's certificate is available in this specialty. Please see overview of the post master's certificate.
Gainful Employment and Program Statistics for Post Master's Certificate
For more information regarding graduation rates, the median debt of students completing our certificate programs, and other important information, please visit the University of Colorado Denver Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness. Nursing Post Master's Certificate - Adult_Gerontology Nurse Practitioner