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Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Certificate NDP) 
Program Description

The Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care is designed to prepare current APRNs to sit for additional certificiation in the specialty.  Certificate programs are offered online, and may not be offered every academic year.  Please contact the College of Nursing for more information.  Additional program information, including curriculum and clinical requirements, is available here:

Department/Academic Unit(s)

College of Nursing -

The College of Nursing at the University of Arizona offers a variety of programs at the graduate level.  Programs are available for students pursuing a first degree in nursing, as well as students interested in advancing in the professional as leaders, advanced practice nurses, and nurse researchers.  Please visit the College of Nursing's website for detailed information about our college, faculty and programs.

College of Nursing  
Campuses where offered
Main Campus - Tucson UA Online  
Admissions Contact
Christina Marie Kelso
Graduate Program Coordinator
Christina Marie Kelso
Director of Graduate Studies
Terry A Badger
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Elise Bowler
Tuition and Fees
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Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

All applicants to the certificate program should review the application information on the College of Nursing's website.  Admission requirements include copies of RN licensure and other documents.  Additional program information, including curriculum and clinical requirements, is available here:

Standardized Tests

We do not require any standardized tests for admission to the certificate program.

Financial Aid

Certificate students may not be eligible for financial aid.

Admissions Deadlines

Students are admitted to the certificate program once per year for an August start.  Applications open in Mid-March with deadlines in Mid-June.  Applicants are encouraged to review the information and updated deadlines on the College of Nursing website prior to submitting an application.  Additional program information, including curriculum and clinical requirements, is available here:

International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

The certificate prepares graduates to be advanced care providers in roles as nurse practitioners.  

Minimum Number of Credits Required to Earn the Degree: 14

Required Courses: 

  • NURS 615: Diagnosis & Management of Chronic and Acute Illness I
  • NURS 616: Diagnosis & Management of Chronic and Acute Illness II
  • NURS 693: Nurse Practitioner Internship

Substitutions permitted: Yes with approval of program advisor

Additional Requirements:Students are required to attend Resident Intensive Summer Experience (RISE) once during their post masters certificate program. In addition to RISE attendance requirements, post masters certificate students must participate in practice intensives at the College of Nursing. 

FNP, PNP, and PMHNP students must have a clinical rotation with at least one NP preceptor during their program of study; students may not exclusively precept with MDs/DOs.

Completion of an advanced health assessment course is required prior to starting any clinical management course.

Additional program information, including curriculum and clinical requirements, is available here:

Minor Requirements

No minor is required for this program.

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Last revised 08 Apr 2019