The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) with a concentration in Primary Care Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner offers nurse practitioners (NPs) with certification in a different specialty the opportunity to prepare for practice providing high-quality adult primary care services as an adult-gerontology NP. Adult-gerontology NPs provide services to individuals across most of the life span in clinics, private practices, home care, long-term care, and day programs. Upon completion of the primary care program, graduates are eligible to sit for the adult-gerontology certification exam.
To ensure that all students have the foundation necessary to be successful in this program, each incoming student, regardless of the student's background, must have completed coursework in the following areas with a minimum grade of B.
|NRSG 5117||Advanced Pharmacology||2|
|NRSG 5126||Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice||3|
|NRSG 6115||Health Assessment||3|
Please visit Bouvé College Learning Outcomes for the specific student learning outcomes for this program.
Students should refer to the Program Overview page for required program prerequisites.
A grade of B or higher is required in each course.
|NRSG 6222||Pharmacology of Adults and Older Adults||2|
|NRSG 6249||Health Promotion of Adult/Older Adult||3|
|NRSG 6253||Primary Care of Adult/Older Adult Health Problems||3|
|NRSG 6254||Primary Care of Adult/Older Adult Complex Patients||3|
|NRSG 6449||Health Promotion of Adult/Older Adult Practicum||1|
|NRSG 6450||Adult/Older Adult Practicum 1||5|
|NRSG 6451||Adult/Older Adult Practicum 2||5|
Program Credit/GPA Requirements
24 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required