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AGNP Nurse Practitioners Graduate Certificates

AGNP Graduate Certificate

Graduate certificates in acute care or primary care adult gerontology are available to licensed nurse practitioners seeking to expand their scope of practice, privileging, and certification.

Courses begin each summer and the program includes:

  • 19 credit hours (four semesters)
  • two on-campus clinical intensives (7-10 days each during summer semester)
  • two online courses
  • three, precepted clinical rotations

The graduate certificate requires completion of 512 clinical hours (448 hours will be in a precepted clinical setting, providing direct patient care)

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Acute Care

A graduate certificate in AGNP acute care will prepare you to expand your scope of practice as a nurse practitioner to encompass the care of adult patients with chronic or critical conditions within acute care settings. Upon graduation, you will be prepared for AGACNP board certification.

View Acute Care Graduate Certificate Curriculum

Primary Care

If you  aspire to expand or focus your practice on delivering primary care to adult and geriatric populations, adding a graduate certificate in AGNP will broaden your expertise and create new opportunities for career advancement. You will refine your decision-making and diagnosis skills while achieving the education required to pursue AGPCNP board certification.

View Primary Care Graduate Certificate Curriculum

Clinical Requirements

In order to complete three clinical rotations, students will work with the Boise State clinical placement coordinator to secure an experienced preceptor.


Tuition  for the AGNP Certificate Program is $750 per credit  (19 credits @ $750 per credit = $14,250).

  • Additional costs may include books, software and costs associated with attending two on-campus clinicals during the summer semester (travel, room and board).
  • There are no additional fees assessed to out-of-state (non-Idaho) residents.
  • Information about financial aid/student loans for graduate school is available through the Graduate College.

Please Note: Tuition rates per credit hour and fees are subject to change. The AGNP Certificate Program is categorized as a self-support model by Boise State University. As a result, tuition waivers for Boise State employees are not available for this program.

Residency Requirement

The AGNP Graduate Certificate programs are available to nurses practitioners in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Technology Requirement

Online courses at Boise State use Blackboard Learn, an Internet-based application. Blackboard requires a computer capable of running a certified or compatible operating system and web browser (no tablets or smartphones).

  • A reliable internet connection. Broadband or a high speed network connection.
  • Access to a device (camera, tablet, smart phone) that allows you to create videos.
  • The ability to send and receive email, including email attachments.
  • Knowledge of how to format and submit documents using Microsoft Word and Power Point.
  • The ability to use Adobe Acrobat reader to view course materials.

View minimum hardware/software requirements.

Want to Learn More?

If you have questions about the application process, or would like to discuss your academic and professional goals, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Phone: (208) 426-3819