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AGNP Graduate Certificates for Nurse Practitioners

Graduate certificates in acute care or primary care adult gerontology are available to practicing 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 courses (7-10 days each)
  • two online courses,
  • 512 clinical hours (448 hours will be in a precepted clinical setting, providing direct patient care)
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Acute Care

If your scope of practice as a certified nurse practitioner has moved into urgent, emergency, and/or critical care, this program will prepare you for ANCC or AGACNP board certification  or AACN ACNPC-AG board certification.  This program also offers a great option for NPs who are looking to expand their career opportunities by becoming more skilled in treating adult patients with chronic or critical conditions in acute care settings.

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 ANCC AGPCNP board certification.

Clinical PlacementNurse Practitioner examining patient.

To secure a local preceptor and complete the required community clinical hours, students in the graduate certificate program have access to a full-time clinical placement coordinator.

Costs

The 2016-2017 tuition rate for the AGNP Certificate Program is $750 per credit hour making the estimated tuition $14,250 (19 credits @ $750 per credit hour).*

  • Additional costs may include books, software and costs associated with attending two summer intensives (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.
  •  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.

*Tuition rates per credit hour and fees are subject to change.

Curriculum

Acute Care


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SemesterCourseTitleCourse Type
Summer NURS 549Acute Care Procedures & Diagnostics for the Advanced Practice Nurse (2 credits)on campus clinical (7-10 days)
Fall NURS 536Acute Care Management of Adult/Geriatric Health & Illness I (4 credits)
online
NURS 537Acute Care Management of Adult/Geriatric Health & Illness I Clinical (2 credits)community clinical
SpringNURS 538Acute Care Management of Adult/Geriatric Health & Illness II (4 credits)online
NURS 539Acute Care Management of Adult/Geriatric Health & Illness II Clinical (2 credits)community clinical
SummerNURS 541Acute Care Clinical Residency (3 credits)on campus clinical (7-10 days)
NURS 557Acute Care Clinical Skills Synthesis (2 credits)community clinical
Total19 credits

Primary Care


View Course Descriptions

SemesterCourseTitleCourse Type
SummerNURS 551Primary Care Procedures & Diagnostics for the Advanced Practice Nurse (2 credits)on campus clinical (7-10 days)
FallNURS 542Primary Care Management of Adult/Geriatric Health & Illness I (4 credits)
online
NURS 543Primary Care Management of Adult/Geriatric Health & Illness I Clinical (2 credits)community clinical
SpringNURS 544Primary Care Management of Adult/Geriatric Health & Illness II (4 credits)online
NURS 545Primary Care Management of Adult/Geriatric Health & Illness II Clinical (2 credits)community clinical
SummerNURS 547Primary Care Clinical Residency (3 credits)on campus clinical (7-10 days)
NURS 555Primary Care Clinical Skills Synthesis (2 credits)community clinical
Total19 credits


Residency Requirements

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 Requirements

Online courses at Boise State use Blackboard Learn, an Internet-based application which allows instructors to put class materials on the Internet. Blackboard requires a computer capable of running a certified or compatible operating system and web browser (no tablets or smartphones). Visit the Office of Information Technology for minimum hardware/software requirements.

  • 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.


Want to Learn More?

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

Nancy Loftus
Email: nancyloftus@boisestate.edu
Phone: (208) 426-3819