Oct 26, 2021  
2017-2018 Augusta University Catalog 
2017-2018 Augusta University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Post-Master’s Certificate in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

About the Program

The certificate program in is designed for nurses who currently hold an APRN certification and would like to expand their scope to provide care to adults-older adult age spectrum, who have acute and/or complex care needs. Upon completion, the students are eligible to take the Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) certification exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

For more information, call 706-721-6779, or http://www.augusta.edu/nursing/pmc.php

Career Opportunities

Individuals completing the AGACNP post-masters certificate have opportunities in clinical practice arenas providing advanced patient-family centered care in settings with acute and/or chronically ill patients across the adult lifespan.

Salary Information

The salary for an AGACNP can range based on professional setting and region of the country. On average, AGACNPs can expect a salary between $80,000 and $110,000.


This program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Graduates are prepared to meet the eligibility requirements for the certification exam offered by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Technical Requirements

 A laptop is required upon enrollment. See minimum laptop specifications at http://www.augusta.edu/nursing/documents/policy39.pdf. A working knowledge of word processing, presentation, and data spreadsheet software is highly recommended.

Admission Requirements

Please see the Office of Academic Admissions website for specific admissions information:


Estimated Tuition and Fees

For estimated tuition and fees, please see the Financial Information  section of this catalog.