Program Overview

The Augusta University College of Nursing offers four post graduate certificate options: 

  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

The post-graduate certificate tracks are available for nurses who have their masters or doctoral degree, are certified as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), and who desire addition additional certification in one of our track areas.  

All of these track options are approved by the Georgia Board of Regents as a web-based program with greater than 50 percent of the program taught on-line. Due to the progressive nature of the specialty courses, these options are typically considered part-time study only (less than 9 credit hours per semester.

The certification program admits only in the Spring Semester.

The post-graduate APRN certificate program in nursing at Augusta University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Applications for Spring 2022 admission are open until September 15, 2021.

 

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Doctor of Nursing Practice

dnp@augusta.edu

706.721.3676

Janelle Mangrum

Program Manager

The AGACNP certificate program is designed for APRNs who would like to expand their scope of practice to provide advanced patient-family centered care in settings with acute and/or chronically ill patients across the adult lifespan. Upon completion the students are eligible to take the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) certification exam offered by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners or the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The FNP certificate program is designed for APRNs who would like to expand their scope of practice to provide primary healthcare to clients, family and communities. Course and clinical work emphasizes care of the adult, pediatric, and geriatric patients and their families. Upon completion the students are eligible to take the certification exam offered by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners or the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The PNP certificate program is designed for APRNs who would like to expand their scope of practice to provide primary healthcare of children from birth through young adult. Upon completion the students are eligible to take the certification exam offered by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board or the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The PMHNP certificate program is designed for APRNs who would like to expand their scope of practice to provide psychiatric and mental healthcare to clients, families, and communities. Upon completion the students are eligible to take the certification exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Clinical courses emphasize the care of patients and their families. The program includes completion of relevant specialty clinical courses with clinical experiences at a variety of ambulatory practices in Georgia and South Carolina. The program personnel will conduct a gap analysis for each student to identify additional courses that may be needed to meet certification and accreditation standards.

AGACNP Post-Master's Certificate Sample Curriculum

FNP Post-Master's Certificate Sample Curriculum

PNP Post-Master's Certificate Sample Curriculum

PMHNP Post-Master's Certificate Sample Curriculum

  • Synthesize knowledge, skills, and attitudes acquired in the humanities, natural, and behavioral sciences to deliver safe, comprehensive care.
  • Demonstrate values that exemplify the caring, professional nurse.
  • Apply evidence-based research to improve health and reduce health disparities in a global society.
  • Demonstrate interprofessional collaboration and clinical reasoning when caring for individuals, families, and communities.
  • Pursue knowledge as a lifelong learner to promote professional growth.
  • Demonstrate leadership, accountability, and competence as a continuing professional nurse