May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care (Post Master’s) Graduate Certificate


The goal of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care (Post Master’s) Graduate Certificate is to prepare advanced practice registered nurses with sufficient didactic and clinical experiences. They will be prepared with the competencies delineated to focus on adult gerontology acute patient care needs with “physiologically unstable, technologically dependent and and/or highly vulnerable to complications across the continuum of care settings that require frequent monitoring and Intervention.” (Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Competencies, 2012, p 13). 

Graduate Certificate Admissions and Process

Students must apply and be admitted into the Graduate Certificate to be eligible to receive a Graduate Certificate. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Graduate Certificate Director prior to applying. 

Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. University Admission Requirements, including English Proficiency    
  2. Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements    

Additional Admission Requirements

In addition to the University Admission Requirements, this Certificate requires the following:

  1. an M.S.N. in Nursing from an accredited university, and maintain certification in another advanced practice specialty. Validation of coursework in Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Health Assessment is required within 10 years.
  2. Advanced Practice Nurse Certification, and 
  3. current licensure in the State of Florida

And please submit the following with the Application Forms:

  • Official transcripts
  • A resume
  • Letter of Intent
  • Two letters of recommendation. Optimally, the reference letters will be from a clinical supervisor and a healthcare provider (APRN, PA, or MD).

Graduate Certificate Time Limit

Five (5) Years.

Graduate Certificate Completion

For procedures to confirm completion of the Graduate Certificate, please refer to the website.