Applications for Spring 2023 admission are open until September 15, 2022.

Applications for Spring 2024 admission are open August 15, 2022-September 15, 2023.

The post-graduate certificate tracks are available for nurses who have their masters or doctoral degree, are certified as a Nurse Practitioner, and who desire an 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 College of Nursing Post-Graduate certificate program at Augusta University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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Graduates of the post-graduate certificate program are eligible to seek the following professional state licenses or certifications: Certification as an APRN [Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (depending on program completion)] and licensure as an APRN.

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AGACNP Certificate

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.

FNP Certificate

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.

PNP Certificate

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.

PMHNP Certificate

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.

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