Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) - Post Master's Certificate

The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner graduate certificate provides registered nurses who already have a graduate nursing degree the additional specialized knowledge, clinical experience and instruction to procedures to prepare them for the adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner role. The certificate meets the educational requirements for national certification examination.

Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate in Nursing from an accredited college/university
  • Current Ohio Registered Nurse Licensure or eligibility for Ohio Licensure as a registered nurse
  • Current CPR and ACLS certification is required.
  • Current immunization record, drug screening and BCI criminal background checks are to be maintained while in the program
  • Minimum of one year of critical care or intermediate care experience
  • Official transcripts from each college or institution of higher education attended (other than YSU), submitted to the YSU Graduate School
  • Letter of intent. No more than 300 words, describing goals for MSN in AG-ACNP
  • Three satisfactory letters of reference: one from a faculty member, an employer, and a colleague/peer.
  • Resume or curriculum vita ( including education, work and/or research experience, publications, certifications, licenses, grants, professional affiliations, awards, honors, presentations, and/or courses taught.
  • Transcript(s) of all previous graduate coursework
    • Transcript(s) must indicate completion of graduate-level courses in advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology and advanced health assessment, with a minimum B grade earned in each course. Applicants who do not meet the grade requirement for advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology and advanced health assessment may be considered for a conditional admission.
    • For applicants who have not practiced as an advanced practice registered nurse within the two-year period preceding application to the certificate, completion of graduate-level courses in advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology and advanced health assessment must not be greater than five years old at the time of the student's first semester of course registration in the certificate.
  • Graduate Bulletin under Provisional Admission
  • Students not meeting regular admission requirements may be provisionally admitted. See the Graduate Bulletin under Provisional Admission