Oakland University

School of Nursing

Post-Master's Graduate Certificate in Adult Gerontlogical Nurse Practitioner


520 O'Dowd Hall

520 O'Dowd Hall

Rochester, MI 48309

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Post-Master's Graduate Certificate in Adult Gerontlogical Nurse Practitioner

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The plan of study for the Post-Master’s Graduate Certificate: Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (Adult/GNP) program prepares the advanced practice nurse as a primary care provider for adult, older adult and frail elder clients in a variety of settings. The curriculum focuses on culturally sensitive care, incorporating health promotion and management of acute and chronic health problems. The graduate is prepared to apply nursing theory, principles and advanced practice nursing and the research process in the design and delivery of primary care. Knowledge for advanced nursing practice is synthesized from concepts in nursing, as well as the biological and social sciences. Graduates of the Adult/GNP graduate certificate program are prepared to take an Adult Nurse Practitioner national certification examination and/or Gerontological Nurse Practitioner national certification examination. Additional clinical hours will be required for dual certificates.


Oakland University is accredited as a doctoral degree-granting institution by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

International Student Requirements:

International applicants requiring an I-20 for a visa must also submit additional documents, including an International Student Supplemental Application, financial documents, transcript evaluations, and proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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