Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate prepares registered nurses to be nurse practitioners with adults in primary health care settings. It is designed as a non-degree course credit option for nurses with a master’s degree in nursing.*

The School of Nursing offers additional post-master’s certificates and graduate nursing programs to help you meet your educational goals.

*Students may be given transfer credits for previous content completed in a master’s degree program.

Program Highlights

  • Graduates may apply for national certification through examination by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and may be eligible for California advanced practice certification.
  • The program is designed for the working professional, offering evening lectures and customized clinical experiences.
  • Students may enroll part-time and take advantage of summer courses.
  • Clinical experiences include health care services for diverse cultural/ethnic groups, the poor, the underserved, and the homeless.
  • Students may receive traineeships (partial tuition reimbursement) when available through a federal grant.
  • Students receive personalized attention in a supportive Christian environment from faculty who are experienced as clinical nurse specialists or nurse practitioners in a variety of settings.
  • Financial aid is available through scholarships and loans.

Learn more about the program and our faculty.

School of Nursing Accreditation

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). The master's degree in nursing and the post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Azusa Pacific University are accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2017 rankings, placing at No. 183 in Tier One of the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 124 institutions in the 2017 Best Colleges in the West, Forbes ranked APU among the best schools in the nation for 2017, and G.I. Jobs named APU a Military Friendly School for 2017, placing APU among the top 15 percent of schools in the country helping military students reach their education dreams.

Note: This information is current for the 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.