Adult/Gerontology Acute Care for Nurse Practitioners C.G.S.

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Program Director:
Associate Professor Patricia Molloy
pmolloy@ric.edu

The Certificate of Graduate Studies (C.G.S.) in adult/gerontology acute care for nurse practitioners is an 18-credit certificate program designed for those who already hold a master’s degree in nursing and wish to expand upon their current role as a nurse practitioner. Applicants must have completed the prerequisites for Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology and Advanced Health Assessment courses. If you are currently a certified APRN, the three prerequisites may be waived.

Admission requirements are the same as for the M.S.N. in nursing program, with the exception that the Miller Analogies Test or the GRE are not required and that one year of acute care of experience is required.

Applications for the C.G.S. in adult/gerontology acute care for nurse practitioners is ongoing and may be submitted at any time. Click below for information on admission, retention and course requirements, as well as course descriptions.

Admission and Course Requirements

Course Descriptions

Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible to apply to take the following certification examinations: the American Nurses Credentialing Center Adult Acute exam or the American Association of Critical Care Nurses; and the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP exam.

 For more information, contact Ellen Morais at 401-456-9612.