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Post-Master’s Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Program Overview

Students in the Post-Master’s Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certificate program are prepared to manage patients from adolescence to the end of life. Clinical rotations will prepare the student to meet the clinical competencies in the management and care of adolescence to the end of life.

Spring Deadline: October 19  |  Fall Deadline: July 1

The Post-Master’s Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certificate program will complete at a minimum, specialty courses now required for the MSN/Acute Care Program. A “gap analysis” will be conducted by the NP Program Director to determine if there are other requisite courses for students to complete. The number of clinical hours will also be determined by the NP Program Director.

Students accepted into this program will be supported by CRNP clinical faculty. The curriculum is designed so that students take nurse practitioner courses along with their designated cohort of students. Clinical practicum experiences will be arranged by the MSN/NP Program Director and CRNP faculty.


Direct Care Core Courses
NURS 530Advanced Pathophysiology
NURS 532Advanced Pharmacology
NURS 534Advanced Health and Physical Assessment
NURS 507Nurse Practitioner Roles and Responsibilities

If determined to be needed through “gap analysis” (within 5 years), the student may need to take 1 or more of the direct care core courses (above).

Acute Care Clinical Year

NURS 710Care of Younger Adults, Acute Care Theory and  Practicum 
(includes 200 practicum hours with younger adults in primary care settings)
NURS 711Care of Older Adults, Acute Care Theory and Practicum 
(includes 200 practicum hours with older adults in primary care settings)
NURS 712Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Capstone, Seminar and Internship 
(includes 250 practicum hours in primary care settings)

Admission Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of an accredited MSN-NP program with at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Board Certified as a nurse practitioner
  • Submission of official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended
  • Active licensure to practice nursing in the State of Pennsylvania. Additional RN license in NJ is required before students enter the clinical year.
  • Completion of a statistics course at an undergraduate or graduate level with a grade of C or better
  • Two professional references, one from a supervisor
  • Written statement of professional goals with reasons for pursuing graduate study to become a Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Professional resume or curriculum vitae
  • Interview with Program Admissions Committee

Student Handbook


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at Moravian University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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For more information about the Post-Master’s FNP Certificate program, to speak with an advisor, or to make an appointment, call us at 610-861-1400; or, you may email, or contact Caroline Bechtel, Student Experience Mentor, at 610-625-7131 or