Graduate Nursing

Post-Master's Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

The 25 credit Post-Master’s Certificate program is designed to prepare the nurse for advanced practice in primary care as an adult-gerontology nurse practitioner. The program is available to MSN prepared nurses who want to specialize as an adult-gerontology nurse practitioner.

Required Courses
NU-536Advanced Pathophysiology3
NU-537Pharmacolgy: Prescriptive Practice3
NU-538Family Systems and Dynamics2
NU-542Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning3
NU-558Advanced Practice Adult-Gerontology Nursing I3
NU-568Advanced Practice Adult-Gerontology Nursing Practicum I (300 hrs)4
NU-572Advanced Practice Adult-Gerontology Nursing II3
NU-582Advanced Practice Adult-Gerontology Nursing Practicum II (300 hrs)4
Total Credits25

At A Glance
Degree Awarded: Post-Master’s Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificate
Concentrations: Primary care of adult Gerontology patient
Course Locations: Jersey City Campus
Program Duration: 25 CR
Course Format: Hybrid

CCNE accredited

The baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in nursing at Saint Peter’s University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC, 20001, ( and the New Jersey Board of Nursing, NJ Division of Consumer Affairs, 124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor, Newark NJ, 07102.