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Certificate Program - Online
The GW School of Nursing believes that learning is a lifelong process. The Certificate Program with fields of study in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Nursing Education, and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, GW SON gives professionals holding a Master's degree in nursing the opportunity to specialize further within the field of nursing, or even to change their career path entirely. A certificate in Health Care Quality provides nurses holding a Bachelor or Master’s degree in nursing an opportunity to specialize further in this field.
All of these certificate offerings are delivered online via distance education and involve select on-campus experiences.
The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) Certificate focuses on primary health care for patients across the adult age continuum and focuses on the care and management of the adolescent patient (starting at age 12), the adult patient, the older adult patient, and the frail elderly patient.
The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate focuses on the primary care needs of patients, families and communities, and prepares nurses for work in primary care clinics, hospitals, public health clinics, home-health settings, innovative specialty practices, and more.
The Health Care Quality Certificate focuses on quality and patient safety leadership, management, and research preparing graduates to meet the growing need for quality and patient safety specialists who can grow and sustain a culture of continuous improvement.
The Nursing Education Certificate develops the design, teaching, and assessment skills of post-master's nurse educators who are or will be engaged in educating and training in professional nursing and care delivery settings, including classrooms, clinics, simulation sites, laboratories, and other learning environments.
Finally, the Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate prepares the nurse practitioner to provide high quality palliative care for the increasing numbers of older adults with serious, chronic illness and their families.