Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner options require at least one year experience in critical care setting.
Complete applications that are submitted by the priority deadline will be reviewed first. Applications do not have to be verified by the priority deadline, only completed and submitted. Questions? Contact the Office of Admissions at [email protected].
A completed application includes the following components:
- Master's degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university
- Preferred scholastic GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from a regionally accredited college or university
- Official transcripts (from all post-secondary schools)
- Two letters of recommendation
- Current resume
- Personal statement
- Active and unencumbered nursing licensure
- GW Nursing is subject to state authorization requirements in order to offer an approved nursing curriculum. View available states.
- Currently, GW Nursing is only authorized to operate Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner options in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
- A gap analysis will be taken for post-master's certificate applicants in need of any of the"Three P's" which include advanced health assessment (physical), physiology and pathophysiology, and pharmacology.
You must record a minimum of 650 hours of clinical experience with an approved preceptor. A clinical site visit will be conducted, usually during your second or final clinical course, by a faculty member. Clinical placements will be selected by the program director to provide the clinical experiences necessary to meet acute care competencies and will take place in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Northern Virginia. You must be able to commute to any of these locations while enrolled in clinical courses.
The following clinical courses are required:
- NURS 6235 (150 clinical hours in 10 weeks)
- NURS 6236 (250 clinical hours in 15 weeks)
- NURS 6237 (250 clinical hours in 15 weeks)
The summer elective NURS 8413 (350 to 400 hours) is optional.
- Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate
- Current advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) certificate
- Immunization records including vaccination or immunity to hepatitis B; measles, mumps and rubella (MMR); varicella; diphtheria; polio and tetanus
- Documentation of negative test results for tuberculosis (purified protein derivative (PPD) and/or chest x-ray)
Questions about clinical placement requirements should be directed to [email protected].
Graduate tuition is charged per credit hour unless otherwise noted, and is listed under “School of Nursing” by the university’s Student Accounts Office. Rates vary by program and are subject to change without prior notice. Changes to a student’s program or course load may result in additional tuition charges and fees.
This program qualifies for Title IV funding. Learn more about financial aid opportunities at GW Nursing. For important information regarding educational debt, earnings and completion rates of this certificate, view the Gainful Employment Disclosure.