Certificate: Caring for the Complex Adults and Geriatric Patients

The Certificate: Caring for the Complex Adults and Geriatric Patients is a joint venture between GW Nursing and Optum.  This program option prepares advanced practice registered nurses with the clinical skills to improve patient outcomes and reduce health care costs. This 12-credit post-master’s certificate is available online for employees of Optum. Offered as a part-time option, the program can be completed in three semesters.

Highlights

  • Gain clinical skills to practice with complex adult and geriatric patients within the Optum system.
  • Gain specialty knowledge of assessment, diagnostic reasoning and evidence–based treatment plans including prescribing medications.
  • Develop skills to utilize a systems-based approach to strategies to optimize health outcomes.
  • Acquire the skills to manage transitions of care including palliative care and end of life.

Who Should Apply

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses who are interested in developing skills necessary to think critically and act confidently in the complex gerontology working environment should consider applying to this program.  This program option is limited to employees of Optum. 

Application Deadlines

Fall 2022

Priority: 12/01/2021
Final: 06/01/2022

Requirements

Overview

The Certificate: Caring for the Complex Adults and Geriatric Patients program consists of 12 credit hours. Questions about program requirements should be directed to the program director.

Program of Study

Courses

For full listing of courses and descriptions, please visit the University Bulletin.

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 resumé
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Evidence of current active un-encumbered nursing licensure
  • Evidence of current APRN certification
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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 resumé
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Evidence of current active un-encumbered nursing licensure
  • Evidence of current APRN certification

N/A

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