Your Practice, Expanded for the Greater Need.

Seattle University’s world-class College of Nursing offers a flexible certificate program to advance the scope of practice for working professional Nurse Practitioners with a strong passion for intensive care work. Upon receiving your certificate, you will be prepared to advance your practice in acute care environments including inpatient, emergency and critical care units. Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (AG-ACNP) make valuable contributions in urban centers as well as rural and resource-limited communities. 

Completion of the 15-month post-graduate certificate program enables primary care family nurse practitioners and adult-geriatric nurse practitioners to expand their current knowledge, increase their scope of practice and provide care to adults experiencing acute and unstable conditions. 

Designed to support working professionals.

  • On-campus courses occur once per month in a 3-day block on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
  • Students may complete many clinical hours in their home communities and work towards focused sub-specialties in Hospital Medicine/ICU, Cardiology, and Emergency Medicine/Trauma.

Our committed and passionate faculty deliver integrated and multi-disciplinary rigorous training to drive you on your mission to be there, where and when others need you the most.

American Nurses Credentialing Center & American Assoc. of Critical Care Nurses

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and American Association of Critical Care Nurses (ACCN) offer the AG-ACNP certification exam. Graduates of the DNP or Post-Graduate Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care are eligible to sit for both examinations.

Sample Curriculum

Admission Requirements

UNIQUELY SITUATED IN THE DYNAMIC HEART OF SEATTLE

Only steps away from ‘Pill Hill’—so called because of the density of several major medical centers, giving students easy access to clinical classes in a variety of settings

#7
IN TOP 100 JOBS by U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Nurse Practitioner is ranked #7 in best careers & NPs are also among the highest paid nurses, industry-wide

20,000
SQUARE FOOT CLINICAL LABORATORY

Situated in Swedish Cherry Hill’s James Tower Life Sciences Center, equipped with realistic patient simulators

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Upcoming Online Info Sessions

Doctor of Nursing Practice for RNs and non-nurses

Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 12 p.m.

Thu, Jan 16 at 12 p.m.

Post-Master's DNP - Health Systems Leader

Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 12:30 p.m.

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Certificate

Thu, Jan 16 at 12 p.m.

SU Graduate Programs Open House

Sat, Feb 1, 2020

9:30-11:30 a.m., Student Center, First Floor

SU Graduate Open Houses are held each quarter. Find out when the next session will be held.

Seattle University College of Nursing