Graduate Nursing (Post-Graduate Certificate (PGC) in Adult Gerontological Primary Care NP

UMass Chan

The Post Graduate Certificate Program is designed for individuals who have previously acquired a master’s degree in nursing.  This Certificate allows nurses to expand their role as Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners to function as Nurse Practitioners in ambulatory or community-based areas.  Provides comprehensive care to the entire spectrum of adults including young adults, adults and older adults. Provides direct health care services incorporating health promotion, health protection, disease prevention and disease management.  Graduates of this track are eligible to take the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner certification examination. The Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing prepares students to meet the competencies from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Core Competencies for Nurse Practitioners.
CIP Code: 51.3801

Graduate Graduate Certificate On-Campus / In-Person

Possible Career Paths

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary | Registered Nurses | Medical and Health Services Managers | Nurse Practitioners

UMass Chan Medical School

The University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School is a nationally-ranked medical school and internationally-renowned research institution that is dedicated to the advancement of human health. As the state’s first and only public medical school, UMass Chan's health sciences campus is renowned for the quality and scope of its medical research and education.