Certification & Career Opportunities
Graduates of UC College of Nursing’s onsite Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner program meet criteria required to take exams for Adult-Gero Acute Care NP (AGAC-NP) certification and, historically, have achieved an outstanding pass rate.
The focus of this Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP) program is patients 13 years old and older in the acute or critical care environment. Adult-Gero Acute Care NP nurses work in various job settings, such as neurology, neurocritical care, cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, surgery, heart failure, pain management, trauma, orthopedics, radiology, nephrology, pulmonology, hospitalist service or emergency care.
The demand for Adult-Gero Acute Care NP nurses continues to grow, largely because of a reduction in the number of hours medical residents are permitted to work. Hospitals and physician groups continue to employ Adult-Gero Acute Care NP nurses to help provide care, often during students’ last practical experience.