Adult/Gerontology Primary Care NP

Build Upon Your Master's in Nursing with an Adult/Gerontology Primary Care NP Certificate

Keuka College's Post-Master's Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate program will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and clinical experience necessary to serve as a primary health care provider in a diverse array of settings.

As a graduate of the program, you'll be able to comprehensively diagnose and treat illness in people age 18 and older. Additionally, you'll have the credentials needed to attain a higher-level leadership and clinical role, directly impacting patient care and improving health care delivery within your organization.

Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll be prepared to take the American Nurse Credentialing Center or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners national certification exam.

Health care professionals

Exclusively for Working Nurses

The A/GPCNP program was created specifically for busy, working nurses with full-time jobs and families. Classes are held just one evening each week, and there is plenty of virtual support to help you be successful.

Learn More About the A/GPCNP

Keuka College’s program provides working nurses like you the opportunity to earn your A/GPCNP without sacrificing time at work or with your family.

You can earn your A/GPCNP certification in less than 2 years. Best of all, our evening and online format means you'll get the benefits of face-to-face instruction combined with the flexibility of online.

How Does Evening and Online Work

  • Attend face-to-face class just one night each week for 4 hours at a location close to home or work.
  • Complete assignments and readings online when it fits your schedule.
  • Earn your degree in just 17 months.

We make it as convenient as possible for working nurses like you to earn their A/GPCNP. Here's what you need to know about the admissions process.

Admissions Requirements

  • Completion of a master's degree in nursing from an accredited institution
  • Cumulative minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
  • Applicants must hold an unencumbered NYS Registered Nurse license and must be employed part- or full-time as a nurse
  • Applicants must demonstrate an appropriate combination of maturity, experience, and motivation

How to Apply

  • Complete your Application for Admission online
  • Submit all official transcripts from each college or university you've attended
  • Submit all supplemental materials
  • Pay your $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Keuka College offers rolling admissions, however, we strongly encourage applicants for the Post-master's NP Certificate program to submit all required materials as soon as possible. Initial application reviews and interviews will begin in December and we will continue to review applications until February 15

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Worried About Something?

We realize one size never fits all. If there's something on your mind, reach out to us and let us know! Give us a call at (315) 279-5254 or 1-800-335-3852 or by email at admissions@keuka.edu.

This program focuses on the assessment and application of clinical reasoning skills with an emphasis on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or management of chronic or acute health conditions. An evidence-based research model integrates core and specialty coursework and training to promote strategies for change as leaders within the profession of nursing.

NUR-580 : Eval of Adult/Ger Health for Adv Nurse 4

This course focuses on the assessment of adult health status and application of clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice in the management of health status deviations. Clinical reasoning using advanced health assessment skills and knowledge of advanced path-physiology and patho-pharmacology leads to the formulation of comprehensive differential diagnosis. Use of appropriate diagnostic tools and timely referral is explored. Formulation of treatment plan using best evidence and system resources is introduced. Emphasis on professional role socialization and functioning within the interdisciplinary health care team prepares the practitioner for the advanced practice role within the current health care system. Scope of practice and legal aspects of the advanced practice role are examined including New York State and federal laws related to prescriptions and record-keeping.

NUR-650 : Primary Care for Adult/Gero Patient I 4

Building upon knowledge and clinical reasoning skills established in NUR-550, 560, 570 and 580, this course focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and/or management of chronic health conditions and acute exacerbations of illness. Using a systems approach, this course focuses on conditions effecting the eyes, ears, nose, and throat; cardiovascular pulmonary; hematological; and gastrointestinal systems. Opportunities to apply evidence-based knowledge and enhance clinical reasoning skills will be available to the student through unfolding case studies and clinical practicum experiences which include care of the adult and geriatric populations served in acute, chronic care and/or community-based settings. Opportunity to utilize relevant technology in determined areas of care will be incorporated.

NUR-660 : Primary Care for Adult/Gero Patient II 4

Building upon knowledge and clinical reasoning skills established in NUR 550, 560, 570, 580, and 650, this course focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and/or management of chronic health conditions and acute exacerbations of illness. Using a systems approach, this course focuses on conditions effecting the musculoskeletal; neurological; endocrine; genitourinary; reproductive, and integument systems. Opportunities to apply evidence-based knowledge and enhance clinical reasoning skills will be available to the student through unfolding case studies and clinical practicum experiences which include care of the adult and geriatric populations served in acute, chronic care and/or community based settings. Opportunities to utilize relevant technology in determined areas of care will be incorporated.

NUR-670 : Adv Prac Nurse As Com Health Leader 4

Seminar and practicum focuses on the role of the Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner as a community health leader. Nursing science and epidemiology provide the base for examining the spectrum of community health and understanding of the delivery of primary health care to individuals, communities, and populations. Tools for community assessment and diagnosis as well as concepts of health promotion, disease prevention, risk reduction, rehabilitation, and evidence-based practice for the health of groups is presented. Students develop role competencies under the supervision of nusre practitioner preceptors and faculty in a variety of health care settings.

NUR-750 : Professional Seminar/Capstone 2

This course integrates and applies knowledge gained through the core and specialty courses as well as internship/clinical experiences. Current issues and concepts affecting the role of the masters prepared nurse are explored relative to their ability to affect change. Research and theory are integrated as students propose potential strategies for change as leaders within the profession of nursing. The comprehensive exam will be an indicator of having met program outcomes.

To review a full list of program requirements and course descriptions, please see the Keuka College Record's information on the Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate program.

The Keuka College Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The CCNE address is:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 887-6791

Keuka College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Those with questions may contact the organization at:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: (267) 284-5000

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Your Nursing professors are accomplished academics and seasoned clinicians. They'll combine theoretical concepts with real-world, clinical expertise to give you the best Nursing education possible.

Dr. Susan Bezek ’01

Associate Professor of Nursing
Clinical Coordinator

Academic Credentials

Capella University
Ph.D.
University of Rochester
M.S.
Keuka College
B.S.

Dr. Beth Hopkins

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Academic Credentials

St. John Fisher College
D.N.P. in Nursing Practice
Community General Hospital of Greater Syracuse
M.S. in Family Nurse Practitioner
University of Virginia
M.S. in Adult Nurse Practitioner
St. John Fisher College
B.S. in Nursing
Jamestown Community College
A.A.S in Nursing

Biography

Dr. Beth Hopkins brings decades of professional clinical experience as a Nurse Practitioner in Family Health. She has been involved extensively in both professional practice as a F.N.P. and administratively in the development and delivery of health care models for otolaryngology, allergy/asthma, sleep medicine, occupational health, and primary care.

As clinical faculty in nursing, Dr. Hopkins has taught at Virginia Commonwealth University and Upstate Medical University with her primary teaching focus at the graduate level, educating students in the nurse practitioner programs. Additionally, she has been involved in developing and teaching Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care extensively across the health professions. Dr. Hopkins area of interest is in Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea having conducted her doctoral clinical scholarship project on increasing the primary care providers competence and confidence in early detection and intervention of sleep-disordered breathing in young children.

Professional Interests

Otolaryngology, Allergy/Asthma, pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Interprofessional Education, and Collaborative Care.

Dr. Patty Mattingly

Professor of Nursing
Program Director of B.S., Nursing

Academic Credentials

Robert Morris University
D.N.P.
University of Maryland
M.S.N.
George Mason University
B.S.

Dr. Jenniffer Mullen, PhD, RN, CHPN, CNE

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Academic Credentials

Walden University
Ph.D.
Walden University
M.S.
Kaplan University
B.S.
Tompkins Cortland Community College
A.A.S

Cindy Stevens ’78

Associate Professor of Nursing

Academic Credentials

Drexel University
M.S.N.
Kings College
M.S.
Keuka College
B.S. in RN-CNE (Certified Nurse Educator)
Saint John Fisher
Ed.D.

Contact Information

Pat White

Sr. Associate Director of Admissions

(315) 317-8455
pwhite@keuka.edu