Program Overview

The 100% online Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) Post-Master’s Certificate prepares students to be primary care providers for the adult population. You will learn skills that are valuable as you empower your patients on their journey to live the best quality of life.

The AGPCNP post-master’s certificate program is intended for those who already have a master’s degree in nursing and want to add a certificate to their credentials to be able to expand their practice in a different specialty.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the online AGPCNP Post-Master’s Certificate program is open to RNs or APRNs with a master’s degree in nursing. Learn more about Rider’s application process and discover what it takes to reach your education and professional goals.

How to Apply

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Designed to fit your life

You need a program that works with your busy life. Rider’s post-master’s certificate program offers flexible 100% online courses. Individual plans of study are finalized upon admission after a gap analysis of prior graduate course work, clinical hours, licensure with prescriptive authority, and NP certifications are reviewed. We’re ready when you are.

Three Convenient Application Deadlines

  • Fall Aug. 15
  • Spring Dec. 15
  • Summer May 1
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Why Choose Rider?

  • Study 100% online
  • Supportive faculty who will evaluate your previous credentials and GPA to determine courses needed for your chosen path
  • Earn your certification in five semesters
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Program Requirements

Students will take online classes focused on the knowledge, skills and experience of an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP). They will also complete clinical placements in order to achieve the concentration. Completion of the certificate can prepare you to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) nurse practitioner exams.

How to Apply

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CCNE Accreditation Statement

The master's degree program in nursing and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Rider University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.


Lori Prol

Assistant Professor

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