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 valuable skills to help 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.

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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.

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 as little as five semesters

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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University partnerships

Rider University is proud to partner with Capital Health and give back to healthcare workers by offering a tuition discount and additional benefits to eligible employees. Other partners include The State of New Jersey, Penn Medicine Princeton Health (through the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber) and Pyramid Healthcare, Inc.

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Accreditation Statement

The master's degree program in nursing and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Rider University are 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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lprol [at]


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