Program Highlights

  • Earn your degree in as little as 20 months — that’s less than two years
  • Gain experience through clinical placements 
  • Get the flexibility of online classes with on-the-go resources and mobile-friendly content
  • Access to comprehensive Career Services support beyond graduation 

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Post Master’s Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate


The demand for nurse practitioners is expected to increase by 45% between 2020 and 2030, much faster than average.1

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the projected growth in healthcare employment is largely due to an aging population.Our Post Master’s AGACNP certificate program builds on your current experience and education, helping you expand your skills to prepare for acute care roles working with adult and geriatric patients.

AGACNPs can work in intensive care, trauma, and acute care units, among other healthcare facilities — making a difference when they are most needed by patients and their families.

This program is not available in CA.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners,

 2 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Healthcare Occupations,

Our post-master’s certificate programs are designed for working professionals with online classes that let you study when and where it’s convenient for you.

Open the door to more advanced nursing opportunities. Our program helps prepare you to work in intensive care, trauma, and acute care units, caring for adults and geriatric patients.

Our streamlined curriculum allows you to earn your certificate in as little as 20 months.

Get access to one-on-one support every step of your journey, from a no-cost tutoring and writing center to a designated Student Success advisor.

Why Do Students Choose WCU for their Post-Master’s Certificate?

  • Earn your certificate in as little as 20 months — that’s less than two years!
  • Year-round admissions with classes starting every 8 weeks
  • Student-centric approach to learning
  • 24-hour access to library, courses, and tech support

Online Environment

At WCU, you are not alone. WCU online programs you the support and guidance to help achieve your professional goals. Our online classes are energizing, engaging, and enriched with video content, simulations, adaptive quizzing, and on-the-go resources — to help you stay connected wherever you are. WCU's online programs are simple to navigate and easy to use while we support you with clear and continuous access to your instructors, peers, student services and our 24/7 technical support.

Support Beyond Graduation

West Coast University online programs support students beyond the last day of classes. We are committed to helping our graduates throughout their careers.

Our Career Services department provides ongoing assistance with professional and career development through workshops and guidance for our online students and graduates. We partner with industry professionals to enhance our students’ prospects for securing employment and achieving professional success.

WCU provides career guidance and assistance but cannot guarantee employment.

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