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A Post Master’s Certificate in Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) at Northwestern State University has been approved by the State Board of Regents.

According to Dr. Dana Clawson, dean of the College of Nursing and School of Allied Health at NSU, Louisiana has a shortage of advanced practice registered nurses who possess specialized nursing knowledge and advanced nursing skills to provide quality health care to adults, older adults and the elderly who are critically or chronically ill, have urgent or emergent conditions, a traumatic injury or are at risk for life-threatening instability or rapid physiologic health deterioration.

In Louisiana, NSU is the only university to offer the post-graduate AGACNP certificate. The structure of the certificate program will vary depending upon coursework already completed during the student’s previous graduate work.

More information can be found on Northwestern State University's web page: https://nursing.nsula.edu/nursing-programs

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