The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) specialty prepares nurses to provide care for adult and older adult patients with acute, critical, and complex chronic illnesses. The need for appropriately educated and certified adult-gerontology
acute care NPs has increased over the past 10 years. The demand continues to grow for the specialized advanced practice nurse.
For more information regarding graduation rates, the median debt of students completing our certificate programs, and other important
information, please visit the University of Colorado Denver Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.
Graduates of this specialty track are eligible to apply for national certification by examination. You will learn more about the certification organizations appropriate for this specialty during the completion of your program. Upon successful completion
of the certification examination, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners are eligible for licensure in all 50 states, including Colorado (visit the Colorado Board of Nursing APRN application forms page), where licensure is granted as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and is required for practice.