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AGNP Certificate Application Requirements

The AGNP Certificates are for practicing Nurse Practitioners seeking to expand their scope of practice to Acute Care Primary Care Adult Gerontology.

Application Requirements

Before Applying, Please Note: AGNP graduate certificates are available to nurse practitioners licensed to practice inĀ  Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. All clinical rotations must be completed in one of these states.

License & Certification Requirements – To apply to the AGNP Certificate program, you must possess:

  • A valid, unencumbered RN license issued by a state or territory of the United States
  • A valid, unencumbered NP license issued by a state or territory of the United States.
  • National board certification (AANP, ANCC) allowing practice as a nurse practitioner.

Education & GPA Requirements – Admission to the AGNP Certificate program requires:

  • A baccalaureate degree in nursing from a CCNE or ACEN (formerly NLNAC) accredited nursing program.
  • A master’s degree in nursing from a CCNE or ACEN (formerly NLNAC) accredited nursing program.
  • A GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) from your graduate degree program.

Other Requirements – Students in the program must possess:

  • English proficiency (written and spoken).
  • Functional abilities essential for nursing practice, as outlined by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), including:
    • Ability to see, hear and touch, smell and distinguish colors.
    • Oral and writing ability with accuracy, clarity and efficiency.
    • Manual dexterity, gross and fine movements.
    • Ability to learn, think critically, analyze, assess, solve problems, and reach judgments.
    • Emotional stability and ability to accept responsibility and accountability.

    International Applicants – All applicants who attended nursing school outside of the United States or United States territories must meet all application requirements above AND comply with the following from the Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) and provide an academic review to Boise State University:

    • Credentials review
    • Qualifying examination of nursing knowledge
    • English proficiency exam
    • Graduate College Application Fee for international students is $95.

    For more information contact Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)

    Application Deadline

    The AGNP Graduate Certificate programs begin in May (summer semester) and applications are accepted year-round (rolling admission). However, we make the first admission decisions for applicants who meet our priority deadline of February 1.

    Application Instructions

    For applicant requirements and the steps to apply, please review the Direct Apply Instructions.

    HOW TO MONITOR YOUR APPLICATION STATUS

    The AGNP program will communicate with you about your application status and admission decision. To facilitate timely communication, please update the School of Nursing immediately if your address, phone number, or email address changes.

    At any stage during the application process, you may log in to your Graduation College application account to confirm that official transcripts have been received, that all supporting documents have been uploaded, and verify that your references have submitted an evaluation form. Missing documentation or information will delay the review of your application.

    PLEASE NOTE: Admission to the Graduate College does not guarantee admission to the AGNP Program.

    Non-Idaho Residents

    Nurse licensing requirements are dynamic. Beyond the foundational Nurse Practitioner educational requirements, Boise State University cannot guarantee that the coursework associated with the AGNP Graduate Certificate Program will fulfill all current licensure conditions in your state. Please seek guidance from state agencies to identify any supplemental materials or education that will be essential to fulfill licensure requirements in the state where you will practice.

    Questions about the application process?

    If you have questions about the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

    Email: gerontologygrad@boisestate.edu
    Phone: (208) 426-3819