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There are two national organizations that accredit nursing education programs: The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). While not every nursing school and nursing program is NLNAC or CCNE accredited and a quality nursing education is possible without the mark of distinction, a degree from an institution accredited by one of these organizations ensures that you will be qualified to attend another accredited school of nursing, should you be interested in an advanced degree, for example an RN-to-BSN or Master's degree. Also, some scholarships are only available to students attending accredited nursing programs.

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Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

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The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) is responsible for the specialized accreditation of nursing education programs (Clinical Doctorate, Master's Degree, Baccalaureate Degree, Associate Degree, Diploma, and Practical Nursing program). The Commission has authority and accountability for carrying out the responsibilities inherent in the application of standards and criteria, accreditation processes, and the affairs, management, policy-making, and general administration of the NLNAC. The NLNAC is nationally recognized as a specialized accrediting agency for both post-secondary and higher degree programs in nursing education.

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Gerontology, Geriatrics

The golden years of the baby boomers are upon us. By 2011, baby boomers will start to celebrate their 65th birthdays. By 2030, the number of people 65 and older will reach 75 million, double the number in 2005. This results in an enormous market (20% of the U.S. population by 2030), which will demand specialized goods and services customized to the needs of older consumers. Professionals in a wide range of fields, not just healthcare providers, will need to understand and effectively serve this exploding demographic.

Industries that Serve Older Populations

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Kaplan University Onlineccne accredited

Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP)
Master of Science in Nursing

CCNE Accredited
Qualify for ANCC's Gerontological Nursing NP Certifications

The Master of Science in Nursing program is designed to build on previous nursing education and clinical experience, prepare you to pursue advanced practice in a variety of health care settings, and lay a foundation to pursue doctoral education. The overall purpose of the master's degree program is to provide graduate education for advanced nursing roles that respond to the needs of individuals, families, and communities.

The program of study includes completion of the core curriculum, concentration or population focus area courses, and an evidence-based project proposal. The core courses focus on the acquisition of a theoretical base in nursing, evidence-based decision making, health policy, financing and organization of the health care delivery system, advanced practice issues, ethics, health promotion and disease prevention, and biostatistics.

The family and adult-gerontology nurse practitioner population focus areas are designed to educate you on the topics of how to best provide primary care as a member of an interprofessional team and improve the availability of evidence-based, culturally relevant health care in diverse communities. The curriculum helps you develop the skills to evaluate the health and wellness of individuals, families, and their communities. The nurse practitioner is expected to possess skills in diagnosing, treating, and managing acute and chronic health conditions, to deliver primary and preventive care, and to participate in the development of appropriate policy and evidence-based practice.

Note: Not all concentrations are available in all States. Applicants should confirm State-specific requirements and program availability.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Kaplan University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.
Georgetown University Online ccne accredited

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
(AG-ACNP)

CCNE Accredited

The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) program prepares registered nurses with the acute-care experience necessary to provide direct patient management in acute and complex care settings. Graduates are empowered to integrate evidence-based practice, alleviate patient and family suffering, and facilitate ethical decision-making.

AG-ACNP students are required to hold the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification prior to entering the program. Upon graduation, students will be eligible to sit for the Adult Gerontology ACNP exam for board certification and credentialing offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).

Note: Not all concentrations are available in all States. Applicants should confirm State-specific requirements and program availability.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs at Georgetown University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.


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