The Gerontological Nurse Practitioner certification indicates specialization and a higher level of training in treating the elderly population. This includes management of acute and chronic illness, as well as addressing the psychosocial issues that can be present with aging. Gerontological Nurse Practitioners are employed in clinics, doctor’s offices, long-term care facilities, and hospitals.
The ACNPC-AG exam is timed for 3.5 hours and includes 175 questions across two test areas:
- Clinical Judgement
- Psychosocial/Behavioral/Cognitive Health
- Professional Caring & Ethical Practice
- Advocacy/Moral Agency
- Caring Practices
- Systems Thinking
- Response to Diversity
- Clinical Injury
- Facilitation of Learning
The candidate taking the ACNPC-AG exam will need to achieve a minimum score of 350 to be considered as passing.
For AACN members, the fee to take the exam is $245. For non-members, the fee is $350.
Of the 175 questions on the ACNPC-AG exam, there are 25 quetions that are used for pre-testing for future exams and are not included in the final score.