Transition to AGAC Nurse Practitioner Program

Post Master’s Non-degree Seeking Program

Applicants must have previously or currently be certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in order to meet eligibility for the AGAC Transition program.  Upon completion of the AGAC transition curriculum, students will be eligible to sit for the new certification exam – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. This is a non-degree seeking program.

  • Currently or previously certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Unencumbered Arkansas RN and APRN licenses
  • Up-to-date Criminal Background check
  • Complete one 3 hour credit theory course
  • Complete one variable credit clinical course (90 hours)
  • Complete both courses in one semester
  • Eligibility to take the certification exam upon completion

February 1 for fall admission
September 1 for spring admission


Dr. Donna Gullette, Associate Dean for Practice
Director of the MNSc Programs
Phone: (501) 526-7801

  • Follow the link to the online application:
  • Select Academic Institution as “UAMS”
  • Select Academic Career as “Graduate”
  • Select Campus as “Main UAMS Campus”
  • Select your Term
  • Select Academic Program as “College of Nursing Non-Degree”
  • Select Admit Type as “Applicant”
  • Academic Plan will be “Nursing Non-Degree”
  • Academic Sub-Plan will be your Specialty