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Live Review Courses are Back!

Live Review Courses are Back!

Don’t Miss Out – There’s nothing like our unparalleled Live Courses!

With over 20 years of success, Barkley & Associates knows that the most effective way to begin preparing for national certification is to attend a live certification review course (not Zoom)!

Barkley & Associates’ BLITZ courses are specially designed with you in mind. We’ll assist you in organizing a large body of information and help you identify specific learning needs. After our course, your time can be efficiently spent focusing on areas of weakness.

Features of Our Courses:

  • Sessions taught by outstanding nationally certified NP faculty
  • The most current, comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum to prepare for national certification or update knowledge for re-certification
  • Exclusive practice questions – not found anywhere else – incorporated in each chapter using our popular interactive Audience Response System
  • Special discounts on additional resources to complement your study

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP
Online Streaming Course


21.5 Contact Hours

Extensive Course Manual

Voiceover PowerPoint Lectures

100-item DRT

The Online Streaming Course includes:

  • Online Streaming Course
  • Home Study
Online Streaming CourseHome Study

A 100-item Pre-Course Diagnostic Readiness Test (DRT)
Most up-to-date 3-Day Course featuring Voice Over PowerPoint Presentation Lectures
Dynamic Practice Questions dispersed throughout the Lectures
Our latest comprehensive Course Manual (over 170 pages)
Post-Course Online Streaming Videos (OSVs)
Contact hours of continuing education (which includes hours of pharmacology)
Bonus from our CE store: Review of Antibiotic Classes
1.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 1.5 hours of pharmacology)
Research and Evidence-based Practice
Practice Issues; Ethical and Legal Principles
Prepares for both ANCC and AACN Certification Exams
Streaming Course Guarantee
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Interested in attending an Live Course or Home Study?

Course Overview: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)

Extensive Review of System-Specific Conditions Across the Adult – Older Adult Age Spectrum
Certification Review/Clinical Update Continuing Education Course

  • Anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology
  • Comprehensive vs. problem-focused histories
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Differential diagnoses
  • Epidemiology
  • Health assessment
  • Laboratory analyses
  • Prioritization of care
  • Psychiatric evaluations
  • Referral/collaborative practice
  • Risk analysis
  • Screening methods
  • Fever
  • Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base imbalances
  • Immobility
  • Infections (community, hospital, opportunistic)
  • Nutritional imbalances
  • Pain (acute, chronic)
  • Palliative care (end-of-life, pain management)
  • Poisoning and drug toxicities
  • Shock
  • Transplantation
  • Wound management
  • Clinical guidelines
  • Documentation
  • Establishing plan of care
  • Evaluating treatment and outcomes
  • Health promotion
  • Integrating and applying evidence-based practice
  • Management of acute, chronic, and complex conditions
  • Patient teaching
  • Risk factor management
  • Service consultation and/or referral
  • Standards of care
  • Cardiovascular
  • Genitourinary
  • Dermatological
  • Endocrine
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Genitourinary
  • Hematological
  • Integumentary
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neurological
  • Obstetrics/gynecology
  • Psychosocial
  • Respiratory
  • Access to care
  • Adult learning principles, coaching, and anticipatory guidance
  • Billing and coding
  • Conflict management
  • Continuous quality improvement and safety
  • Coordination of multidisciplinary care
  • Error prevention
  • Federal and state regulations
  • Health care financing
  • Health care policy
  • Information technologies
  • Institutional, federal and state regulations
  • Navigating the health care system on behalf of the patient
  • Negotiating and implementing the plan of care among providers
  • Reimbursement and third party payers
  • Resource allocation
  • Root cause analyses
  • Sentinel events
  • Therapeutic communication
  • Counseling patients
  • Diverse population considerations
  • Epidemiology
  • Evaluating outcomes
  • Growth and development considerations
  • Needs assessment
  • Patient and family teaching
  • Primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention
  • Risk analysis
  • Screening recommendations
  • Therapeutic communication
  • Up-to-date statistics
  • Advanced directives
  • Collaboration
  • Crisis intervention
  • Cultural competence and sensitivity
  • Patient autonomy
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Professional therapeutic relationships
  • Therapeutic communication
  • Adverse events
  • Alternative therapies/herbal agents
  • Contraindications
  • Drug interactions
  • Drug monitoring recommendations
  • Over-the-counter preparations
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacodynamics
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • System-specific agents
  • Side effects
  • Adult learning principles
  • Advocating for the patient
  • Billing and reimbursement
  • Confidentiality
  • Credentialing
  • Ethical Principles
  • Informed consent
  • Leadership roles
  • Legal principles
  • Medical futility
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration
  • Peer review
  • Privileging
  • Research methods
  • Scope of practice
  • Standards of practice
  • Time management

Course Price

Early Bird

Price ends 4 months before course starts



Price ends 1 week before course starts


Registration ends 1 week before course starts

Next Course Dates

Terms: Online Streaming Courses

We guarantee that attendees will pass their initial national certification exam as long as the exam is taken no less than 3 weeks and no more than 3 months, following taking a Barkley & Associates’ Online Streaming Course or graduation (whichever comes last). *Note that the guarantee is only applicable if you are logged into your course on it’s scheduled day(s), excluding the Review Day.

Barkley & Associates must be notified in writing within 3 weeks of receipt of the score report. Upon notification, the student may take an Online Streaming  Course for free within the next 2 months.

A Confirmation E-Mail will be sent to the e-mail address entered at checkout.

Prices and exact course run times are subject to change at any time and without notice.

Once enrolled for an Online Streaming Course, an attendee may elect to transfer their registration to a different date. To do so, the attendee must submit their request along with a $100 transfer fee to Barkley & Associates. Requests must be made no later than 4 weeks prior to the first day of the applicable course.

To receive continuing education credit, a student must be logged in and attend all days of their course, excluding the Review Day.

All purchases are FINAL. No refunds will be made for cancellations.

In the very unlikely event of a course cancellation by the company, the registrant will be offered another quality course option or the registrant may choose a full refund of the registration fee. However, Barkley & Associates will not be responsible for additional inconveniences or revenue losses, including but not limited to other potential gains from advanced registration.

Special seating accommodations for our Live Courses and extended time to take the Diagnostic Readiness Tests are a couple examples of accommodations for accessibility that Barkley & Associates will make for customers. For attendees with a disability who require a special accommodation, please contact CustomerService@NPcourses.com.

What makes the Barkley & Associates'
Online Streaming Course the smartest way to prepare?

What makes the Barkley & Associates'
Online Streaming Course the smartest way to prepare?


Just the Essentials

By presenting the material to you within scheduled course dates, we require that you set aside focused time - with no distractions - to learn the content you need to pass your national certification exam. By distilling the most important information down for you, there is minimal “homework” after the course. We’ve already identified the most critical information that you need to simply help you focus on Just the Essentials!


Engaging Content

To stimulate critical thinking, unique practice questions are dispersed throughout the entire course. These questions were tailored by expert faculty specifically for the Online Streaming Course. These are not available anywhere else - not for purchase, not in any test bank, and are only available for our Online Streaming Course customers.


Expert Faculty

Barkley & Associates is the only nurse practitioner continuing education company owned and operated by an educator with 26 years of full-time university faculty experience. who worked through the ranks of Instructor to full Professor. Dr. Barkley’s experience makes him the most uniquely qualified educator to design, coordinate, and deliver outstanding certification review courses for NP.

It is unfortunate that we must warn potential customers that we have received reports of customers being misled that we supply materials on Amazon.com and Ebay.com.
Please be advised that Barkley & Associates only sells products through NPcourses.com and does not sell through any online retailers, including Amazon.com and Ebay.com. There can be no guarantee of the currency, accuracy, quality, or completeness of what others sell online. Further, no access is given to additional online streaming video chapters, and we do not provide CE credit for materials purchased from third-party vendors!

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