The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program (AG-ACNP) prepares registered nurses to provide direct patient management in acute and complex care settings. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Adult-Gernotology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner examination through the American Nurse Credentialing Center or American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Graduates are employed in a variety of acute care settings ranging from emergency departments, critical care, trauma, cardiology, pulmonary, nephrology, gastroenterology and surgery.
Requirements for earning the M.S.N. degree include:
Objectives: Students in the master’s programs of the college acquire a) knowledge and skills required for advanced nursing practice, b) the ability to apply theory and research in practice, and c) leadership skills for advanced nursing practice.
This curriculum prepares nurses to sit for national certification as Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
Select one course from the following:
Core (12 Hours):
Select one approved statistics course:
Major Core (12 Hours):
Research Requirement (3-6 Hours):
Clinical Courses for Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) (13-15 Hours):
Students may elect to add a pediatric option to the acute care curriculum; required courses: NURS 706 and NURS 728.
Students may elect to add a pediatric option to the acute care curriculum; required course: NURS 706
Students must successfully complete all clinical placement requirements, including criminal background checks, drug screening and immunizations. Students must participate in clinical rotations in states approved through State Authorization (see http://www.sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/provost/planning/academicprograms/state-authorization/index.php) for specifics.
Students are required to participate in two on-site clinical check off days during clinical courses.
NURS 720 for 3 credit hours need to be added to the overall program reguirement in order to meet the accrediation requirements for AACN master education essentials. The Essentials Series delineates the national consensus by providing the elements and framework for building nursing curricula and expected competencies of graduates from baccalaureate, master’s, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs, as well as the clinical support needed for the full spectrum of academic nursing. Nurses who obtain the competencies outlined in the Master’s Essentials will possess the advanced knowledge in the discipline and leadership skills needed to improve health outcomes in a number of current and emerging roles. All MSN program in the CON must meet all MSN essential as outlined for CCNE accrediation purposes.
Add 3 credit hours. Revisions are minor. No BOT, CHE or SACS.