The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program prepares you
to provide direct patient management in acute and complex care settings. AGACNP's
are in high demand with rising patient acuity and a growing elderly population.
Learn to oversee care for patients with complex needs — including assessment, clinical
decision making, treatment planning, and diagnostic and interventional procedures.
Through online coursework, on-campus immersion activities, and clinical rotations,
gain the skills to treat patients from adolescence through older adulthood and manage
care from the bedside through follow-up in the community.
The MSN AGACNP program is a total of 46 credits and takes 8 semesters to complete
and all didactic coursework is online, distance format.
NURS 700 - Theoretical and Conceptual Foundation for Nursing A
NURS 717 - Application of Basic Statistics for Nursing Practice and Service Management B
NURS 707 - Advanced Pathophysiology for Nurses
NURS 720 - Clinical Application of Population Analysis A
NURS 702 - Pharmacological Management of Pediatric, Adult and Gerontological Patients
Across the Lifespan
NURS 790 - Research Methods for Nursing A
NURS 704 - Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning +
NURS 791 - Seminar in Clinical Nursing ResearchB
NURS 718 - Diagnostic Interpretation and Therapeutic Modalities
NURS 772 - Introduction of Acute Care Adult and Gerontological Health Problems
NURS 773 - Management of Acute Care Adult and Gerontological Health Problems I *
NURS 774 - Management of Acute Care Adult and Gerontological Health Problems II +*
NURS 778 - Advanced Practice Role: Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP (AGACNP)
NURS 778A - Practicum of Advanced Practice Role: Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP (AGACNP)
Total 46 credits / 672 clinical hours +on campus immersion *course requires clinical hours Aindicates A term, B indicates B term. If not noted, full semester course.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a nationally accredited program
Minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Official transcripts from all colleges
and universities attended must be submitted, whether you received a degree or not.
Applicants who attended a BSN program that issued pass or fail grades for all classes
will not be considered a competitive applicant.
Minimum of 2400 hours of nursing experience within the past 24 months. This includes
full time or part time nursing experience. Preferred clinical experience in an acute
care setting (ICU, critical care, medical/surgical, or emergency department).
Submit a personal statement
Current CV or Resume
Three professional references - The professional recommendation form should come from
individuals with a master's or higher in a healthcare field who can evaluate your
potential for success in a graduate program. (Letters of recommendation cannot be
used in lieu of our recommendation form.) Recommendations from family members are