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Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

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Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) prepares registered nurses to provide direct patient management and patient care in acute and complex settings. Available both online and on-campus, AGACNP prepares students to focus on management of common adult health problems and develop advanced clinical diagnostic and decision-making skills to improve the quality of health care in under-served populations.The MSN program consists of both didactic and practice-based clinical performance courses. The didactic courses present the nursing knowledge, theoretical concepts, models, and research that inform patient care and evidence-based practice. The practice-based courses provide opportunities for students to apply knowledge; practice skills; plan, implement and evaluate interventions and programs; and learn the full scope of the role for which they are preparing. There is a core set of courses that all students (regardless of the chosen MSN track option) complete. These seven courses will be completed before a student begins the clinical performance courses.

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) track option prepares students to be eligible for certification as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. AGACNPs provide direct patient management and patient care in acute and complex care settings.

  • 46 credit hours (six semesters to complete)
  • 650 Clinical Hours
  • Four on-campus intensives (beginning, pre-clinical, mid-clinical and end of the program)
  • Admits each fall semester

AGACNP Sample Schedule

Year 1

Semester 1

  • NRSE 6010: Theoretical Basis for Practice (3 credit hours); 1 OCI*

  • NRSE 6210: Advanced Pathophysiology (3 credit hours)

Semester 2 

  • NRSE 6021: Assessment & Intervention in Family Care (3 credit hours)
  • NRSE 6230: Advanced Pharmacology (3 credit hours)

Semester 3

  • NRSE 6805: Analyzing EBP for APN (3 credit hours)
  • NRSE 6221: Advanced Health Appraisal for NP's (3 credit hours); 1 OCI*

Year 2

Semester 4

  • NRSE 7826: AGACNP Management of Common Adult Health Problems 1 (200 clinical hours) (7 credit hours)
  • NRSE 6231: Applied Clinical Pharmacology for the AGACNP (2 credit hours)

Semester 5

  • NRSE 6827: AGACNP Management of Common Adult Health Problems II (200 clinical hours) (7 credit hours)
  • NRSE 6232: Advanced Diagnostic and Procedures for Clinical Decision Making (2 credit hours)

Semester 6

  • NRSE 6828: AGACNP in Practice (250 clinical hours) (8 credit hours)
  • NRSE 6933: Capstone/Comprehensive (2 credit hours); 1 OCI

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