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Nurse Practitioner Programs

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Specialty

Nurse practitioner students who pursue the adult-gerontology acute care specialty will be prepared to diagnose and treat adult and older adult patients who are acutely or critically ill, including those who have conditions requiring complex chronic specialty care.

In this program, you’ll gain the skills to deliver advanced nursing care that restores health, prevents complications, and navigates patients and families across health care settings in a rapidly changing environment.

Graduates of the AGACNP program are well-prepared to meet these challenges and are practicing in ICUs — cardiac, medical, surgical, trauma, and neuromedicine — hospital inpatient floors, and outpatient specialty care clinics.

Degree Plan

To earn your master’s degree in adult-gerontology acute care you need to complete 47 credits and 672 clinical hours.

Professional Core

Course Title Credits
NUR 401 The Writing Workshop 1 credit
NUR 407 Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology 5 credits
NUR 403 Ethics and Public Policy in the Health Care System 3 credits
NUR 419 Advanced Pharmacology 3 credits
NUR 400 Research Principles for Evidence-Based Practice 5 credits

Clinical Specialty

Course Title Credits
NUR 410 Advanced Health Assessment 4 credits
NUR 411 Evaluation & Management of Common Health Problems 8 credits
224 clinical hours
NUR 414 Nurse Practitioner Procedure Lab 1 credit
NUR 424 Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner I 9 credits
224 clinical hours
NUR 425 Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner II 8 credits
224 clinical hours

Total credit hours: 47
Total clinical hours: 672