Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Program

Preparing for the future of health care

Our Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Program offers students the opportunity to practice in acute care settings, caring for patients from young adults to geriatrics. Graduates of the program will be prepared to sit for national certification by the American Nurse's Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Certification Corporation.

  • Licensure Requirements

    Required: An active, valid & unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state(s) which the student participates in clinical learning experiences.

  • Degree Requirements

    Required: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited college of university.

  • GPA Requirements

    Required: a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 & a minimum GPA of 3.0 for all upper division courses.

  • Required Application Documents

    Required: a resume, all relevant transcripts, a personal statement (see personal statement guidelines) & one (1) professional reference from a clinical manager or other authority speaking on your commitment to discovery of new knowledge, your current knowledge in a clinical area & your dedication to the profession.

  • Work Experience Requirements

    Required: A minimum of one (1) year of recent experience as a registered nurse (RN) in an Acute Care, ED, or ICU environment. Applicants must also have a current certification in BLS and ACLS.

 
 

    7

    Semesters

    14

    Courses

    $20,060

    ✳ Total Tuition


    • 1

       Semester

      2 Courses (6 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $2,766

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    • 2

       Semester

      2 Courses (5 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $2,145

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    • 3

       Semester

      3 Courses (8 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $3,857

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    • 4

       Semester

      1 Course (6 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $2,391

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    • 5

       Semester

      2 Courses (9 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $3,483

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    • 6

       Semester

      2 Courses (9 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $3,573

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    • 7

       Semester

      2 Courses (3 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $2,946

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      ✳ – Total tuition & fees. Does not include book fees.

      Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program Curriculum & Tuition

      • Semester 1
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 5373 Theoretical and Research Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
        GNRS 5355 Pathophysiology 3
        Semester 2
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 5298 Geriatric Syndromes 2
        GNRS 5301 Pharmacological Principles and Clinical Therapeutics 3
        Semester 3
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 5346 Public Policy 3
        GNRS 5307 Advanced Health Assessment 3
        GNRS 5217 NP Diagnostic Reasoning 2
        Semester 4
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 5623 AGACNP I 6
        Semester 5
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 5624 AGACNP II 6
        GNRS 5349 Informatics 3
        Semester 6
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 5625 AGACNP III 6
        GNRS 5350 NP Business and Roles 3
        Semester 7
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 5027 AGACNP IV 3
        GNRS 53371 Public Heath Principles in Advanced nursing Practice Nursing 3
      • Total (Tuition & Course Fees) $20,060
        Semester 1
        Tuition and University Fees $2,206
        Course Fees $330
        Book Fees $230
        Semester 2
        Tuition and University Fees $1,707
        Course Fees $275
        Book Fees $163
        Semester 3
        Tuition and University Fees $2,611
        Course Fees $867
        Book Fees $379
        Semester 4
        Tuition and University Fees $2,061
        Course Fees $330
        Book Fees $0
        Semester 5
        Tuition and University Fees $2,912
        Course Fees $495
        Book Fees $76
        Semester 6
        Tuition and University Fees $2,912
        Course Fees $495
        Book Fees $166
        Semester 7
        Tuition and University Fees $2,158
        Course Fees $701
        Book Fees $87

      AGACNP Program Highlights

      Leadership Immersion

      Opportunities to immerse in the theoretical aspects of leadership practice & apply these theories in clinical settings.

      Patient Care Outcomes

      Critical thinking is developed to identify improvement opportunities & conduct change to improve care delivery & improve safety.

      Real World Applications

      Students increase skills in cost-effective problem solving, process improvement, risk assessment & the reduction of health care cost.

      Faculty Expertise

      Our caring, experienced and innovative faculty are known for their commitment to student success.

      Online Flexibility

      Students come to campus for orientation and each semester for 2-3 days. We have our own technical team to assist students with online learning.

      Small Class Size

      Our classes are small to allow for individual focused attention from faculty and in-depth networking opportunities with peers.

      Clinical Practicum

      The clinical experiences utilize the student’s acquired skills to improve the quality of health care in their geographic location.

      Contact Us

      Burgandy DeLeon | SON Student Affairs & Admissions Office | UTMB School of Nursing

      Burgandy DeLeon