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.
Required: An active, valid & unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state(s) which the student participates in clinical learning experiences.
Required: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited college of university.
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.
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
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.
Our caring, experienced and innovative faculty are known for their commitment to student success.
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.
The clinical experiences utilize the student’s acquired skills to improve the quality of health care in their geographic location.