Master of Science in Nursing in the Field of Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

The online master of science in nursing (MSN) in adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner program (AGACNP) program prepares registered nurses to be advanced practice leaders and interprofessional team members providing care for critically ill patients and their families. Acute care nurse practitioners attend to adolescents and adults in a variety of clinical settings, including urgent care centers, critical care units and inpatient medical-surgical or specialty units.

Students are prepared to be eligible to sit for the nationally recognized American Nurses Credentialing Center certification examination for adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner. Clinical placements are selected by the program director and carried out in Northern Virginia, Maryland, or Washington, DC. All students attend several on-campus experiences related to MSN coursework and clinical skills development and assessment.

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 48 credits, including 9 credits in professional core courses, 6 credits in research courses, 33 credits in field-specific courses, and completion of 625 clinical hours.

Students will complete 650 clinical hours.

Program Requirements

Professional core
NURS 6202Concepts in Population Health
NURS 6203Nursing Leadership
NURS 6205Health Policy, Quality, and Political Process
NURS 6207Evidence-Based Practice for Health Care Researchers
NURS 6208Biostatistics for Health Care Research
NURS 6220Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology
NURS 6222Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
NURS 6233Genetics for Health Care Providers
NURS 6234Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing
NURS 6235Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 1: Introduction to Practice
NURS 6236Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner II: Complex and Acute Illness
NURS 6237Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner III: Complex and Chronic Disease Mgt Adolesc/Elderly