Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (AGACNP) assess, diagnose and manage acutely ill patients in hospital and hospital-to-clinic settings.

The advanced skills of the AGACNP may be used in emergency departments, intensive care units, intermediate care units and specialty clinics such as cardiology or neurology.

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners focus on populations needing critical care and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses, disability and/or injury.

Graduates will be prepared to take the certification exam and assume advanced leadership roles for the targeted populations.

During the AGACNP practicum courses, students come to campus one time per semester during the four practicum courses to learn “hands on” skills.


First Year

Course Semester
500 - Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice Fall
710 - Biostatistics Fall
726 - Analysis of Evidence-Based Practice Spring
759 - Information Systems & Technology for Transformation of Health Care Spring
750 - Cultural Competency for Advanced Practice Summer

Second Year

Course Semester
736 - Translation of Evidence into Practice Fall
740 - Impact of Ethics & Law on Healthcare Fall
765 - Health Care Policy and Financial Management Spring
815 -  Organizational Management & Leadership in Health Care Systems Spring
826.1 - DNP-C Project I Summer

Third Year

Course Semester
826.2 - DNP-C Project II Fall
707 - Principles of Epidemiology & Health Promotion in Advanced Nursing Practice Fall
826.3 DNP-C Project III Spring
836 - DNP-C Residency Spring
512 - Roles & Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing Summer

Fourth Year

Course Semester
509 - Advanced Health Assessment, Clinical Reasoning, and Diagnosis Across the Lifespan Fall
519 - Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan Fall
529 - Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics Across the Lifespan Spring
712 - Principles of Gerontology in Advanced Practice Nursing Spring

Fifth Year

Course Semester
580 - AGACNP Theory I Fall
581 - AGACNP Practicum I Fall
582 - AGACNP Theory II Spring
583 - AGACNP Practicum II Spring

Sixth Year

Course Semester
584 - AGACNP Theory III Fall
585 - AGACNP Practicum III Fall
586 - AGACNP Practicum IV Spring