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
834.1 - DNP Project I Summer

Third Year

Course Semester
834.2 - DNP Project II Fall
707 - Principles of Epidemiology & Health Promotion in Advanced Nursing Practice Fall
834.3 DNP 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

Fifth Year

Course Semester
511 Differential Diagnosis Fall
620AG Adult and Aging I Spring
622AG Adult and Aging II Summer

Sixth Year

Course Semester
632AG Acute Care Diagnostics & Therapeutics Fall
633AG Application Acute Care Diagnostics & Therapeutics Fall
637AG Acute Care I Spring
638AG Acute Care II Summer