Graduate Program

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nursing

MSN Concentration Curriculum

Total Credit Hours: 48

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program provides sufficient didactic and clinical experiences to prepare graduates with the competencies delineated to focus on acute patient care needs with "physiologically unstable, technologically dependent, and/or are highly vulnerable to complications across the continuum of care settings that require frequent monitoring and intervention" (Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Competencies, 2012, p 13).

NOTE: A Master’s College of Nursing Comprehensive Examination is required at the end of the program.

Certification: Graduates are prepared to take the Certification Examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN).


Program Plan

The program follows a standard plan and course sequence for part-time or full-time enrollment. The specific sequence of courses for each admission cycle is determined upon admission to the program, and students will be provided their specific program plan upon accepting their offer of admission.

For the MSN degree, the course listing of all MSN core requirements and the concentration-specific requirements are provided in the 2020-2021 Graduate Catalog.


>> Visit the MSN Program page for admission details.