MSN to DNP Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Curriculum (AG-ACNP) (onsite & online)

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) DNP Program is designed for masters prepared AG-ACNPs who want to obtain a practice-focused doctorate. Throughout the program AG-ACNP students develop the clinical, organizational, economic, and leadership skills to design and implement programs of care delivery which significantly impact health care outcomes and have the potential to transform health care. Graduates with this terminal practice degree are prepared for roles in direct care.

*Courses with a "D" are  delivered synchronously via distance technology. Such courses are open only to qualified on-site students as per Policy 438

A sample program plan for full time study is provided below. Depending on courses completed during the previous MSN program, additional coursework may be required.

Fall Term (Year 1)

Spring Term (Year 1)

Summer Term (Year 1)

Fall Term (Year 2)

Spring Term (Year 2)

Successful completion of the DNP Comprehensive Exam is required.

#Students may take NUR 3052/3052D* Manuscript Development offered in the fall and spring or NUR 3050/3050D* Grant Writing offered in summer term 

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