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

The MSN-DNP Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) 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)

  • NUR 2000/2000D* Research for Evidenced Based Practice 2 cr.
  • NURSP 2091/2091D* Finance and Economics for Health Care Leaders 3 cr.
  • NUR 2680/2680D*  Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Therapeutics 3 cr. 

Summer Term (Year 1)

Fall Term (Year 2)

Spring Term (Year 2)

#Students may take NUR 3052/3052D* Manuscript Development offered in the fall and spring term in lieu of this course.

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