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Online MSN: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
With an Emphasis in Adult-Gerontology

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with an Emphasis in Adult-Gerontology degree program enables experienced nurses to provide advanced level care in complex, acute and critical setting for adults and geriatric patients.

In the acute care role, nurse practitioners work to provide assessment, diagnosis and care for adults and the elderly. They perform health assessments, prescribe medications and suggest quality health treatments to manage acute, subacute and complex patients, as well as those with chronic illness.

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Accreditation

GCU's Master of Science in Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)1.

Study Diagnostic & Critical Care on Older Adults

Students in this acute care nurse practitioner program learn advanced theories and practices related to all areas of direct acute care for gerontology patients. The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions at GCU ensures that all future acute care nurse practitioners are well-rounded in their approach to health care.

These seven domains provide the foundation for the program coursework:

  1.  Scientific Underpinnings for Practice
  2. Leadership, Policy and Advocacy
  3. Systems, Safety and Quality
  4. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  5. Analytic Foundation for Practice, Ethics and Professional Role
  6. Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing
  7. Independent Practice for the AG-ACNP

Total Program Credits & Course Length:

Total Program Credits: 53
Online: 
16 Weeks

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Transfer Credits

Up to 12 credits or 1/3 of the total program requirements in transfer (whichever is less)

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Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenient and flexible online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way.

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Accreditation

GCU's Master of Science in Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)1.

Join 80,000+ Students Who Are Pursuing an Online Degree from GCU

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with an Emphasis in Adult-Gerontology degree program enables experienced nurses to provide advanced level care in complex, acute and critical setting for adults and geriatric patients.

In the acute care role, nurse practitioners work to provide assessment, diagnosis and care for adults and the elderly. They perform health assessments, prescribe medications and suggest quality health treatments to manage acute, subacute and complex patients, as well as those with chronic illness.

Online MSN: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
With an Emphasis in Adult-Gerontology

GCU’s BSN, MSN, and DNP programs are accredited by CCNE. The BSN (Pre-licensure), FNP (Master’s and Post-Master’s options), and ACNP-Adult-Gerontology (Master’s and Post-Master’s options) are approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing (AZBN).

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