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DNP Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

BSN to DNP Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner students working with faculty in the simulation labThe adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner program prepares graduates at the doctoral level to provide comprehensive health care to chronically, acutely, or critically ill young adults, adults, and elders in the continuum of acute care services. Program emphasis is on working with a multidisciplinary team to facilitate and accelerate the patient’s return to optimal health and manage health and illness in the context of individuals, families, health care settings, and society.

AGACNP practice in academic medical centers, community hospitals, and outpatient practices. They work in many settings such as critical care units, inpatient units, outpatient settings, and specialty practices (neurosurgery, cardiology, hematology, trauma, and orthopedics).

Graduates will be eligible for national certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Certification Corporation.

Clinical Experience

Two years of full-time experience or its equivalent as a registered nurse in an ED or critical care setting is required.

*Only accepting students that reside in Texas and New Mexico

Program Highlights

  • Admission requirements
  • Online Format
  • Spring or Fall term admission
  • 70 hours total (includes 1,000 minimum clinical hours)
  • Three-year track or four-year track available
  • Clinical practicum experiences with qualified preceptors take place close to home when possible
  • On-Campus Intensives for skill development (three required)

See the course catalog to learn more about our curriculum.