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Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

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Nurturing expertise and transforming care.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program focused on adult-gerontology acute care trains nurses to offer comprehensive health care to young adults, adults and elders in acute care settings who are chronically, acutely or critically ill.

Upon completion, graduates can pursue national certification through either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Certification Corporation.

45% job growth between 2019-2029 – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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No GRE Required

Nurse faculty loan forgiveness program
Automatic tuition reduction
100% online
Clinical practicums close to home

Program Highlights

  • 100% Online
  • Three- or four-year tracks available
  • Clinical practicum experiences take place close to home
  • On-campus Intensives provide skill-development
  • Spring or fall term admission
  • 70 hours total
  • Includes 1,000 clinical hours minimum

Clinical Experience

One year of full-time experience as a registered nurse in an inpatient, acute care setting is required. These include but are not limited to progressive care, intensive or critical care, intermediate care, emergency department or telemetry unit.

TCU is currently accepting students in the following states:

  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Virginia