Master of Science in Nursing / Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Drexel University

Program Details

The online MSN / Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program trains NPs in the management of critically ill patients. Students in this program learn how to handle complex medical conditions and specialized needs.

A special emphasis is placed on diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision making. Drexel University’s nurse practitioner programs offer the flexibility for students to find and coordinate their own clinical site and preceptor, or to assist students with the process. Graduates of this online adult nurse practitioner program can find employment in hospital settings in hospitalist roles, intensive care units, and specialty medical and surgical practices.

Coursework includes topics such as:

  • Confronting issues in contemporary healthcare environments
  • Pharmacology for adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioners
  • Evaluation and translation of health research
  • Professional issues for nurse practitioners

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Drexel University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Requires BSN from an accredited nursing program
  • Must have 2 years of current bedside acute care nursing experience
  • Current, unrestricted US RN license required
  • One 4-day, on-campus, summer intensive is required

Restricted States

Alabama, Colorado, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming