The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program prepares registered nurses with acute and/or critical-care experience to provide direct patient management in acute and complex care settings. Graduates are empowered to integrate evidence-based practice, alleviate patient and family suffering, and facilitate ethical decision-making. In support of our long-standing commitment to care for the whole person—mind, body, and spirit—this program fosters nursing excellence in holistic care across a patient’s adult life.
• Students experience the same academically rigorous, values-based curriculum as on-campus and receive the same degree
• Interactive, live online class sessions delivered face-to-face by NHS faculty with a student-to-faculty ratio of approximately 10-to-1
• Dynamic, self-paced online course content developed by highly regarded NHS faculty and leading instructional designers
• On-campus intensive learning immersions
• An interactive online community that uses social networking, community groups, and organizational tools
• One-on-one guidance from professors during live, face-to-face office hours
• Flexibility to participate and learn from any Internet-connected device without relocating
• 24/7 access to all required lectures, readings, assignments, and dynamic documentary video
- Must hold a BSN & RN degree.
- A current resume or curriculum vitae.
- Sealed official academic transcripts.
- A personal statement.
- A video essay.
- Three letters of recommendation.
- At least one year of work experience in a critical care setting.
Three on-campus intensives are required.
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation Statement
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
The Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) for the basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses. The ACME has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a programmatic accrediting agency for nurse-midwifery education programs since 1982. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for the nursing education programs at the baccalaureate and graduate degree levels. Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.