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

Program Details

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.

Requirements

This program requires clinical practice and two on-campus experiences.

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college with a 2.8 GPA or higher
  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from a CCNE/NLNAC or ACEN accredited program with a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher; or a bachelor’s degree in a related field with completion of the bridge to MSN (including Nursing Concurrent Enrollment Program [NCEP] students)
  • Possess a current unencumbered, unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN)

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents of: AL, AK, AR, CA, CT, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY.