Equip yourself to utilize evidence-based guidelines while diagnosing and managing health problems of acutely and critically ill individuals across the adult lifespan with the online Doctor of Nursing Practice / Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner degree program from Johns Hopkins University.
The comprehensive curriculum was developed based on:
- The Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs (2016)
- The National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education and other national advanced practice, specialty focused standards and guidelines (AACN Scope and Standards Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Practice, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, 2015)
- The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care and Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Competencies (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2016)
Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible to apply for certification as an Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses or the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and prepared to work in acute and complex care settings such as critical care units, hospitalist or specialty services, and in other settings where patients can be physiologically unstable, technologically dependent, requiring frequent monitoring and intervention, and are highly vulnerable for complications.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation & Licensing
Johns Hopkins University is accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Additional Materials May Be Requested, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- This program includes 1-2 on-site immersion experiences.