Masters of Science in Nursing / Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing

Program Details

The online Masters of Science in Adult Gerontology Nursing Specialist degree program from Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing prepares students to assume leadership roles in an integrated healthcare system and to develop, implement, and evaluate programs for targeted populations in a variety of settings. Coursework covers topics such as:

  • Nursing theory
  • Health promotion
  • Nursing leadership
  • ​Pathophysiology
  • ​Pharmacotherapeutics
  • ​Evidence-based inquiry

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Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.8 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)

Additional Info

  • Some clinical and practicum courses require short campus visits.
  • Must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution and ACEN, CNEA, or CCNE accredited program
  • Submit evidence of completion of undergraduate health assessment and nursing research with minimum C grade
  • Submit proof of current, unencumbered RN licensure
  • One year professional nursing experience preferred
  • Programs prepare students for professional licensure or certification in Illinois. Additional education requirements or special authorization may be required from the professional licensing or certification agencies for states outside of Illinois.