The MSN for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner empowers you to provide comprehensive care for adults who are chronically, acutely, or critically ill. This mostly-online adult gerontology program equips you to promote health and well-being for adults with episodic or chronic health problems. Coursework includes critical care pharmacology, diagnostic methods, and pathophysiology.
Online classes are punctuated by occasional travel to the Lubbock campus for hands-on training.
Graduates are eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam, or the American Association of Critical Care Nurses’ Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam.
% OnlineMostly Online
Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Essay/Writing Sample, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- Must have a valid RN license, in addition to one year of RN experience in acute care, intensive care, or emergency department setting in the past five years
- Requires completion of an accredited BSN degree
- Requires BLS certification
- On-campus requirements include a one day orientation, along with 7-8 days throughout the program for OSCEs (objective structured clinical examination).
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