Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners serve as advanced practice leaders and members of interprofessional teams providing care for acute and critically ill patients and their families. This online DNP degree specialization allows nurses to treat adolescents and adults across the continuum of care.
Coursework and clinical hours prepare nurses for the high-intensity and fast-paced environment of acute care. Students develop the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed as Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioners. Graduates will have the ability to improve patient outcomes, change systems, and translate evidence into practice to improve quality and safety of healthcare.
The curriculum includes studies of:
- Advanced pharmacology
- Epidemiology and population health
- Genetics for healthcare providers
- Biostatistics for healthcare research
- Healthcare quality improvement
% OnlineMostly Online
Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation & Licensing
The George Washington University is accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.3 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- This program requires four visits to campus.
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, US Territories, International