Master of Science in Nursing / Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
The University of Texas Medical Branch

Program Details

Prepare for a role in acute care settings caring for adults at all stages of life with an online Master of Science in Nursing degree specializing in Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Graduates are eligible to sit for national certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the Association of Critical Care Nurses.

Students gain critical thinking skills in order to be able to identify improvement opportunities and implement change to improve care delivery and improve safety. Courses teach theoretical aspects of leadership practice in a healthcare environment. A clinical practicum showcases the student’s acquired nursing skills in their local area.

Classes examine topics including:

  • Geriatric syndromes
  • Public policy
  • Diagnostic reasoning
  • Informatics and quality improvement

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

The University of Texas Medical Branch is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • One year of recent experience as a registered nurse in an Acute Care, ED, or ICU environment
  • Must also have a current certification in BLS and ACLS
  • Current (active), valid, unencumbered license