The MSN in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner provides specialized coursework based on the full spectrum of high acuity patient care needs. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for AGACNP certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
Students learn how to integrate knowledge, principles, and theories from nursing and related sciences into advanced nursing care. Coursework specific to the online Adult Nurse Practitioner program focuses on diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision-making. Nurses also gain advanced skills in pathophysiology, comprehensive assessment, and pharmacotherapeutics.
The curriculum also includes studies of:
- Health policy, legal, and ethical dimensions of practice
- Research for advanced practice nursing
- Informatics for nurses
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation & Licensing
Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- All accepted students are required to attend a one day orientation before the program begins.