Master of Science in Nursing / Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
University of Connecticut

Program Details

UConn’s online Master of Science in Nursing offers a specialization in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner for nurses interested in providing advanced care for adults with acute and complex health needs. Graduates will have expert clinical skills and the knowledge to manage the increasingly complex care of the aging population. After completing this online adult nurse practitioner program, nurses are eligible to apply for national certification through the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) or American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners learn a variety of vital skills allowing them to:

  • Assess a patient’s immediate health needs
  • Develop diagnoses
  • Order and read diagnostic tests
  • Develop appropriate plans of treatment 
  • Prescribe medications
  • Communicate with and advocate for patients and their families

Learning Pace

Institution-Paced

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Program requires three on-campus intensives
  • Must have a bachelor's degree in nursing or higher from a regionally accredited institution
  • Must have completed a minimum of two years full-time RN level practice in an acute care setting within the past two years