Master of Science in Nursing – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Online

Specialize your nursing practice and advance your career as you prepare for two national certification exams: the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).

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4/22/24

Start Class
5/6/24

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Key Dates

Apply By 4/22/24

Start Class 5/6/24

Program Overview

Check all the boxes with an online Adult Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner MSN

Earn your MSN – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner online to develop your ability to provide comprehensive healthcare for adult patients across their lifespans. Expand your professional opportunities when you elevate your adult gero acute care NP expertise through rigorous curriculum, hands-on practicum experiences and optional on-site skills labs.

Low faculty-to-student ratios empower our experienced, Christ-centered and highly responsive faculty to provide you with one-on-one attention. Apply your knowledge and skills during clinical requirements tailored to your specific areas of interest. Plus, this CCNE-accredited online program prepares you for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) certification exams.

This online program will prepare you for nurse practitioner roles in a variety of healthcare settings, including:

  • Intensive care units
  • Trauma or acute care units
  • Hospital inpatient units
  • Hospital outpatient units
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Specialty clinics
  • Intensive care units
  • Trauma or acute care units
  • Hospital inpatient units
  • Hospital outpatient units
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Specialty clinics

Upon completion of this MSN Adult Gero Acute Care NP online program, you will be prepared to:

  • Develop expertise and knowledge for advanced nursing and leadership roles in the healthcare system
  • Be equipped to take the national certification exams offered by ANCC and AACN
  • Develop patient-centered care in adolescent to adult populations that respects diversity and the unique characteristics of individuals and populations
  • Deliver care for patients who suffer from acute illness related to physiology or a specific condition
  • Develop expertise and knowledge for advanced nursing and leadership roles in the healthcare system
  • Be equipped to take the national certification exams offered by ANCC and AACN
  • Develop patient-centered care in adolescent to adult populations that respects diversity and the unique characteristics of individuals and populations
  • Deliver care for patients who suffer from acute illness related to physiology or a specific condition

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The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor offers a variety of specialized degrees that can help you advance with purpose. Learn about our other healthcare programs.

Total Tuition $50,625*
Program Duration As few as 16 months
Credit Hours 45

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Tuition

Pay by the course in our online MSN – Adult Gero ACNP

Tuition for the MSN – Adult Gero ACNP online program is paid by the course, so you can manage costs as you advance.

Tuition Breakdown

 
Per Credit Hour $1,125
Total Tuition $50,625*

Calendar

Stay on top of important dates and deadlines

Our MSN – Adult Gero ACNP program is delivered in an online format, giving you the freedom to keep providing for yourself, your family and your community. Choose the start date that best suits your schedule.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineTuition DeadlineTerm Length
Summer 15/6/244/22/244/29/245/7/247 weeks
Summer 26/24/246/10/246/17/246/25/257 weeks
Fall 18/19/248/5/248/12/248/20/247 weeks
Fall 210/14/249/30/2410/7/2410/15/247 weeks

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Next Apply Date 4/22/24
Next Class Start Date 5/6/24
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Admissions

Get ready to apply for an online MSN Adult Gero Acute Care NP

For admission into the MSN – Adult Gero ACNP online program, you must meet the requirements below.

Admission Requirements

 
  • Active, unencumbered RN license
  • BSN from an accredited university
  • Two years of work experience

Review our streamlined admission process for the MSN – Adult Gero ACNP online program. To be considered for admission, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited university
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended
  • A 2.75 cumulative GPA
    • An interview and letters of reference will be required for all GPAs of 2.75-2.99
    • For a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (preferred), we do not require an interview or letters of reference
  • Active, unencumbered RN license in the state where you reside and where you will complete site-based experience
  • Two years of work experience

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended should be mailed directly from the institution(s) to UMHB at this address:

Admissions Office
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
900 College Street
UMHB Box 8402
Belton, TX 76513

Official transcripts sent directly from issuing institution(s) are also accepted electronically. Please email them to:

[email protected]

Or fax:

866-806-3813

Have a question? Call us at 833-690-1231.

Admission Requirements

 
  • Active, unencumbered RN license
  • BSN from an accredited university
  • Two years of work experience

Courses

What you’ll study in our online Adult Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner MSN

The MSN – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner online curriculum is comprised of eight core courses and seven AGACNP courses for a total of 45 credit hours.

Students are required to take 8 core courses.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The focus of this course is on the use of theoretical frameworks to direct research, practice, and education. Concepts of theory and theory building are explored. Selected theories from nursing, science, organizational and systems theory will serve as a framework for inquiry.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course builds upon concepts studied in undergraduate nursing research. Topics include increased depth in research designs, epistemological framework for design and the research of a specified problem. Emphasis includes critique and utilization of theory, education, and practice.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the study of decision making, responsibilities, systems and procedures in the development of health care policy. The influence of social determinants on health care is presented including: accessibility, accountability and affordability. Change theory is used as students explore the role of advocacy and the relationship between policy, health economics and health care outcomes.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on determinants of health and principles of epidemiologic data to design and deliver evidence-based, culturally relevant clinical prevention interventions and strategies. Health promotion strategies are presented for improving population-based health outcomes for individuals, families, communities, and aggregate/clinical populations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on those physiological and pathophysiological process that are the basis for direct patient care across the lifespan. The focus is on regulatory mechanisms that maintain homeostasis and the clinical problems that arise in the pathophysiological state.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on advanced pharmacology including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapeutics, for all broad categories of agents. Issues explored include evidence-based practice guidelines, cost containment strategies, alternative interventions, and systems management for effective patient outcomes.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the development of clinical reasoning and technical skills in performing accurate, comprehensive, health assessment across the life span and across populations. Interpretation of diagnostic findings as they relate to differential diagnoses is included.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the multifaceted roles of the professional nurse in advanced practice in a variety of clinical settings. Examines resource utilization in relationship to healthcare management and cost effectiveness, along with the legal, and ethical implications of advanced practice. Emphasis is on the development and assumption of the role of the advanced practitioner as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to assist students in the development of comprehensive assessment proficiency, critical thinking, and evidence-based diagnostic reasoning. The student will utilize a systematic approach for clinical decision making, diagnosis, and documentation.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the multifaceted roles of the professional nurse in advanced practice in a variety of clinical settings. Examines resource utilization in relationship to healthcare management and cost effectiveness, along with the legal, and ethical implications of advanced practice. Emphasis is on the development and assumption of the role of the advanced practitioner as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team. (90 Clinical Hours)
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides the student the opportunity to apply knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the roles of the adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner in the acute care environment.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides the student the opportunity to apply knowledge, develop additional advanced skills and abilities in the role of the adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner in the acute care environment. (90 Clinical Hours)
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course builds upon the skills and knowledge from prior coursework. Management of complex patients in the acute setting by the adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner is emphasized. (90 Clinical Hours)
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is individualized to student needs and outcomes. Opportunities are provided for enhanced knowledge and skill development related to adults across the lifespan. The student is expected to make application of knowledge from the didactic courses to the clinical care of individuals. The focus is on the continued development of the adult gero acute care NP role as a member of the interdisciplinary team in the acute care environment. (180 Clinical Hours)
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is a continuation of the immersion experience and is individualized to student needs and outcomes. Opportunities are provided for enhanced knowledge and skill development related to adults across the lifespan. The student is expected to make application of knowledge from the didactic courses to the clinical care of individuals. The focus is on the continued development of the adult-gero acute care NP role as a member of the interdisciplinary team in the acute care environment. (180 Clinical Hours)

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