Through the Nursing Master of Science – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Emphasis program, you are prepared for advanced clinical practice as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP). The AGACNP emphasis teaches health promotion, assessment, diagnosis, monitoring, treatment and coordination of care of acutely and critically ill adolescents, adults, and older adults. The program addresses the needs of both urban and rural communities, and emphasizes the importance of transitions of care and aging in place.
You may have the option of continuing to work while in the program due to the online delivery format the majority of the year. Students attend two mandatory summer intensive sessions in Greeley, Colorado during the program. Students and faculty work together to secure clinical placements for the required 585 clinical hours.
The median salary for a Registered Nurse in 2014 was $66,640.
However, the median salary for a Nurse Practitioner (a role supported by this program) was $95,350.
Through this convenient Master of Science degree, you'll be prepared to engage in advanced clinical practice. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for national certification credentials:
Graduates can also apply for state licensure as an advanced practice nurse (APN/APRN) in adult-gerontology acute care. This program also offers a seamless transition to our post-master's DNP program for those students who wish to continue on for the terminal degree.