Our Post-Baccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice AGACNP program is designed for registered nurses with a baccalaureate degree to gain leadership and innovation skills with eligibility to sit for board certification as a nurse practitioner in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care. We prepare students for leadership with evidenced-based clinical and management competencies to transform healthcare delivery.
This online program prepares you to be an Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certified by AACN or ANCC.
Why get a Post Baccalaureate Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner?
If you enjoy complex clinical patient management in a fast-paced environment, the adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner role may be the right fit for you. Acute care nurse practitioners are respected members of the rounding team and are recognized in the field for their contributions to improving patient care. The need for these providers continues to grow with changing national demographics and increasing acuity. Geared for the hospital and acute settings, adult-gerontological acute care nurse practitioners use skills in diagnostic reasoning and management of the acutely ill patient using evidence-based practice. Students in the program can fast track through master’s level courses, take the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) certification exam and graduate with the terminal DNP degree.
Why choose UNH's Doctor of Nursing Practice program?
This online post baccalaureate DNP is designed for nurses with a bachelor’s degree who wish to pursue academic preparation as a Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner while completing a terminal degree in nursing. Students benefit from the focus on enhanced leadership, evidenced-based clinical and management skills, and development of advanced competencies for transforming healthcare delivery and practice. A dedicated UNH faculty advisor will help you balance the workload and manage your academic schedule. With small class sizes, our asynchronous program gives you the flexibility to complete coursework on your own schedule, a great option for working professionals. We offer several opportunities for on-campus visits during the program, including clinical practicum, doctoral symposium, and graduation.
Potential Career Areas
- Cardiology and cardio-thoracic surgery
- Critical care and trauma
- Healthcare research
- Hospital administrator
- Hospitalist medicine
- Orthopedic surgery
- Transplant medicine and surgery
- Specialty clinics
- Acute and sub-acute care facilities