Nursing: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (M.S.)

Nursing: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (M.S.)

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner M.S.

Cultivate your nursing expertise with our online Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, MSN (AGACNP). Students focus on the adult-gerontological population with acute care needs, developing skills in diagnostic reasoning and subsequent management of the acutely ill patient using evidence-based practice.

Credit Hours: 46 |    Program Length: 24 months

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This online program prepares you to be an Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certified by AACN or ANCC.

A new Master's of Science in Nursing: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner has been approved for Academic Catalog year 2022/2023.

Graduates of the M.S. Nursing: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program will apply newly learned knowledge and skills within the acute care setting, including and not limited to hospitals and ambulatory care centers. The aim of this program is to prepare students to successfully diagnose and manage medical-surgical patients who are acutely or critically ill through prescribing of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, coordination of consultations and care, and continued management of chronic illnesses, comorbidities, and end of life needs.

Clinical and course experiences build upon the Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing (BSN) and provides a foundation for continued professional development and doctoral study. The AGACNP option will focus on the adult-gerontological population with acute care needs, developing skills in diagnostic reasoning and subsequent management of the acutely ill patient using evidenced based practice. Students will complete a minimum of 625 precepted clinical hours within an acute care setting. Additionally, coursework will include interdisciplinary work with case management and social work to improve comprehension and future utilization in transitions in care.

Courses will be listed in the 22/23 Academic Catalog.

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Licensing Requirements

Applicants who intend to pursue licensure after completing UNH's online Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, MSN should become familiar with their state's licensure requirements. Students should contact their State Board of Nursing to confirm whether this program meets online program requirements for licensure in their state. LEARN MORE

Curriculum & Requirements

Deadlines

Applications must be completed by the following deadlines in order to be reviewed for admission:

  • Fall: April 1 (Extended to June 15 for fall 2022 only)
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: N/A
  • Special: N/A

Application fee: $65

Campus: Online

New England Regional: No

Accelerated Masters Eligible: No

New Hampshire Residents

Students claiming in-state residency must also submit a Proof of Residence Form. This form is not required to complete your application, but you will need to submit it after you are offered admission or you will not be able to register for classes.

Transcripts

If you attended UNH after September 1, 1991, and have indicated so on your online application, we will retrieve your transcript internally; this includes UNH-Durham, UNH-Manchester and UNH Non-Degree work. 

If you did not attend UNH, or attended prior to September 1, 1991, then you must request one official transcript be sent directly to our office from the Registrar's Office of each college/university attended. International transcripts must be translated into English. We accept transcripts both electronically and in hard copy:

  • Electronic Transcripts: Please have your institution send the transcript directly to grad.school@unh.edu. Please note that we can only accept copies sent directly from the institution.
  • Paper Transcripts: Please send hard copies of transcripts to: UNH Graduate School, Thompson Hall- 105 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824. You may request transcripts be sent to us directly from the institution or you may send them yourself as long as they remain sealed in the original university envelope.

Transcripts are required for any school you earned a degree from, attended for at least one year, or attended for 2 or more semesters. Exceptions to this rule may be approved at the discretion of the program you are applying to and the UNH Graduate School Admission’s office.

Letters of recommendation: 3 required

Recommendation letters submitted by relatives or friends, as well as letters older than one year, will not be accepted.

Resume

A current resume is required with your submitted application.

Personal Statement/Essay Questions

Prepare a brief but careful statement regarding:

  1. Reasons you wish to do graduate work in this field, including your immediate and long-range objectives.
  2. Your specific research or professional interest and experiences in this field.

Important Notes

All applicants are encouraged to contact programs directly to discuss program specific application questions.

International Applicants

Some academic departments recommend that international applicants, living outside of the United States, and planning on pursuing a research based degree, submit a preapplication form before submitting a full application. If your desired program is not on the form, departments prefer a full application be submitted. Preapplication requests will be carefully reviewed and a decision usually provided within 3 weeks. If your preapplication is approved then it is recommended you then submit a full application. If you are currently living in the United States (on a H1B visa, etc.), or you plan on pursuing a professional master’s degree, then you do not need to submit a preapplication.

Prospective international students are required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent examination scores. English Language Exams may be waived if English is your first language. If you wish to request a waiver, then please visit our Test Scores webpage for more information.

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Tuition & Fees:

Tuition for 2021-22 Academic Year*:

  • $785 per credit for New Hampshire (NH) residents
  • $865 per credit for non-NH residents

Program Total Number of Credits: 46

Technology Fee per Semester:

  • 1-4 credits $26.00
  • 5-8 credits $52.50
  • 9-16 credits $105.00

ADDITIONAL TUITION & FEES INFORMATION

Financial Aid

Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loans is the form of federal financial aid available to Graduate Students. To apply, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The UNH priority deadline is March 1. This is the date by which the FAFSA must be received by the federal processor, however, if your application is received after March 1st you will still be considered for the Federal Direct Loan, which is not subject to the priority deadline.

The basic eligibility requirements to be considered for Financial Aid include:

  • Attend classes at least half-time (5 or more credits per semester).
  • Enrollment in a degree program.
  • Documentation of United States citizenship or eligible non-citizen status.
  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress.

ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

Online Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, MSN courses are taught by faculty with excellent practical and pedagogical experience.

Meet our Faculty

Department of Nursing Mission and Vision

We educate leaders in nursing, engaging in reflective practice, to provide innovative and exemplary healthcare in partnership with individuals, families, groups, and communities. We transform the delivery of healthcare through the generation, dissemination, and application of evidence-based nursing knowledge. We embrace a culture that embodies the University's and the College's vision, mission, and values of interdisciplinarity, scholarship, innovation, integrity, curiosity, openness, and sustainability. 

UNH Nursing Department is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
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