Cultivate your nursing expertise with our online MSN to become an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP), using evidence-based practice to develop your skills in diagnostic reasoning and management of the acutely ill patient. Prior work experience is optional and our graduates are prepared to sit for certification by AACN or ANCC.
Why get a master's degree in Nursing: 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.
Why choose UNH's M.S. in Nursing: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program?
This master’s degree program prepares students to sit for certification as an adult-gerontological acute care nurse practitioner with the AACN (American Association of Critical Care Nurses) or ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center). You will learn to stabilize acute and critically ill patients, formulate diagnoses and evidenced-based treatment plans, prescribe therapeutics, assess outcomes, prevent readmission and create safe discharge plans. At UNH you’ll be supported by a productive faculty and state-of-the-art facilities as you advance your nursing career. Our faculty has extensive experience in the field, and they coordinate with the student success coach team to support you from application through 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