Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) Track

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Track combines graduate Common Core Course Requirements and AG-ACNP specific coursework for a total of 45 hours. This track prepares registered nurses--with acute care experience--to provide direct patient management in acute and complex care settings.

  • Program concentration in acute and complex clinical practice provides graduates with competencies to function in the role of an Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Learning environment based on discovery, scholarship, and practice
  • Graduates prepared to practice in multiple settings including tertiary environments, emergency departments, critical care settings, and specialty medicine areas
  • Integrates evidenced-based practice into the diagnosis and treatment of acutely ill young adult, adult, older adult, or frail elderly patients through all phases of their hospitalization and follow-up, and including the end-of-life care when appropriate
  • Graduates eligible to apply for certification as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurse Credentialing Center or through the American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • 95% of 2016 graduates passed the certification examination on their first attempt

For more information and to schedule an appointment contact:

Director of AG-ACNP and Assistant Professor
Phone: 816-936-8763

Josh Richards, Director of Enrollment Management
Phone: 816-936-8718