Q: Who is eligible to apply?
Please see the master's program requirements for eligibility to apply to this master's specialty.
Q: When do you accept applications?
We admit students for the Fall semester each year for this specialty. The deadline for applications is Feb 15.
Q: How long is the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program?
48 credits over 8 semesters. See the program plan. Spring and fall semesters are 16 weeks each, and summer semester is 8 weeks. Each credit is 45 hours for clinical.
Q: Is the program online?
Partially. Some of the courses are offered online and some classes are in the classroom, such as physical assessment. Clinical experiences may be completed at any hospital.
Q: How many clinical hours will be required?
You must complete 630 contact hours in acute care settings over four to five semesters.
Q: Will this prepare me to sit for acute care certification?
Yes, this was designed to allow you to sit for the adult gerontology acute care certification through ANCC.