Accelerated Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Accelerate Your Career
Prepare to provide care to patients who are physiologically unstable, technologically dependent, and highly vulnerable for complications due to acute, chronic or critical illnesses. Learn to practice across the continuum of acute care services in inpatient and specialized acute and critical care departments such as emergency, cardiology, surgery, oncology, and trauma.
Tailor Your Experiences
Clinical experiences are tailored to your needs and interests in a variety of settings serving adult patient populations. Opportunities for comprehensive, follow-up care may extend to outpatient settings for patients with complex chronic illnesses (e.g. cancer, heart failure, end stage renal disease before or after organ transplantation).
Certified adult, family or geriatric nurse practitioners with recent acute care experience are encouraged to apply. Graduates are eligible to apply for the American Nurses Credentialing Center certification as an Acute/Critical Care Nurse Practitioner.
Master of Science in Nursing, with certification as an adult, family or geriatric nurse practitioner from an accredited college/university
Official Transcripts (from all post-secondary schools)
GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Written Goal Statement
Two letters of recommendation
Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Demonstrated commitment to nursing practice and scholarly pursuit
Personal interview may be requested
Copies of Maryland State Nursing License; ANCC or AANP certificate as ANP, FNP, or GNP; and BLS/ACLS provider certificate
At least three years prior acute care experience as a nurse practitioner, such as, but not limited to: acute care inpatient unit, intensive care/critical care unit, or emergency department
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if English is not your first language
The following courses are not required if comparable course has been completed within the past 5 years.
NR 110.502 Physiology/Pathophysiology
NR 110.508 Clinical Pharmacology
NR 110.536 Health Assessment and Measurement – Adult/Geriatric
NR 110.546 Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
NR 110.547 Diagnoses, Symptom and Illness Management I – Adult
NR 110.549** Advanced Health Assessment and Measurement*
NR.100.662 Advanced Practice Nursing: Acute Care of Adult Patients
NR.100.663 Advanced Practice Nursing: Case Studies in Acute Care Nursing
NR.110.572 Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Courses have a clinical component
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Tuition & Other Costs
(September 2014 - May 2015)
|Per credit cost:||$1,451|
Estimated Other Expenses
|Room and Board:||N/A|
1Health insurance waiver required
Billed expenses are subject to change without prior notice.