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Accelerated Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Post-Graduate Degree

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).

Become Certified

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.

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Application Deadline

Spring Entry
November 1

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Located adjacent to the top-ranked Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health.

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Admission Criteria

  • 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

Admissions Application


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*
*Course has a clinical component
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Specialty Courses

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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Academic Manual

Important policies, procedures, and resources for easy reference.

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Tuition & Other Costs

Billed Expenses

(September 2014 - May 2015)

Per credit cost: $1,451
Matriculation fee: N/A
Health Insurance: N/A1
Health Fee: N/A

Estimated Other Expenses

Room and Board: N/A
Books/Supplies: N/A
Personal Expenses: N/A
Travel Expenses: N/A

1Health insurance waiver required

Billed expenses are subject to change without prior notice.

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