Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) | Kent State University

Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)

The Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner concentration prepares students to provide advanced acute and chronic comprehensive care to adults throughout their lives. You will learn a wide variety of procedures and gain experience in moderate to high-acuity clinical settings where patient care requirements include complex monitoring and therapies.

The demand for Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners has grown rapidly along with the complexity in the acute healthcare environment. As an AGACNP, you’ll provide advanced nursing and specialized medical care to adults with complex, acute and chronic illnesses. In addition to managing patient care, you will utilize invasive interventions and procedures to promote physiologic stability. You may work in a variety of acute and hospital-based settings such as specialty clinics, emergency departments, and acute, sub-acute, and intensive/critical care areas, as well as post-acute settings including homes, ambulatory care, urgent care, and rehabilitative care.

As a AGACNP student, we offer you:  

  • A flexible curriculum with many online courses and full- and part-time options
  • A minimum of 630 clinical hours of supervised clinical practice
  • Fall and spring semester start dates

The AGACNP concentration at the master's level is a minimum of 40 credit hours, and can be completed in as little as two (2) years, or if part time, in three (3) years.


Graduates of the Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP concentration possess educational requirements to apply for one of the certifications listed below.

Post-Master's Certificate

Kent State's College of Nursing offers post-master's nursing certificate programs for individuals who hold a Master's Degree in nursing. View information, requirements, and employment information for the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner post-master's certificate