Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Kent State's Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner concentration will prepare you to provide advanced nursing care to adults with complex, acute and chronic illnesses.

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP (AGACNP) students 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 AG-ACNP's has grown rapidly along with the complexity in the acute healthcare environment. They provide advanced nursing and specialized care to adults with complex, acute and chronic illnesses. In addition to managing patient care, they utilize invasive interventions and procedures to promote physiologic stability.

In this role, 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.

Graduates of this program meet educational eligibility requirements to take either the ANCC or AACN examinations for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP. 2021 MSN graduates attained an average pass rate of 96.3% on board certification examinations.

Why Kent State? We offer you:

  • Faculty mentorship and advising from nationally certified advanced practice nurses, as well as active researchers with decades of experience
  • Full- and part-time customizable academic plans
  • Many online courses
  • Fall and spring semester start dates