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.

Why Kent State?

  • 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.

Post-Master's Certificate

We also offer an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner post-master's certificate for nurses who already hold a Master's degree or higher in nursing.

Learn more about the Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP post-master's certificate

Meet the Faculty

Learn more about the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP course instructors:

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Kristine Jacobson
Interim Coordinator

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Lisa Onesko
DNP Program Director & Professor

Get to know all of the MSN faculty


Proudly CCNE Accredited

CCNE Accredited

The MSN, DNP, and Post-graduate APRN certificates at Kent State are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Kent State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Kent State: An NLN Center of Excellence

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Kent State University is a three-time designated Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing (2013-2017, 2017-2022, 2022-2026). We are recognized in the "Advancing the Science of Nursing Education" category for our dedication to innovative and evidence-based nursing education.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Kent State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. Kent State University College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.  Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) concentrations within the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program and APRN Certificates, along with the Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN-to-DNP) program qualify graduates to sit for national APRN certification and APRN licensure in Ohio.  States other than Ohio may have additional requirements to apply for or obtain an APRN license, including but not limited to specific state examinations, letters of recommendation, or proof of completion of an accredited nursing program. The College of Nursing is in the process of collecting information from all states and has not yet made a determination whether graduates from the Kent State University College of Nursing MSN, Certificate, and BSN-to-DNP programs meet the requirements for APRN licensure outside the state of Ohio.

Fulfill Your Purpose

Enrollment advisors can be reached at 330-672-7911.

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