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Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner Online

Master of Science in Nursing – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Online


Program Overview

Enhance your nursing career with an MSN – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner


Strengthen your healthcare expertise and meet the rising demand for specialized nurse practitioners with an MSN – Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP from A-State Online. Flourish in your career while earning your master’s degree with our 100% online coursework. Elevate your ability to care for adolescent, adult and geriatric patients with chronic, acute and critical illnesses when you complete our accessible degree program.

icon $13,571 Total Tuition
icon As few as 24 months Program Duration
icon 41 Credit Hours
icon $13,571 Total Tuition
icon As few as 24 months Program Duration
icon 41 Credit Hours

This ACEN-accredited Master of Science in Nursing – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program prepares you to take two national board certification exams: the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). With these accreditations, you can validate your knowledge for future employers or confidently pursue promotions in your current workplace. Through cutting-edge curriculum, hands-on practicum experiences and optional on-site skills labs, you will upgrade your nursing skillset to excel in a wide range of healthcare environments.

With an innovative team approach to learning, A-State provides you with multiple points of contact throughout your online MSN – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program. Never feel isolated in your coursework as you learn alongside responsive A-State educators who are committed to helping you succeed. Throughout seven nursing courses (20 credit hours), six seminars (nine credit hours) and six practicums (12 credit hours), you will have the unwavering encouragement of our supportive faculty and coordinators.

The Master of Science in Nursing program in the College of Nursing & Health Professions at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Contact ACEN by mail at 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, by phone at 404-975-5000, or visit acenursing.org.

In this online adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner program, you will learn how to:

  • Develop expertise and knowledge for advance nursing and leadership roles in the healthcare system
  • Be equipped to take the national certification exams offered by ANCC and AACN
  • Develop patient-centered care in adolescent to adult populations that respects diversity and unique characteristics of individuals and populations
  • Deliver care for patients who suffer from acute illness related to physiology or a specific condition
  • Gain a foundation for doctoral study in nursing

When you complete this online program, you can work as a nurse practitioner in a variety of settings, including:

  • Emergency rooms
  • ICUs
  • Urgent care facilities
  • Specialty medicine practices (dermatology, nephrology, etc.)

Projected Job Growth:

According to Burning Glass, the employment outlook for nurse practitioners is slated to grow almost 27% over the next 10 years for Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri.

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Tuition

A-State Online Nursing Programs Offer Great Value for Great Prices


Our online MSN – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program offers the same affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included.

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Total Tuition $13,571
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Tuition Per Credit Hour $331
Per Credit Hour Per 3 HR. Course
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total
$291.00 $40.00 $331.00 $873.00 $120.00 $993.00

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A-State ranks in the top half of universities on U.S. News & World Report’s "Top Public Schools, National Universities" for 2022.

Calendar

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Ideal for working nurses, Arkansas State online programs are delivered in an accelerated format with multiple start dates each year.

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Term Length Course Begin Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day to Withdraw
Fall 2022 7 wk 08/23/2022 10/07/2022 08/08/2022 08/12/2022 08/18/2022 08/19/2022 09/24/2022
7 wk 10/17/2022 12/09/2022 10/03/2022 10/07/2022 10/13/2022 10/14/2022 11/26/2022
Spring 2023 7 wk 01/10/2023 02/24/2023 12/14/2022 12/16/2022 01/05/2023 01/06/2023 02/10/2023
7 wk 03/06/2023 04/28/2023 02/20/2023 02/24/2023 03/02/2023 03/03/2023 04/15/2023
Summer 2023 7 wk 05/08/2023 06/23/2023 04/24/2023 04/28/2023 05/04/2023 05/05/2023 06/09/2023
7 wk 06/26/2023 08/11/2023 06/12/2023 06/16/2023 06/22/2023 06/23/2023 07/28/2023
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Admissions

Follow These Steps to Apply for the MSN – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner


We know you’re busy, so we’ve streamlined the A-State admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Students who are interested in the online MSN – Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP program must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Review full admission requirements below.

  • Complete online application and submit application fee
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an ACEN or CCNE accredited program of nursing from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale, or a 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate nursing coursework
  • Official transcript(s) submitted by the registrar of any college/university you have attended. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the granting institution.
  • Current unencumbered RN license

Additional Information

As part of the student’s file, the following information is required to be completed prior to starting the first course (or the applicable course):

  • A background check
  • This document is not required to render an admissions decision.

Additional Information

Request all official transcripts be sent directly to A-State from all colleges or universities attended. Save time by requesting transcripts be sent electronically or send all required documents to:

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

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Jonesboro, AR 72401

Courses

Read About Our Curriculum for the MSN – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner


Students in the MSN – Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP online program must complete a total of 41 credit hours. Required coursework includes seven core courses (20 credit hours), six seminar courses (9 credit hours) and six practicum courses (12 credit hours).

NURS 6402: Role Development in Advanced Nursing

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

The study of role development with an emphasis on role making, intra- and interdisciplinary communication and strategies for role implementation. Must be taken prior to or concurrent with, first clinical course.

NURS 6103: Research Design and Methodology

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Analysis and critical evaluation of nursing research appropriate to the study of nursing phenomena. Students develop a research proposal. Prerequisite: undergraduate research.

NURS 6203: Theory Development in Nursing

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Examines the process of theory development in nursing and facilitates formation of a conceptual basis for advanced knowledge and practice. Includes analysis of various models and their application to advanced clinical practice. Must be taken prior to clinical nursing courses except in Nurse Anesthesia program.

NURS 6303: Healthcare Issues and Policy

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Critical analysis of healthcare issues and policy which influence advanced nursing practice and the healthcare system.

NURS 6023: Advanced Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Presents theoretical and clinical basis for comprehensive assessment and diagnosis in primary healthcare settings, including all age groups. Emphasis is on clinical decision-making, differentiation of normal from pathological findings, risk assessment screening, diagnostic testing, and interpretation of findings. Prerequisites: undergraduate Health Assessment course.NOTE: NP students are required to take the semester immediately prior to beginning clinical portion of NP

NURS 6013: Advanced Clinical Pharmacology

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Designed to provide a basis for making clinical decisions in the pharmacologic management of commonly occurring health problems of primary care patients. Prerequisite: undergraduate course in pharmacology, admission to the graduate nursing program, NURS 6003 or concurrent enrollment. NOTE: NP students are required to take the semester immediately prior to beginning clinical portion of NP option.

NURS 6003: Advanced Clinical Physiology

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Complex physiological processes in adults which occur with disease, adaptation, and therapeutic intervention. Must be taken prior to clinical nursing courses.

NURS 621V: AGACNP Seminar 1

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 1.5

Provides research-based theoretical and clinical foundation for specialization of AG-ACNP. Content includes diagnostic reasoning and management of complex acute and chronic health problems for adult and geriatric population. Emphasis on but not limited to EENT, Cardiovascular, & Musculoskeletal systems. Prerequisites, NURS 6003, NURS 6013, NURS 6023.

NURS 622V: AGACNP Seminar 2

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 1.5

Provides research-based theoretical and clinical foundation for specialization of AG-ACNP. Content includes diagnostic reasoning and management of complex acute and chronic health problems for adult and geriatric population. Emphasis on but not limited to pulmonary, integumentary, and health promotion. Prerequisites, NURS 6003, NURS 6013, NURS 6023.

NURS 623V: AGACNP Seminar 3

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 1.5

Expansion of research-based theoretical and clinical foundation for specialization of AG-ACNP. Attention given to cultural considerations, and legal and ethical standards. Focus on health promotion and maintenance, but not limited to disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and endocrine systems. Prerequisites, NURS 6003, NURS 6013, NURS 6023.

NURS 624V: AGACNP Seminar 4

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 1.5

Expansion of research-based theoretical and clinical foundation for specialization of AG-ACNP. Attention given to cultural considerations, and legal and ethical standards. Focus on health promotion and maintenance, but not limited to obstetrics, hematologic, oncologic and immunologic disorders. Prerequisites, NURS 6003, NURS 6013, NURS 6023.

NURS 625V: AGACNP Seminar 5

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 1.5

Focuses on research-based complex care for specialization of Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Particular attention given to neurological disorders, shock/trauma, palliative care and special procedures. Prerequisites, NURS 623V, NURS 624V.

NURS 626V: AGACNP Seminar 6

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 1.5

Focuses on research-based complex care for specialization of Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Particular attention given to but not limited to practice issues, risk assessment, and geriatric related disorders. Prerequisite, NURS 625V.

NURS 6612: AGACNP Practicum 1

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2

Clinical application of theoretical basis for management of complex adult and geriatric clients with acute critical illnesses. Prepare students to interview patients, build care plans, and work with clinical instructors and preceptors to apply knowledge of acute care processes. Prerequisites, NURS 6003, NURS 6013, NURS 6023.

NURS 6622: AGACNP Practicum 2

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2

Execute knowledge of theoretical basis for management of complex patients. Prepare students to interpret diagnostic tests and utilize therapeutic and technologic interventions. Develop discharge summaries and apply theoretical knowledge for transitioning from various levels of acute on chronic illness.

NURS 6632: AGACNP Practicum 3

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2

Utilize clinical application of theoretical basis for management of complex adult and geriatric clients with chronic, acute, and critical illnesses in a variety of health care settings. Prepare students to interpret and utilize diagnostic tests and develop treatment plans. Prerequisites, NURS 6003, NURS 6013, NURS 6023.

NURS 6642: AGACNP Practicum 4

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2

Utilize clinical application of theoretical basis for management of complex adult clients with chronic, acute, and critical illnesses in a variety of health care settings. Emphasis on patient assessment and prioritization of treatments and interventions from hospital admission to discharge. Prerequisites, NURS 6612, NURS 6622.

NURS 6652: AGACNP Practicum 5

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2

Further clinical application of theoretical basis for management of complex adult and geriatric clients with chronic, acute, and critical illnesses in a variety of health care settings. Practicum experience in specialized areas of advanced practice. Prerequisites, NURS 6632 and NURS 6642. Restricted to Master of Science in Nursing-Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner option/PMC program. Prerequisites, NURS 6632 and NURS 6642.

NURS 6662: AGACNP Practicum 6

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2

Further clinical application of theoretical basis for management of complex adult and geriatric clients with chronic, acute, and critical illnesses in a variety of health care settings. Practicum experience in specialized areas of advanced practice. Prerequisites, NURS 6652.

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