Curriculum Plan - AGACNP

The post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice with Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner is designed for the registered nurse with a Master of Science in Nursing degree who is currently certified as an advanced practice nurse, such as nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse midwife, or nurse anesthetist. Graduates are prepared to meet the requirements to sit for the certification examination under the American Nurses Credentialing Center specific specialties and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses examination for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.

Full-Time Curriculum Plan

Download a pdf plan:  Post-Masters DNP with AGACNP Full-Time Plan.

Semester 1 – Fall

  • NUR 728: Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice, 3 hours
  • NUR 730: Transition to the Practice Doctorate, 2 hours
  • NUR 731: Clinical Epidemiology, 3 hours

Total semester credit hours: 8

Semester 2 – Spring

  • NUR 732: Population Health, 3 hours
  • NUR 733 Evidence Appraisal, 3 hours
  • NUR 734 Health Care Economics and Finance, 3 hours

Total semester credit hours: 9

Semester 3 – Summer

  • NUR 735: Informatics and Patient Care Technology, 3 hours
  • NUR 736: Outcomes Measurement and Program Evaluation, 3 hours
  • NUR 737: DNP Project Development (60 immersion hours), 2 hours

Total semester credit hours: 8

Semester 4 – Fall

  • NUR 738: Organizational and Systems Leadership (60 immersion hours), 3 hours
  • NUR 740A: DNP Immersion (60 immersion hours), 1 hour
  • DNP 760: Management of Adult-Gerontology Health Problems in the Acute Care Setting I (blend of synchronous and on campus), 5 hours
  • DNP 763: Acute Care Practicum I (180 practicum hours), 3 hours

Total semester credit hours: 12

Semester 5 – Spring

  • NUR 739: Health Care Policy, 3 hours
  • NUR 740B: DNP Immersion (60 immersion hours), 1 hour
  • DNP 761: Management of Adult-Gerontology Health Problems in the Acute Care Setting II (blend of synchronous and on campus), 5 hours
  • DNP 764: Acute Care Practicum II (180 practicum hours), 3 hours

Total semester credit hours: 12

Semester 6 – Summer

  • DNP 765: Acute Care Practicum III (180 practicum hours), 3 hours
  • DNP 766: Management of Adult-Gerontology Health Problems in the Acute Care Setting III (synchronous), 3 hours

Total semester credit hours: 6

Total course hours: 55
Total practicum hours: 540
Total immersion hours: 240
Total post-master’s practice hours: 780

For practicum courses, the ratio of credit hours to clinical practice is 1:4.