Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

  • College

    Georgia Baptist College of Nursing

  • Degree

    Master of Science in Nursing

  • Location

    Atlanta

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The Master of Science in Nursing Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) track prepares nurses to manage individuals across the adult life span that have acute, critical, and complex chronic conditions in acute care settings. Nurse practitioners with this specialty provide care ranging from disease prevention to acute and critical care management, restoring health, and providing symptom management. Our AGACNP students have a three-year (2017, 2018, 2019 cohort) pass-rate of 98% on the first attempt.

The AGACNP track, prepared by nursing faculty at Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, adheres to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s, “The Essentials of Master’s Education for Advanced Nursing Practice,” 2011.

Full-time and part-time options are available.

Full-Time Curriculum Plan

The AGACNP full-time curriculum plan consists four consecutive semesters of study in which the student enters in the fall semester. Download a pdf of the full-time curriculum plan. 

Semester 1 – Fall

  • NUR 602: Advanced Health Assessment, 3 hours (Core)
  • NUR 603: Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology, 3 hours (Core)
  • NUR 607: Advanced Pharmacology, 3 hours (Core)
  • NUR 660: Management of Adult-Gerontology Health Problems in the Acute Care Setting I, 5 hours (AGACNP)

Total semester credit hours: 14

Semester 2 – Spring

  • NUR 608: Health Care Policy, 2 hours (Core)
  • NUR 617: Evidenced-based Practice and Research for Advanced Nursing Practice, 3 hours (Core)
  • NUR 661: Management of Adult Gerontology Health Problems in the Acute Care Setting II, 5 hours (AGACNP)
  • NUR 663: Acute Care Practicum I, 3 hours/180 clinical hours (AGACNP)

Total semester credit hours: 13

Semester 3 – Summer

  • NUR 601: Nursing Theory and Knowledge Development, 2 hours (Core)
  • NUR 675: Statistics for the Behavioral and Clinical Sciences, 3 hours (Core)
  • NUR 668: Management of Adult-Gerontology Health Problems in the Acute Care Setting III, 3 hours (AGACNP)
  • NUR 664: Acute Care Practicum II, 3 hours/180 clinical hours (AGACNP)
  • NUR 620: Capstone Project, 2 hours (Core)

Total semester credit hours: 13

Semester 4 – Fall

  • NUR 667: Acute Care Practicum III, 4 hours/240 clinical hours (AGACNP)
  • NUR 644: Role Transition and Issues for the Advanced Practice Nurse, 3 hours (Core)

Total semester credit hours: 7

Total course hours: 47
Total clinical practice hours: 600

This program of study includes a minimum of 600 practicum hours; for practicum courses, the ratio of credit hours to clinical practice hours is 1:4. A student completing this track will be prepared to meet requirements to take 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.

Part-Time Curriculum Plan

A part-time plan is illustrated with a fall semester start date and completed over seven semesters. Download a pdf of the part-time curriculum plan.

Year 1

Semester 1 – Fall

  • NUR 602: Advanced Health Assessment, 3 hours (Core)
  • NUR 603: Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology, 3 hours (Core)

Total semester credit hours: 6

Semester 2 – Spring

  • NUR 608: Healthcare Policy Issues, 2 hours (Core)
  • NUR 617: Evidence-based Practice and Research for Advanced Nursing Practice, 3 hours (Core)

Total semester credit hours: 5

Semester 3 – Summer

  • NUR 601: Nursing Theory and Knowledge Development, 2 hours (Core)
  • NUR 675: Statistics for the Behavioral and Clinical Sciences, 3 hours (Core)

Total semester credit hours: 5

Year 2

Semester 4 – Fall

  • NUR 607: Advanced Pharmacology, 3 hours (Core)
  • NUR 660: Management of Adult-Gerontology Health Problems in the Acute Care Setting I, 5 hours (AGACNP)

Total semester credit hours: 8

Semester 5 – Spring

  • NUR 661: Management of Adult-Gerontology Health Problems in an Acute Care Setting II, 5 hours (AGACNP)
  • NUR 663: Acute Care Practicum I, 3 hours/180 clinical hours (AGACNP)

Total semester hours: 8

Semester 6 – Summer

  • NUR 668: Management of Adult-Gerontology Health Problems in the Acute Care Setting III, 3 hours (AGACNP)
  • NUR 664: Acute Care Practicum II, 3 hours/180 clinical hours (AGACNP)

Total semester hours: 6

Year 3

Semester 7 – Fall

  • NUR 667: Acute Care Practicum III, 4 hours/240 clinical hours (AGACNP)
  • NUR 620: Capstone Project, 2 hours (Core)
  • NUR 644: Role Transition and Issues for the Advanced Practice Nurse, 3 hours (Core)

Total semester hours: 9

Total course hours: 47
Total clinical practice hours: 600

This program of study includes a minimum of 600 practicum hours; for practicum courses, the ratio of credit hours to clinical practice hours is 1:4. A student completing this track will be prepared to meet requirements to take 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.