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BSN-DNP: Adult Gerontology Acute Care (AGACNP)

Admission Requirements & Prerequisites

In order to be admitted to the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program, the applicant must meet the following qualifications:

  • Admission to the university
  • ACLS certified prior to acceptance in program
  • Two years of Adult Acute Care work experience, preferably in an Intensive Care or Emergency Department setting
  • Graduate of an accredited baccalaureate nursing program with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00
  • Current active licensure as a Registered Nurse in the United States or the international equivalent
  • Three letters from professional references, such as those from employers, coworkers, or nursing school faculty members who had the applicant as a student
  • An iBT TOEFL score of 83 or higher with a score of at least 26 on each section, if proof of English proficiency is required
  • BSN-level health assessment course
  • BSN-level statistics course
  • A personally written essay of 750 words or less describing the role of a nurse practitioner and how the DNP degree will help the applicant achieve life and career goals
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Interview with Admission Committee

There is no application deadline, so please apply at any time. Coursework begins each fall.

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Courses

  • Health Communication and Informatics in Advanced Practice
  • Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Advanced Topics in Advanced Practice
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology for Advanced Practice
  • Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning
  • Research Integration in Nursing Practice
  • Management of Adult-Gerontological Health Problems I
  • Management of Adult-Gerontological Health Problems II
  • Management of Adult-Gerontological Health Problems III
  • Adult-Gerontological Advanced Practice I
  • Adult-Gerontological Advanced Practice II
  • Adult-Gerontological Advanced Practice III
  • Adult-Gerontological Advanced Practicum
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Advanced Health Care Policy
  • Advanced Theory Development
  • Transcultural and Global Health Care
  • Translational Research and Evidence-Based Practice Population Health
  • Clinical Practice Management and Information Systems
  • DNP Project I
  • DNP Project II

Credit Hours: 67–69


Brenda Hedrick, Graduate Programs Specialist, at or (405) 208-5960.

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