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The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) track presents education focused on treating complex medical or surgical needs, focusing on patients who are physiologically unstable, technologically dependent, or highly vulnerable to complications. Practice settings may vary but include critical care and acute care in hospitals or other clinical settings.

All programs are Full Post BSN-DNP programs, with minimal residency requirements. Doctoral coursework each semester can be completed mainly in an online format. International students are required to reside in the Oklahoma City area and participate in on-campus learning activities related to coursework and other educational requirements throughout each semester.

The Kramer School of Nursing offers a wide range of innovative undergraduate and graduate programs. At Kramer, we foster a learning environment where students are challenged to think critically and holistically, encouraging them to use their passion and knowledge to advance the profession of nursing. From the undergraduate student taking pre-nursing general education courses to the doctorate student working on cutting-edge research, Kramer School of Nursing has a host of opportunities for any level of nursing. Our faculty is comprised of experienced nurses, many of whom are doctorally prepared, Certified Nurse Educators, dedicated staff and committed community leaders who work in tandem to ensure Kramer is a learning environment that allows students to advance their careers.

Interested in applying for this program? Register to create a student account and begin your application here.

The core nurse practitioner courses meet once a week on campus. Advanced Practice students can expect one class day per week, on campus. The BSN-DNP program is completed in four years. Completion for students with an MSN pursing Advanced Practice education and DNP Completion may complete the program in three years.

  • Health Communication and Informatics in Advanced Practice
  • Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing 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
  • Advanced Health Care Policy
  • Philosophy and Theory for Advanced Practice
  • 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

In addition to the general Kramer School of nursing doctoral admissions requirements, Advanced Practice DNP applicants must also meet the following requirements:

  • 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
  • BSN level health assessment and statistics courses
  • Minimum of one year of professional nursing experience or the equivalent
  • Additional requirements for the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program:
  • Must be 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 nursing applicants: submit an application here.

You can find detailed information about the application process here.

Plan to have the following documents available to upload:

  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Three References
  • Official Transcripts from all institutions attended

Transcripts: Official transcripts showing bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and any post-master’s coursework.

References: Three professional references, such as the employer, a coworker, or a nursing school faculty member who had the applicant as a student.

Essay: A personally written essay of 500-750 words demonstrating effective writing skills describing how the degree sought will help the applicant achieve life and career goals (requested as part of the application form).

CV/Resume: A Curriculum Vitae (CV) with a comprehensive listing of professional accomplishments.

English Proficiency: As defined in this document (click to download).

Interview: Applicants may be invited to an interview with the committee. Interviews of students living at a distance can be conducted by telephone or Teams. The interviews will validate and verify application materials and evaluate verbal communication skills.

GRE: The GRE is not required for admission to any Doctoral Nursing program.

In addition to these general doctoral requirements, each program has their own, additional requirements and processes. Visit each program’s page for more information.

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