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M.S.N.: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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The Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Practioner (MSN) provides registered nurses (RN) with the skills to assume leadership roles in their respective organizations. Our nurse practitioner (NP) program prepares RNs to sit for the concentration certification exam.

An adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner (AGACNP) concentration offers you the opportunity to work with adult patients who suffer from critical and chronic illnesses.

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The Rowan University Master of Science in Nursing is a part-time program offered in a hybrid format with a combination of fully online courses, face to face classes, and clinical experiences. At the completion of the MSN the graduate will have completed a minimum of 600 clinical hours in the area of the Nurse Practioner track.

All applicants to the Master of Science in Nursing program will complete seven core graduate level courses. Admission to the concentration will only occur after application review by the coordinator. Students interested in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) concentration are required to have current Acute Care experience of two years or more to be considered. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all Master of Science in Nursing core courses in order to be considered by the Department of Nursing to move into the Nurse Practitioner Concentration Track.

The following courses make up the M.S. in Nursing: Nurse Practitioner program.

  • 15-18 Courses / 44-53 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: Yes
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: Yes
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 22 S.H.
NURS 05504 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NURS 05505 Advanced Pharmacology 3
NURS 05503 Advanced Nursing Research 4
NURS 05501 Advanced Health Assessment 3
NURS 05500 Integrated Information Technology In Health Care 3
NURS 05507 Leadership & Care Delivery Environment 3
NURS 05508 Special Issues & Trends In Nursing 3
Nurse Practitioner Core Courses: 4 S.H.
NURS 05516 Epidemiology Health Promotion & Disease Management 2
NURS 05517 Nurse Practitioner Role: History, Practice Regulations, Reimbursement and Ethics 2
Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: 18 S.H.
NURS 05538 Adult Acute and Chronic Disease Management (Theory) 3
NURS 05533 AGACNP Adult Medicine Clinical I (200 hours) 3
NURS 05534 Evidence Based Clinical for Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner I 3
NURS 05535 AGACNP Adult Medicine Clinical II (200 hours) 3
NURS 05536 Evidence Based Clinical for Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner II 3
NURS 05537 AGACNP Adult Medical Clinical III (200 hours) 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • Completed foundation courses

    • Comprehensive Health Assessment and Research Applications in Nursing Practice. (the MSN Academic Advisor will determine foundation course equivalencies)
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) in Nursing from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Current professional resume
  • Copy of valid CPR card (must be updated every two years and sent the Department of Nursing)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum grade of "C" or better in all nursing subject area courses
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned; presented in a sealed official envelope)
  • Proof of current (U.S), valid RN license (must maintain active New Jersey RN license the duration of the program)
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional sources
  • Individual Professional Malpractice Insurance (required at time of application and must be maintained the duration of the program)
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Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Career Outlook

The need for medical expertise in acute geriatric care continues to rise throughout our communities. AGANCPs are in-demand in a variety of facilities, including hospitals, intensive care units, trauma units, emergency departments, and long term care facilities with dedicated wings for acute patient care. 


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