Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Apply advanced clinical assessment and management skills to complex health problems

Care for acutely ill patients, ages 13 and up, in a variety of setting such as acute care facilities, specialty practice offices and skilled care. The program prepares the student to apply advanced clinical assessment skills to complex health problems commonly encountered among ill adults and older adults in the acute care setting. Graduates will be academically eligible to take the national certification examination for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP).  

 

 

What degree is right for me?

Post-Master's Certificate MSN Post-BSN DNP*

Credits: 12-30


MSN required


Offered at the Milwaukee campus and Indianapolis location

Credits: 42


BSN required


Offered at the Milwaukee campus and Indianapolis location 

Credits: 69


BSN required


Milwaukee campus


Capstone required

*Post-MSN DNP tracks also offered. 

All programs have rolling admission.

2019-20 Tuition Cost Per Credit: $1,170.00


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These programs are generally completed on a part-time basis (3-6 credits per term) while students are working. Personalized plans of study are created collaboratively by each student and their adviser in order to create a manageable and flexible schedule. 

Post-Master's Certificate Courses- 12-30 Credits

Post-Master's certificates may require 12-30 credits, depending on academic background. 

Specialty Courses- 21 Credits

NURS 6037   Management of Episodic Health Problems

NURS 6240   Complex Health Problems

NURS 6335   Differential Diagnosis and Advanced Skills for the Acutely Ill Adult

NURS 6340   Complex Acute Care Problems

NURS 6351   Advanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Adult-Gerontology 1 Clinical

NURS 6352   Advanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Adult-Gerontology 2 Clinical

NURS 6353   Advanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Adult-Gerontology 3 Clinical

 

Foundation Courses – 9 Credits

NURS 6030   Pathophysiological Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice

NURS 6032   Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice

NURS 6035   Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

 

Graduate Bulletin

MSN Courses- 42 Credits

Specialty Courses- 21 Credits

NURS 6037   Management of Episodic Health Problems

NURS 6240   Complex Health Problems

NURS 6335   Differential Diagnosis and Advanced Skills for the Acutely Ill Adult

NURS 6340   Complex Acute Care Problems

NURS 6351   Advanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Adult-Gerontology 1 Clinical

NURS 6352   Advanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Adult-Gerontology 2 Clinical

NURS 6353   Advanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Adult-Gerontology 3 Clinical

 

Core Courses – 12 Credits

NURS 6000   Theoretical Foundations of Nursing

NURS 6007   Ethics, Policy, and Health Care Advocacy

NURS 6009   Organizational and Systems Leadership

NURS 6010   Research & Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing

 

Foundation Courses – 9 Credits

NURS 6030   Pathophysiological Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice

NURS 6032   Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice

NURS 6035   Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

 

Graduate Bulletin

DNP Courses- 69 Credits

Specialty Courses- 21 Credits

NURS 6037   Management of Episodic Health Problems

NURS 6240   Complex Health Problems

NURS 6335   Differential Diagnosis and Advanced Skills for the Acutely Ill Adult

NURS 6340   Complex Acute Care Problems

NURS 6351   Advanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Adult-Gerontology 1 Clinical

NURS 6352   Advanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Adult-Gerontology 2 Clinical

NURS 6353   Advanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Adult-Gerontology 3 Clinical

 

Core Courses – 12 Credits

NURS 6000   Theoretical Foundations of Nursing

NURS 6007   Ethics, Policy, and Health Care Advocacy

NURS 6009   Organizational and Systems Leadership

NURS 6010   Research & Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing

 

Foundation Courses – 9 Credits

NURS 6030   Pathophysiological Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice

NURS 6032   Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice

NURS 6035   Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

 

DNP Core Courses - 27 Credits

HEAL 6825  Quality & Patient Safety in Health Care

HEAL 6835  Health Care Informatics, Technology and Professional Issues

HEAL 7010  Translational Research

HEAL 7012  Epidemiology

HEAL 8015  Applied Statistics for Health Sciences

NURS 6746 Professional Issues in APN/DNP Practice

NURS 7981 Residency for DNP with Acutely Ill Adults

NURS 7996 Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone 1

NURS 7997 Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone 2 

Graduate Bulletin

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(Graduates of Marquette's Direct Entry MSN apply here)

Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges/universities.

  • Three completed recommendation letters prepared by previous or present employers and teachers familiar with graduate education in nursing. (Post-master's certificate requires only one completed recommendation.)
  • A resume and written statement of professional goals, including reasons for pursuing graduate study.
  • GRE scores (general test only). Waived if undergraduate (or if applicant has already earned bachelor's or master's degree) GPA is 3.200 or above. Use DI Code 0093 for submitting GRE scores.
  • International applicants only: TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.
  • All applicants must be registered in the United States as a professional nurse. Graduates of nursing schools in foreign countries must successfully complete the certification program administered by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools and must be licensed in Wisconsin.
  • One year of practice in an acute care setting is required for acute care students prior to beginning clinical practicum course work.

Debra Casper MSN, CCRN, ACNP-BC (Option Coordinator)

Felisa Antonchorgy, MSN, ACNP-BC

Jennifer Bauman, MSN, CCRN, AGACNP-BC

Jessica Leiberg, DNP, ACNP-BC, CNP

Mary Stauber, DNP, ANP-BC, ACNP-BC

Amy Steffy, MSN, ANP-BC, ACNP-BC

Stephanie Strouse, MSN, RN, ACNP-AG

Lauren Tyler MSN, ACNP-BC

For a comprehensive listing of merit-based aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships), visit the departmental financial aid webpage. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.

Tuition information for the Master of Science in Nursing — Second Degree Direct Entry for Non-Nurses program can be found in the Graduate Bulletin, as it differs from other graduate programs.

 

Graduate Program Recruiter

Lizzie Kerrick

phone: (414) 288-4792

email: elizabeth.kerrick@marquette.edu