Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – Indianapolis Program Site

Marquette University College of Nursing has developed the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) program for working RNs to pursue a master of science in nursing and specialize in adult-gerontology acute care. The 42-credit curriculum incorporates online course work with an in-hospital preceptorship through St. Vincent in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Admissions for the AGACNP program in Indianapolis follow a biennial cohort model, with new cohorts beginning in the Fall of odd years.  Applications for each cohort open on August 1 of even years. Program offering is contingent on sufficient cohort admission.

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  • Admission Requirements
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  • The 42-credit ACNP curriculum is 28 months long and part time.
  • Advanced theoretical practice and course work is completed online.
  • 750 hours of clinical rotations will be completed at St. Vincent Indianapolis.
  • Upon program completion, students are eligible to sit for the Adult Gerontology ACNP certification exam.

The ACNP admission requirements comprise the following:

  • A bachelor of science in nursing from a regionally accredited, U.S.-based institution
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • A valid, unrestricted RN license
  • One year of experience caring for adults in an acute care setting
  • M.S.N. prerequisites completed with a grade of C or higher.
    • Statistics, including inferential analysis  3 credits**
    • Nursing Research  3 credits
    • Health Assessment  3 credits

** must be completed within five years of start date

To learn more about the program, visit the ACNP program site or contact an admissions adviser at (866) 891-8443.