Nursing—Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care, CAGS

The adult-gerontology acute-care nurse practitioner program is designed to prepare nurses for advanced-practice roles as clinical experts, managers, educators, and consultants. The program offers advanced study with a major focus on clinical experience and culminates with the Master of Science with a specialization in Nursing. Students may pursue either full-time or part-time study. Nurses who possess a Master of Science are eligible for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in this specialization.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Core Requirements 

A grade of B or higher is required in each course.

NRSG 6220Nursing Management: Acute Episodic Illness3
NRSG 6221Nursing Management: Critical and Chronic Illness3
NRSG 6241Acute-Care Concepts in Nursing Practice3
NRSG 6420Adult-Gerontology Acute-Care Nursing Practicum 12
NRSG 6421Adult-Gerontology Acute-Care Nursing Practicum 24
NRSG 6422Adult-Gerontology Acute-Care Nursing Practicum 34


Complete 5 semester hours in the following subject area:5

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

24 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required