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

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

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.


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

Professional Core
NRSG 5118Healthcare System and Professional Role Development3
NRSG 5121Epidemiology and Population Health3
Clinical Core
NRSG 5117Advanced Pharmacology2
NRSG 5126Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice3
NRSG 6115Health Assessment3
NRSG 6325Pharmacotherapeutics in Anesthesia and Critical Care Nursing2
or NRSG 6222 Pharmacology of Adults and Older Adults
Acute-Care Theory
NRSG 6220Nursing Management: Acute Episodic Illness3
NRSG 6221Nursing Management: Critical and Chronic Illness3
NRSG 6241Acute-Care Concepts in Nursing Practice3
Acute-Care Practicum
NRSG 6420Adult-Gerontology Acute-Care Nursing Practicum 12
NRSG 6421Adult-Gerontology Acute-Care Nursing Practicum 24
NRSG 6422Adult-Gerontology Acute-Care Nursing Practicum 34
Research Core
NRSG 7105Translating Research Evidence into Practice3
NRSG 7110Evidence-Based Practice Research Application2
Complete 3 semester hours in the following subject area:3

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

43 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required