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 with a specialization in Nursing. Students may pursue either full-time or part-time study. Nurses who possess an MS 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 5118Healthcare System and Professional Role Development3
NRSG 5121Epidemiology and Population Health3
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
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
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