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Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (AG-ACNP) care for acutely ill patients in acute care settings, emergency rooms and trauma units.


Nurse Practitioner Online Information Session

Wed., February 10 at 7:00 p.m. EST


Program Overview

Students in the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program are prepared to manage patients in the acute care and outpatient specialty healthcare settings. This is a 44-credit program that includes 650 clinical hours.

Nurse Practitioner Acute Care Track

General Core Courses
NURS 502 Epidemiology and Bioinformatics
NURS 504 Policy, Quality, and Safety in Health Care
NURS 506 Nursing Role Theory and Evidence-Based Practice
NURS 536 Law, Regulations, and Ethics in Health Care

Direct Care Core Courses
NURS 530 Advanced Pathophysiology
NURS 532 Advanced Pharmacology
NURS 534 Advanced Health and Physical Assessment
NURS 507.1 Nurse Practitioner Roles and Responsibilities 

Acute Care Clinical Year
NURS 710 Care of Younger Adults, Acute Care Theory and  Practicum
(includes 200 practicum hours with adults in internal/hospital medicine)
NURS 711 Care of Older Adults, Acute Care Theory and Practicum
(includes 200 practicum hours with adults in critical care settings)
NURS 712 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Capstone, Seminar and Internship 
(includes 100 hours in a specialty, 150 hours internal medicine)

  • Satisfactory completion of an accredited BSN program with at least 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Submission of official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended
  • An RN license in PA is required for admission. Additional RN license in NJ is required before students enter the clinical year.
  • Completion of a statistics course at an undergraduate or graduate level with a grade of C or better
  • Two professional references, one from a supervisor
  • Written statement of professional goals with reasons for pursuing graduate study to become an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Professional resume or curriculum vitae
  • Interview with Program Admissions Committee

Spring Deadline: October 19  |  Fall Deadline: April 15

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at Moravian University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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