Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) 

Program Overview 

The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) specialization of Nursing@Georgetown’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares registered nurses who currently hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing for leadership roles in acute and complex care settings. AG-ACNPs with doctoral training guide health care organizations and teams in implementing evidence-based care informed by the most up-to-date scientific research and clinical best practices. 

The AG-ACNP specialization gives students the knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to manage critical issues related to patient safety and quality of care. Furthermore, they are empowered to not only mitigate urgent medical concerns but also to develop policies and procedures that prevent moderate concerns from escalating to crisis level. Through course work in ethics, epidemiology, biostatistics, and economics, graduates become versatile nurse practitioners who skillfully manage teams providing care for aging and adult populations.

AG-ACNP Curriculum

By combining advanced nursing science with principles of organizational leadership and ethics, the AG-ACNP curriculum will position you to practice at the highest level of your specialty.

Offered on a full-time basis, the AG-ACNP specialization includes:

  • 69 credits
  • Eight 15-week terms
  • 1,000 clinical hours (700 AG-ACNP, 300 DNP)
  • Three on-campus intensives

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Board Certification and Licensure

As a graduate of Nursing@Georgetown’s AG-ACNP specialization of the DNP program, you will be prepared to sit for the Adult Gerontology ACNP exam for board certification and credentialing offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).

You must also meet state requirements (including criminal history, mental or physical disability, and disciplinary action) to obtain licensure. 

Take the Next Step

If you are ready to advance your nursing career with the online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Georgetown University, request more information about Nursing@Georgetown today.

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