Specialize as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Georgetown University’s Online MS in Nursing Program


Provide Complex Care for Acute Adult Patients

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies’ (NHS) online Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) program prepares you for clinical practice providing holistic care for adult and geriatric patients. You will be empowered to alleviate patient and family suffering and facilitate ethical decision-making in complex care settings.

AG-ACNP Curriculum at a Glance

40 credits | 3 on-campus intensives | 600–700 clinical hours | 23 months to complete
40 credits

3 on-campus intensives

600–700 clinical hours

23 months to complete

The Georgetown University Experience — Delivered Online

In the AG-ACNP program, you will:

Grow as a practitioner under the attentive guidance of NHS faculty, who are fellows, active clinicians, and leaders in adult critical care.

Develop specialized skills in HD-streaming, live online classes, informed by interactive content such as a 3D anatomy tool.

Practice clinical techniques, including central line insertion, at on-campus intensives with standardized patients and genitourinary teaching associates (GUTA).

Treat adult and geriatric patients during clinical placements at sites that meet Georgetown University standards.


Prepare to Become Board Certified Through the ANCC and AACN

AG-ACNP graduates are eligible to sit for certification exams offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).

The following reflects first-time certification rates of MS in Nursing students who graduated in 2018:1

98.04%
ANCC Certification Rate

100%
AACN Certification Rate

 

 

1 The national average certification rate in 2018 was 89.53% for the ANCC exam and 80.4% for the AACN exam.