Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)

Combining classroom and clinical experiences, you will be prepared to practice advanced nursing roles to advance your career in the health care field.You'll also be able to incorporate a variety of theories from nursing into adult-gerontological nursing practice and management roles, as well as analyze social issues related to the Health Care Delivery System and Advanced Nursing Practice.

What You'll Study

Combining classroom and clinical experiences, you will be prepared to practice advanced nursing roles to advance your career in the health care field.

You'll also be able to incorporate a variety of theories from nursing into adult-gerontological nursing practice and management roles, as well as analyze social issues related to the Health Care Delivery System and Advanced Nursing Practice.

Program Outcomes
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YSU Offers

  • Accredited AGACNP program…
  • Mentorship and advising from nationally certified acute care nurse practitioners from the Youngstown area.
  • Full- and part-time academic plans
  • Part on site and part online courses
  • Fall and Spring semester start dates

Degree

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)

    Description

    The primary goal of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specialty is to prepare graduates to provide advanced nursing care to patients with complex acute, and chronic health conditions. The AG-ACNP practices in any setting in which patient care requirements include complex monitoring and therapies. Coursework, clinical experience, and research utilization provide students with the knowledge, values and skills necessary for advanced practice nursing roles.

    In order to be eligible for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification, students must have one year of full-time work experience in an acute care setting prior to beginning the clinical courses.

    Graduates of the program are eligible for certification through either the ANCC or AACN examinations for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP

    Admissions Criteria

    • Baccalaureate in Nursing from an accredited college/university
    • Regular admission requires an un-recalculated cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of at least 3.0 ( on a 4.0 scale)
    • Satisfactory completion of undergraduate courses in health assessment, statistics, and research methods
    • Current Ohio Registered Nurse Licensure or eligibility for Ohio Licensure as a registered nurse
    • Current CPR and ACLS certification is required.
    • Current immunization record, drug screening and BCI criminal background checks are to be maintained while in the program
    • Minimum of one year of critical care or intermediate care experience
    • Official transcripts from each college or institution of higher education attended (other than YSU), submitted to the YSU Graduate School
    • Letter of intent. No more than 300 words, describing goals for MSN in AG-ACNP
    • Three satisfactory letters of reference: one from a faculty member, an employer, and a colleague/peer.
    • Resume or curriculum vita ( including education, work and/or research experience, publications, certifications, licenses, grants, professional affiliations, awards, honors, presentations, and/or courses taught.
    • Students not meeting regular admission requirements may be provisionally admitted. See the Graduate Bulletin under Provisional Admission

    Course Listing

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) - Post Master's Certificate

    We also offer an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner post-master's certificate for nurses who already hold a Master's degree or higher in nursing.

    Description

    The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner graduate certificate provides registered nurses who already have a graduate nursing degree the additional specialized knowledge, clinical experience and instruction to procedures to prepare them for the adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner role. The certificate meets the educational requirements for national certification examination.

    Admission Requirements

    • Baccalaureate in Nursing from an accredited college/university
    • Current Ohio Registered Nurse Licensure or eligibility for Ohio Licensure as a registered nurse
    • Current CPR and ACLS certification is required.
    • Current immunization record, drug screening and BCI criminal background checks are to be maintained while in the program
    • Minimum of one year of critical care or intermediate care experience
    • Official transcripts from each college or institution of higher education attended (other than YSU), submitted to the YSU Graduate School
    • Letter of intent. No more than 300 words, describing goals for MSN in AG-ACNP
    • Three satisfactory letters of reference: one from a faculty member, an employer, and a colleague/peer.
    • Resume or curriculum vita ( including education, work and/or research experience, publications, certifications, licenses, grants, professional affiliations, awards, honors, presentations, and/or courses taught.
    • Transcript(s) of all previous graduate coursework
      • Transcript(s) must indicate completion of graduate-level courses in advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology and advanced health assessment, with a minimum B grade earned in each course. Applicants who do not meet the grade requirement for advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology and advanced health assessment may be considered for a conditional admission.
      • For applicants who have not practiced as an advanced practice registered nurse within the two-year period preceding application to the certificate, completion of graduate-level courses in advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology and advanced health assessment must not be greater than five years old at the time of the student's first semester of course registration in the certificate.
    • Graduate Bulletin under Provisional Admission
    • Students not meeting regular admission requirements may be provisionally admitted. See the Graduate Bulletin under Provisional Admission

    Course Listing

Internships and Jobs

OUR GRADUATES WORK FOR:
  •  Mercy Health
  •  Youngstown State University
  •  Cleveland Clinic
  •  Mercy College of Ohio