Nursing

Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

DNP

Why study Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner?

The Doctor of Nursing Practice in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program prepares students at the highest level of nursing practice to provide advanced care for adolescents, older adults and the frail elderly with acute, short-term illness; exacerbated chronic illness; or terminal disease.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited nursing school and at least one year of work experience in the acute-care setting as a registered nurse. For more details, visit Admissions.

Graduates of this specialty meet educational requirements to take exams for national certification. Certified Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (AG ACNPs) provide services ranging from disease prevention to critical care to stabilize a patient’s condition, prevent complications, restore health or offer palliative care. AG ACNPs also coordinate comprehensive care in and across health care settings to ensure patients’ needs are met during care transitions. Many AG ACNPs work in hospitals, ambulatory care facilities or short-term stay settings.

Application Deadlines

For application deadlines, visit Admissions.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The College of Nursing's Doctor of Nursing Practice programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Contact Information

Graduate Programs
3110 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0038
(513) 558-8400
nursingbearcats@uc.edu

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Program Code: 29DOC-AGAC-DNP