Adult-Gerontology Acute Care

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program prepares students to treat patients 13 and older for brief, but severe, episodes of illness, injury, or trauma in hospitals, ambulatory care facilities or short-term stay settings.

Certification & Career

Graduates of this major meet requirements to sit for certification exams for the adult-gerontology acute care specialty, and typically work in neurology, cardiology, surgery, oncology, pain management, trauma, orthopedics, radiology, nephrology, pulmonology, hospitalist service or emergency settings.

The job market for adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioners (AGAC-NP) continues to expand. Many hospitals and physician groups hire AGAC-NPs to help provide care to patients.  

Clinical Hours

Clinical placements are determined by students'€™ areas of interest and career goals. Practical experience may be completed in most geographical locations, based on the ability to meet course objectives and state licensure requirements.


The plan of study for the program is determined when nurses are accepted and matriculate into the program. Plans are based on previous master's coursework.

For courses that could be required, view the master's in adult-gerontology acute care curriculum.

The program has face-to-face (on campus) requirements beginning in the first semester and includes some online course flexibility throughout program, depending on students' individualized plan of study, based on prior graduate coursework.


If you have specific questions about the program, contact the Office of Student Recruitment at 513-558-8400 or