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.

Please note: this program requires students to attend sessions on campus, beginning in the first semester. While the program includes some online course flexibility, not all coursework is offered online.

Certification & Career

Graduates of this major meet criteria to take certification exams for AGAC NP. The market for these advanced practice nurses continues to expand because of the aging population, changes that limit the hours of medical residents and the need for specialty care providers. Often, students are hired in an area in which they completed practicum experience.

Aspiring nurse practitioners who want to work in non-acute care settings should instead expore the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care specialty.

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