Expand your patient populations into adults and gerontology.
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (AGACNPs) practices in any setting in which patient care requirements include: complex monitoring and therapies, high-intensity nursing intervention, or continuous nursing vigilance within the range of high-acuity care. Throughout the AGACNP degree program, your coursework, clinical experience, and research utilization will provide you with the knowledge, values, and skills necessary for advanced-practice nursing roles.
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Careers: MSN Track: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
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Admission Requirements: MSN Track: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Students applying for admission to the AGACNP program must meet both the general requirements for admission to all graduate programs and the specific requirements of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner degree program of study. For the MSN program, admission requirements are as follows:
General Admission Requirements
- Application for Graduate Studies, including an essay of 500–1,000 words. Application may be submitted at ursuline.edu/apply.
- Non-refundable $25 application fee.
- All official transcript(s) for baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and any additional undergraduate or graduate academic coursework whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript, including one that verifies completion of an accredited baccalaureate program in nursing. Transcript(s) must be forwarded to the Office of Graduate Admission directly by the issuing institution.
- Evidence of ability to do graduate work as indicated by a recommended 3.0 GPA shown on the applicant’s transcript(s).
- Three recommendations utilizing the required recommendation form. Recommendations should be written by appropriate professionals attesting to the suitability of the applicant for graduate work in the particular field. Preferred references include: one from a previous instructor, one from an advanced practice nurse and one from a work supervisor.
AGACNP Program-Specific Admission Requirements
- Current, unencumbered Ohio Registered Nurse license.
- A current resume reflecting a minimum of one year of work experience as a registered nurse. Nursing experience must be within the past two years.
MSN Program Application Deadline
Applicants are urged to initiate formal application as far as possible in advance of the semester or term in which they plan to enroll. Master's nurse practitioner courses begin in the fall and spring semesters. Post-master’s classes start every semester.