Master of Science in Nursing: Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

General Information for AGACNP

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program requires students to complete 43 hours of graduate coursework. This advanced practice program prepares nurses to provide care to a broad population base (young adult to geriatric populations) in a variety of acute/sub-acute care settings. The curriculum content focuses on health promotion, health maintenance, differential diagnosis, disease management, and the use and prescription of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions. Learning activities are designed to promote the transference of Lean Management skills and Six Sigma principles into the advanced practice nursing and healthcare environment. Graduates will possess the skills to provide advanced nursing care for the adult patient in acute healthcare environments including emergency rooms, intensive care units, trauma units, and in advanced diagnostic areas.

Graduates have secured positions in the following areas:

  • Infectious Disease
  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Palliative Care
  • Pain Management
  • Trauma
  • Internal and Hospital Medicine
Of all the students who graduated in May 2019 and have taken the certifcation exam, 100% have passed on the first attempt and over 50% have secured jobs as nurse practioners. 
One graduate is now enrolled in a Doctor of Nursing Practice/Certified Nurse Anesthetist Program (DNP/CRNA).

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The Master of Science in Nursing program at Middle Georgia State University is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
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The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Master of Science in Nursing program is Initial Accreditation.

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