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Boise State University – Online Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Master of Nursing Program2018-09-25T17:15:40+00:00

Boise State University – Online Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Master of Nursing Program

Program Overview

According to Boise State University:

The Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Master of Nursing program at Boise State prepares you to serve adult patients (from age 12 to end-of-life) as a nurse practitioner with a specialization in either acute care or primary care. Career opportunities include positions at community health centers, private practice offices, long-term health facilities, hospice centers, correctional facilities, intensive care units, emergency departments, surgical units, and more.

At a Glance

URL https://hs.boisestate.edu/agnp/
Total credit hours 50
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
Accreditation The Master of Nursing program at at Boise State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Practicum, internship and/or on-campus intensive
  • Three on-campus summer intensives (7-10 days)
  • Four clinical rotations
  • 700 clinical hours
Concentrations Two specialty tracks:

  • AGNP-Acute Care Masters of Nursing
  • AGNP-Primary Care Masters of Nursing
Admission requirements According to Boise State University, to be eligible for admission to the AGNP program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

Acute Care specialization: Applicants are required to have one year of direct patient care experience in an ICU/CCU, Emergency Room or similar critical care environment/department with the patient population of interest (adult/gerontology). Waiver of this requirement is reviewed on an individual case basis.

Primary Care specialization: Preference is given to applicants with a minimum of one year of work experience as a registered nurse, performing direct patient care related to the adult population.

In addition to the direct care experience listed above, all applicants must possess the following:

  • A baccalaureate degree in nursing from a CCNE or ACEN (formerly NLNAC) accredited nursing program.
  • Written and spoken English proficiency (mandatory).
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), computed using upper-division credits from the last half of undergraduate nursing courses.
  • If applicable, a 3.0 GPA in previous graduate program courses (on a 4.0 scale).
  • An undergraduate statistics course with a grade of “C” or better. If this course was completed 5 or more years prior to admission, applicants are highly encouraged to update their knowledge of statistical course content prior to entry into the AGNP program.
  • An undergraduate research course with a grade of “C” or better. If this course was completed 5 or more years prior to admission, applicants are highly encouraged to update their research skills prior to entry into the AGNP program.
  • The ability to meet the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) functional abilities essential for nursing practice, including:
    • Ability to see, hear, and touch, smell and distinguish colors.
    • Oral and writing ability with accuracy, clarity and efficiency.
    • Manual dexterity, gross and fine movements.
    • Ability to learn, think critically, analyze, assess, solve problems, and reach judgments.
    • Emotional stability and ability to accept responsibility and accountability.

Residency Requirements: The AGNP program is available to nurses currently practicing in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.