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Drexel University – Online MSN Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program2018-09-25T17:14:36+00:00

Drexel University – Online MSN Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program

Program Overview

According to Drexel University:

“The accredited online MSN Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program is designed to train nurse practitioners in the management of acute and critically ill patients with complex chronic medical conditions. This specialized MSN is conducted by Drexel University’s nationally ranked College of Nursing and Health Professionals and provides the knowledge and skills needed to meet the specialized needs of this patient base. Acute Care Nurse Practitioners are primarily employed in hospital settings including hospitalist roles, intensive care units and specialty medical and surgical practices. The program places a special emphasis on diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision-making, and is designed to prepare acute care nurses for roles as clinicians, educators, researchers, and leaders in multi-disciplinary healthcare environments.”

At a Glance


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The master’s degree in nursing at Drexel University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Practicum, internship and/or on-campus intensive

This program includes multiple on-campus visits that are essential for transition into the NP role. Students participate in the following mandatory On-Campus Intensives:

  • 2nd Year, Summer Term – First clinical course (2-3 days)
  • 3rd Year, Fall Term – Second clinical course (2-3 days)
  • 3rd Year, Spring Term – Fourth clinical course (2-3 days)

Time to complete

Three (3) years

Admissions requirements                 

According to Drexel University, to be eligible for admission to the AG-ACNP program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from program fully accredited by National League of Nursing (NLN) and/or American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN.)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above from your BSN.
  • Two years of current bedside acute care nursing experience is required. Critical care experience is preferred. Examples of the recommended nursing experience include, but are not limited to: ICU, CCU, ER, trauma and high acuity step down units.
  • A current, unrestricted United States RN license.
  • A completed application.
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended.
  • Two professional letters of recommendation from either previous or immediate supervisors or former nursing faculty members who can attest to your clinical knowledge, skill and potential aptitude for graduate study.
  • Personal statement (under 1,000 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of why you are choosing this particular program of study, your plans upon completion of the graduate degree, and how your current work experience will enhance your experience in this MSN program.
  • Resume including specific details of your responsibilities and job experiences
  • A copy of your United States RN license (License verification from your nursing license registry website is acceptable).
  • Additional requirements for International Students.