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University of South Alabama – Online Master of Science in Nursing – AG-ACNP Program2018-09-25T17:19:04+00:00

University of South Alabama – Online Master of Science in Nursing – AG-ACNP Program

Program Overview

According to the University of South Alabama:

The MSN program prepares graduates for advanced nursing practice and for doctoral study. Graduates of the program are able to synthesize and apply advanced knowledge, theories, and research to a specialized area of nursing practice and function as leaders in practice to contribute to the advancement of the nursing profession. A common core of courses are offered online including concepts, theory, research, and issues related to advanced nursing practice. Graduates who complete the Adult-Gerontology ACNP program meet educational eligibility for national certification through the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

At a Glance

Total credit hours 45-47
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
Accreditation The master’s degree program in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Practicum, internship and/or on-campus intensive Students in the online track will be required to attend an orientation session on campus in the Fall when the AHN specialty courses begin. In addition, the students may be required to return to campus following semesters during their specialty courses and the last semester (internship) for a final exam and presentations. Details will be announced as the semesters approach.
Time to complete Three (3) years
Admission requirements According to the University of South Alabama, to be eligible for admission to the AG-ACNP program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States of America.
  2. Current registered nurse licensure with no restrictions. Nurses with any restrictions on their license, including participation in a voluntary disciplinary alternative program, cannot be admitted.
  3. Completion of primary and supplemental applications.
  4. Two years of nursing experience in an area appropriate to designated specialty track prior to enrolling in nurse practitioner clinical courses.
  5. Applicant must be in good standing with all academic institutions/nursing programs that they have attended in order to be admitted to any MSN program.
  6. All transcripts from USA and Canada must be sent directly from the institution to NursingCAS.
  7. All other foreign transcripts must be evaluated by Educational Credential Evaluators.