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University of South Carolina – Online Master of Science in Nursing – AG-ACNP2018-09-25T16:44:16+00:00

University of South Carolina:
Online MSN – AG-ACNP

Program Overview

According to the University of South Carolina:

“The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program prepares the nurse to provide health care services to acutely ill adults and gerontology patients with complex health problems.”

At a Glance

Total credit hours 40-43 credit hours
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
Practicum, internship and/or on-campus intensive Two (2) on-campus immersions
Accreditation The master’s degree in nursing at The University of South Carolina is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Full-time/part-time/accelerated Full-time/part-time
Time to complete Students enrolled full-time at an accelerated pace can graduate in as little as two years.
Admission requirements According to University of South Carolina, criteria for admission for the AG-ACNP program include

  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing from a nationally accredited
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (official transcripts for all nursing coursework required). Applicants who attended a BSN program that issued pass or fail grades for all classes will not be considered competitive applicants.
  • Science grades will be strongly considered (g., Human Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Pathology).
  • Must have a minimum of 600 hours of experience as a Registered Nurse within the past 2 years in an acute care setting (ICU, Med-Surg, and Emergency Department). Submit verification of work hours. This must be completed and submitted on the University of South Carolina College of Nursing Form.
  • Submit a personal statement: Describe the role and scope of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP). Describe how this program will advance your professional goals.
  • Current CV or Resume (In addition to your education and professional experiences, include any certifications, leadership experiences, experiences with diverse or underserved population, paid or volunteer healthcare )
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation that attest to the applicant’s academic ability, professional competence and personal character. These letters must be from a master’s or doctorally prepared healthcare professional.
  • Copy of unencumbered RN license. The license must be active in the state that the clinical experience will occur.
  • Current BLS and ACLS certification.
  • GRE not required.