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University of Texas Medical Branch – Online Master of Science in Nursing – AG-ACNP2018-09-25T17:10:38+00:00

University of Texas Medical Branch – Online Master of Science in Nursing – AG-ACNP

Program Overview

According to the University of Texas Medical Branch:

“The AGACNP track is a master’s degree program that prepares the graduate for practice in an acute care setting providing care for patients from young adults through geriatrics. The AGACNP will be prepared to provide care to patients who are physiologically unstable, at high risk for complications, and who may be dependent on technology. Practice settings span the continuum of acute care services. All courses will be offered online and require minimal visits to the Galveston campus. These visits will involve selected clinical experiences and evaluations.”

 

At a Glance

URL

https://nursing.utmb.edu/future-students/academic-programs/msn-program/adult-gerontology-acute-care-nurse-practitioner-track/

Total credit hours

49 credit hours

Tuition per credit                 

Tuition and fees

Practicum, internship and/or on-campus requirement

All courses will be offered online and require minimal visits to the Galveston campus. These visits will involve selected clinical experiences and evaluations. Applicants may need to complete clinical rotations in Texas so may need a Texas license or be part of a compact state.

Accreditation

The DNP program is currently accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through 2024.

Full-time/part-time/accelerated

Full-time/part-time

Admission requirements

According to the University of Texas Medical Branch, requirements for admission to the MSN program include:

  • A Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from a nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or other nationally-recognized nursing education accrediting body. Applicants who have a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a non-accredited program will be considered individually.
  • One (1) letter of reference is significant and taken into consideration by the admissions committee. The letter should be written by your clinical manager or other authority, and speak to your commitment to the discovery of new knowledge, your current knowledge in a clinical area, and your dedication to the profession.
  • Complete the Personal Statement section of the NCAS application. Please include your full name and limit the statement to 700 words. Information that needs to be addressed includes:
    • Rationale for choice of profession and career goals
    • Discussion of health-related experience, both work and volunteer
    • Personal strengths and weaknesses
  • Current (active), valid, unencumbered license or multi-state privilege to practice as a registered nurse in the state(s) in which the student participates in any clinical learning experiences.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all college work and a 3.0 for all upper division courses.
  • A minimum of one year of recent experience as a registered nurse in an Acute Care, ED, or ICU environment is required.