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Walden University – Online MSN – Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Specialization2018-09-25T17:21:37+00:00

Walden University – Online MSN – Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Specialization

Program Overview

According to Walden University:

“In this specialization, you can gain the knowledge and clinical skills to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care to individuals 13 years or older with complex acute and chronic medical conditions. Coursework focuses on building your core competencies as a nurse practitioner while preparing you to work at an advanced level of practice within hospital emergency departments, intensive care units, trauma centers, specialty medicine areas, and other high-acuity environments. The Adult/Gerontology Acute Care specialization allows for more personalized attention and support throughout the program and practicum. Walden practicum coordinators are available to assist you in meeting your practicum requirements.”

At a Glance

Total credit hours 56+ (depending on track)
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
Accreditation This program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Practicum, internship and/or on-campus intensive MSN students in the AGNP, AG-ACNP, and FNP specializations must complete four, 12-week courses that will include both didactic and practicum requirements and complete a minimum of 576 hours of supervised practicum experience (144 hours per course).
  • BSN to MSN Track: The BSN Track is for registered nurses who already hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Students who enter the program with a BSN will complete the following core curriculum and then advance to the courses in the Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specialization.
  • RN to MSN Track: The RN Track is for registered nurses who hold a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or bachelor’s degree (other than BSN). This track requires that you fulfill general education requirements. Once you meet these requirements, you can begin the foundations courses for the MSN.
  • RN to BSN to MSN Track: The RN-BSN-MSN track is for registered nurses who hold a hospital diploma or associate degree in nursing and would like to obtain their bachelor’s degree while working toward their Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). With this accelerated program of study, you can earn both your bachelor’s and your master’s degrees in less time and at a lower cost than if you earned each degree separately.
Time to complete 27-39 months, depending on track
Admission requirements According to Walden University, to be eligible for admission to the AG-ACNP program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • A work experience form demonstrating two years of full-time or part-time nursing work experience employed as an RN.
  • The clinical site identification form with:
    • A statement of understanding of the MSN NP practicum requirements.
    • Identification of potential clinical sites in applicant’s local area for each of the four practicum requirements.
  • Additional Walden admission criteria required. Contact an enrollment advisor for more details.