Master of Science in Nursing – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner online

Learn to care for adults with complex and chronic conditions in high acuity and specialty areas.

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Program Overview

A snapshot of the online MSN AG-ACNP program.

$23,715* In-State Tuition
As few as 18 months Program Duration
45 Credit Hours
$23,715* In-State Tuition
As few as 18 months Program Duration
45 Credit Hours

Prepare to provide comprehensive and holistic care to a culturally diverse, acutely and chronically ill population with the knowledge and skills you will gain in the Master of Science in Nursing – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner online program from YSU.

In this online MSN AG-ACNP program, you will learn clinical manifestations of and patient response to particular patient care challenges (pulmonary, cardiovascular, etc.) with an emphasis on physical assessment findings for determining diagnoses and planning patient care needs as well as health promotion and maintenance.

This accredited nursing program includes a supervised clinical practicum consisting of 540 hours in an acute care setting. Our MSN core curriculum features an integrated capstone course, along with studies of pathophysiology, diagnostics and technologies, pharmacology, and more.

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In this CCNE-accredited AG-ACNP online program, you will learn how to:

  • Provide direct acute care to the adult and older adult population within the healthcare delivery system
  • Incorporate a variety of theories from nursing and related fields into the acute care advanced nursing practice role
  • Analyze social issues related to the healthcare delivery system and advanced practice nursing
  • Synthesize theory and research from nursing and related disciplines for advanced nursing practice roles
  • Expand the knowledge of advanced nursing practice by identifying nursing research problems and contributing to research investigations
  • Provide direct acute care to the adult and older adult population within the healthcare delivery system
  • Incorporate a variety of theories from nursing and related fields into the acute care advanced nursing practice role
  • Analyze social issues related to the healthcare delivery system and advanced practice nursing
  • Synthesize theory and research from nursing and related disciplines for advanced nursing practice roles
  • Expand the knowledge of advanced nursing practice by identifying nursing research problems and contributing to research investigations
  • Provide direct acute care to the adult and older adult population within the healthcare delivery system
  • Incorporate a variety of theories from nursing and related fields into the acute care advanced nursing practice role
  • Analyze social issues related to the healthcare delivery system and advanced practice nursing
  • Synthesize theory and research from nursing and related disciplines for advanced nursing practice roles
  • Expand the knowledge of advanced nursing practice by identifying nursing research problems and contributing to research investigations

Graduate this AG-ACNP online program prepared to work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Intensive care units
  • Trauma units
  • Emergency departments
  • Various emergent care centers, acute care settings
  • Long-term care facilities

In this CCNE-accredited AG-ACNP online program, you will learn how to:

  • Provide direct acute care to the adult and older adult population within the healthcare delivery system
  • Incorporate a variety of theories from nursing and related fields into the acute care advanced nursing practice role
  • Analyze social issues related to the healthcare delivery system and advanced practice nursing
  • Synthesize theory and research from nursing and related disciplines for advanced nursing practice roles
  • Expand the knowledge of advanced nursing practice by identifying nursing research problems and contributing to research investigations
  • Provide direct acute care to the adult and older adult population within the healthcare delivery system
  • Incorporate a variety of theories from nursing and related fields into the acute care advanced nursing practice role
  • Analyze social issues related to the healthcare delivery system and advanced practice nursing
  • Synthesize theory and research from nursing and related disciplines for advanced nursing practice roles
  • Expand the knowledge of advanced nursing practice by identifying nursing research problems and contributing to research investigations
  • Hospitals
  • Intensive care units
  • Trauma units
  • Emergency departments
  • Various emergent care centers, acute care settings
  • Long-term care facilities

Have questions or need more information about our online programs?

Tuition

Find out how and when to pay your tuition.

YSU is committed to providing an outstanding education that is also affordable. Tuition is structured to give our in-state and out-of-state students the best value and flexibility.

Tuition breakdown:

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$527* Per Credit Hour
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$23,715* Total Tuition

*In-state tuition.

Note: No payment plans are available for accelerated online students.

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
In-State Out-of-State In-State Out-of-State In-State Out-of-State
MSN Adult Gero Acute Care NP $527 $532 $1,581 $1,596 $23,715 $23,940

Additional Fees

Application: $45 (waived if you are an active/veteran military member)

Technology: $12 per course

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. The first step in applying for financial aid is to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). YSU's Federal School Code is 003145.

Contact Us

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
1 Tressel Way
Meshel Hall, 203
Youngstown, OH 44555

Phone: 330-941-3505
Fax: 330.941.1659
Email: [email protected]

Calendar

YSU’s online MSN program dates and deadlines.

At YSU, we offer multiple start dates throughout the year so you never have to wait long to get started on your online degree program. The chart below shows upcoming start dates, along with important deadlines, such as when your application should be submitted and when payments are due.

Next Start & Application Due Dates:

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8/5/24 Next Application Deadline
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8/26/24 Start Classes
First StartsProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Summer 15/13/244/22/244/29/245/8/245/10/246/30/24
Summer 27/1/246/10/246/17/246/26/246/28/248/17/24
Fall 18/26/248/5/248/12/248/21/248/23/2410/13/24
Fall 210/21/249/30/2410/7/2410/16/2410/18/2412/8/24
Spring 11/6/2512/16/2412/23/241/1/251/3/252/16/25
Spring 23/10/252/17/252/24/253/5/253/7/254/20/25

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Admissions

Read the details of our online AG-ACNP program admission criteria.

The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree from Youngstown State University. Find out the admission requirements for the MSN Adult Gero Acute Care NP program, what additional materials you need and where you should send them. Review the Program Map to determine eligibility of this program in your state.

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Degree Icon BSN degree with 3.0 undergraduate GPA
Tuition Icon $10,013* In-State Tuition
Clock Icon 1 year of recent critical care experience
Resume Icon Official transcriptsfrom all institutions previously attended
Degree Icon BSN degreewith 3.0 undergraduate GPA
Tuition Icon $10,013*In-State Tuition
Clock Icon 1 yearof recent critical care experience
  1. Complete graduate admissions application and pay $45 non-refundable application fee
  2. BSN degree from an accredited program
  3. Regular admission requires a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and verification of work experience
    • Minimum 1 year of recent* practice as a registered nurse by admission start date
    • A minimum of 1 year of recent critical care experience is required (this can include emergency room, ICU or intermediate acute care experience) prior to registering for the first specialty course
  4. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  5. Verification of a current, unencumbered RN license and expiration date in the state in which the student is licensed and practices and will be completing practicum hours

Clinical Hours and Experience

Applicants will complete a Supplemental Employment Verification form as part of the application process. This is used to verify recent* clinical hours and experience.

*Recent clinical experience is defined as clinical RN work experience within 3 years of first practicum course.

  • Current BLS certification, immunizations, drug screen and criminal background checks are maintained while in the program annually
  • Current ACLS certification required prior to the start of clinicals

The YSU online nursing programs must meet the standards of the state(s) in which authority is approved to provide education and may only admit students from those states. Online nursing students must complete the program in the state of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia or Michigan.

Official Transcripts

Official Transcripts must come directly from the institution. These can be sent to electronically via email [email protected] or mailed to the following address:

Youngstown State University
College of Graduate Studies
Coffelt Hall
1 Tressel Way
Youngstown, OH 44555

Transcripts issued directly to a student by an institution can only be accepted if they are in a sealed envelope from the college or university.

Courses

Advance your knowledge in these online MSN AG-ACNP classes.

To complete the MSN Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner online program, you must complete 45 credit hours, comprised of 27 credit hours of core courses and 18 credit hours of specialty and practicum courses.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Exploration of healthcare issues including changing roles and scope of practice, with emphasis on healthcare policy, interdisciplinary collaboration and social, cultural, political, economic, legal, regulatory and ethical practice considerations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analysis of health-related evidence to continuously improve quality of practice. Exploration of the significance of theory, research and research methods and strategies for translating evidence into practice. Research design, instrumentation, data collection methods, statistical analysis, data analysis and data interpretation will be discussed.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Normal physiologic functions and pathologic mechanisms are examined to prepare nurses for advanced practice roles.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Application of pharmacological concepts in the clinical setting with examination of major categories of pharmacological agents.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Development of advanced clinical knowledge and skills needed for comprehensive health assessment across the lifespan. Emphasis on health history, physical, cultural, developmental and nutritional assessments with differential diagnosis of common health problems.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Developing diagnostic reasoning skills through comprehensive analysis of present and past histories, physical findings, and diagnostic studies that contribute to differential diagnoses of major health problems across the lifespan. The client is assessed from a holistic advanced practice perspective with consideration of individual culture, social, family, and community environments.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theory and technical skills essential to the advanced practice environment. Focuses on select technologies, informatics, telehealth, common procedures, and diagnostic tests encountered by advanced practice nurses in the clinical/practice setting.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The examination of concepts, theories, and research related to the advanced practice role. Explores the history and overview of the role of the advanced practice nurse as provider, consultant, educator, researcher, and leader in practice. Examines select legal, practice, and ethical issues in advanced practice.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Culminating course of the MSN program. Synthesis of learned concepts and theories in the form of development of an individual scholarly project and the dissemination of findings under the direction of a graduate faculty member. Total of 60 project clock hours.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Knowledge, skills and professional behaviors) required to provide comprehensive and holistic care to a culturally diverse, acutely and chronically ill population (young adult-frail elderly) is emphasized. Clinical manifestations of and patient response to particular patient care problems (e.g. pulmonary, cardiovascular, etc.) with emphasis on physical assessment findings for determining a differential diagnosis and planning of patient care needs, health promotion and health maintenance.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is a supervised clinical practicum consisting of 180 hours in an acute care setting. It is designed to provide the intermediate Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner student with beginning experience in integrating the management of acutely ill adults with complex and chronic conditions in high acuity and specialty areas. Pre-requisites: NURS7037, NURS7039, NURS7041, NURS7038
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Knowledge, advanced skills and professional behaviors required to provide comprehensive and holistic care to a culturally diverse, acutely and chronically ill adult population (young adult to frail elderly) is emphasized. Clinical manifestations of and patient response to particular patient care problems (e.g., integumentary, infectious disease) with emphasis on physical assessment findings for determining differential diagnosis and planning of patient care needs, health promotion and health maintenance.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is a supervised clinical practicum consisting of 180 hours in an acute care setting. It is designed to provide the intermediate Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner student with beginning experience in integrating the management of acutely ill adults with complex and chronic conditions in high acuity and specialty areas.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Knowledge, advanced skills and professional behaviors) required to provide comprehensive and holistic care to a culturally diverse, acutely and chronically ill adult population (young adult to frail elderly) is emphasized. Clinical manifestations of and patient response to particular patient care problems (e.g., renal, gastrointestinal, multisystem, trauma) with emphasis on physical assessment findings for determining differential diagnosis and planning of patient care needs, health promotion and health maintenance.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is the final supervised clinical practicum consisting of 180 hours in an acute care setting. It is designed to provide the advanced Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner student with comprehensive experiences in integrating the management of acutely ill adults with complex and chronic conditions in high acuity and specialty areas.

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