Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – Advanced Placement Post Master's Certificate online

Strengthen your clinical and academic background to prepare for roles as an AG-ACNP.

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Apply by 8/5/24
Start Class 8/26/24

Program Overview

A snapshot of the YSU online AGACNP Advanced Placement program

$9,486* In-State Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
18 Credit Hours
$9,486* In-State Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
18 Credit Hours

The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - Advanced Placement Post Master's Certificate online program from YSU qualifies practicing nurse practitioners to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center and/or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners AG-ACNP certification exams. Following national certification, you are eligible to be granted prescriptive authority through the Ohio Board of Nursing.

This online AG-ACNP certificate program includes a supervised clinical practicum consisting of 540 hours in a variety of acute care settings. You will build on your ability to care for adults with complex and chronic conditions in high acuity and specialty areas.

You will learn to provide comprehensive and holistic primary care to a culturally diverse population while studying health promotion, health maintenance, and management of common health problems with an emphasis on physical assessment findings for determining and planning patient care needs.

Have questions or need more information about our online programs?

This online AGACNP Advanced Placement program prepares you 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
  • 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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$9,486* 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
Adult Gero Acute Care NP - Advanced Placement Post Master's Cert $527 $532 $1,581 $1,596 $9,486 $9,576

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

Important dates you need to know.

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

Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from YSU?

Admissions

Get ready to apply to the AG-ACNP advanced placement certificate online program

The admission process is the first step toward earning your online certificate from Youngstown State University. Find out the program requirements, 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 MSN-NP degree with 3.0 GPA
Tuition Icon $10,013* In-State Tuition
Clock Icon 1 year of recent critical care experience
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Degree Icon MSN-NP degreewith 3.0 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. MSN 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 1 year of critical 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 AGACNP advanced placement classes

To complete the Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP - Advanced Placement Post Master's Certificate online program, you must complete 18 credit 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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