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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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Program Overview

The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - Advanced Placement Post Master's Certificate online program from YSU qualifies practicing nurse practitioner qualifications 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.

$9,486* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
18 Credit Hours
$9,486* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
18 Credit Hours
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This 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.

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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.

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$527* Per Credit Hour
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$9,486* Total Tuition

*In-state tuition.

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Additional Fees

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

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.

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Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
One University Plaza
Meshel Hall, 203
Youngstown, OH 44555

Phone: 330-941-3505
Fax: 330.941.1659
Email: ysufinaid@ysu.edu

Calendar

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.

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Admissions

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.

Transcripts icon Official Transcripts from all institutions previously attended
Degree icon MSN-NP degree with 3.0 GPA
License icon Valid RN license in the state you will complete practicum hours
Clock icon 1 year of critical care experience
Transcripts icon Official Transcripts from all institutions previously attended
Degree icon MSN-NP degree with 3.0 GPA
License icon Valid RN license in the state you will complete practicum hours
Clock icon 1 year of critical care experience

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  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
    • A minimum of one year of critical care experience is required (can include emergency room, ICU or intermediate acute care experience) prior to registering for the first specialty course
    • If GPA is 2.7 – 2.99, a minimum of two years of critical care experience is required (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 clinical hours and experience.

  • 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

Official Transcripts

Official Transcripts must come directly from the institution. These can be sent to electronically via email gradcollege@ysu.edu or mailed to the following address:

Youngstown State University
College of Graduate Studies
Coffelt Hall
One University Plaza
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

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

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NURS 7037: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 1

Duration: 7 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 to frail elderly) is emphasized. Clinical manifestations of, and patient response to, particular patient care problems (e.g., pulmonary, cardiovascular) with emphasis on physical assessment findings for determining a differential diagnosis and planning of patient care needs, health promotion and health maintenance.

NURS 7038: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 1 Practicum

Duration: 7 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 beginning 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.

NURS 7039: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 2

Duration: 7 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.

NURS 7040: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 2 Practicum

Duration: 7 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.

NURS 7041: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 3

Duration: 7 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.

NURS 7042: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 3 Practicum

Duration: 7 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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