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Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
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No matter where you are in your nursing career, Herzing University offers unique educational pathways for you to advance towards becoming an adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner.

  • Program length: 24 months
  • Classes: View the curriculum
  • Credential earned:成人老年学护理理学硕士,急症护理执业护士
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  • Program length: 28 months
  • Classes: View the curriculum
  • Credential earned:成人老年学护理理学硕士,急症护理执业护士
  • Program length: 20 months
  • Classes: View the curriculum
  • Credential earned:成人老年急症护理执业护士硕士证书

Herzing University’s online AGACNP program pathways

AccreditationCCNE accredited,1 Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Program length20-28 months, depending on degree choice
Options持有ADN/ASN, BSN或MSN学位的护士的选择
Paying for schoolScholarships and financial aid available for those who qualify; transfer credit from prior college coursework to reduce cost and time
ClinicalsWe pledge your clinical placement
FormatFlexible online study with multiple start dates
QuickPathsTransfer credit, stackable credentials, and adaptive learning technology build a faster pathway to a higher education with Herzing University
Waived enrollment fee Classes start July 8th
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Your clinical placement is our pledge.

We understand securing clinical placement as part of an AGACNP program is one of the biggest concerns students face. At Herzing, we offer guidance and support through our step-by-step Clinical Guidance Process to ensure you can get the clinical practice experiences you need.

As a Herzing student, we’ll encourage you to find your own preceptor and clinical sites as there are many benefits to doing so. 但是,如果您在此过程中遇到困难,软件下载将提供广泛的支持. With Herzing, you are never on your own.

由于软件下载与美国各地的医疗保健提供者建立了牢固的关系.S. and our comprehensive Clinical Guidance Process, 软件下载有信心帮助您找到临床实习. 以至于如果你自己找不到临床站点, 软件下载保证介入并帮助你获得临床实习.*


Scholarship Opportunity

You may be eligible for the 浙江大学护士成就圈奖学金.

Eligibility requirements include a minimum GPA earned in your undergraduate nursing program, 在整个MSN幸运28计划中保持最低GPA.

You can potentially earn 10% tuition reduction!

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Tuition & Cost

Tuition & Cost

Our goal is your career advancement. That’s why we are always working to improve our curriculums and processes to make our nurse practitioner programs as affordable as possible while preparing you best for success in your work.

软件下载AGACNP幸运28计划的学费是 $735 per credit. 总成本可以通过从之前的大学课程中转移学分来降低, scholarships and grantsloansVA and military benefits, and several additional options for financial aid.

With Herzing University, you are never alone, 软件下载提供很多选择来帮助你投资自己, 获得护理硕士学位,成为AGACNP.

  • Pathways to Success

    软件下载的许多在线课程都提供继续学习的途径, which allow you to move from one degree, such as an associate degree, to a bachelor’s degree, to a master’s degree.

  • Flexible and Convenient

    Earn your degree from the comfort of your own home. There are no designated times you must be online. 你可以在方便的时候登录到你的虚拟教室.

  • Personalized Attention

    At Herzing, being online does not mean being alone.You’ll receive the same personalized attention and career-focused education that we offer in our traditional classroom.

  • Online and/or On-Campus

    Get the best of both worlds. Some of our degree programs are offered exclusively online and some programs are offered as a combination of both campus and online classes.

I don’t have a nursing degree. Where do I start?

如果你已经获得了非护理学士学位, there are two potential educational pathways in nursing we’ve designed with you in mind:

  • Accelerated BSN (ABSN) program. Our on-campus ABSN program, available at select Herzing campuses, allows you to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in as few as 20 months (most students complete in 24 months).
  • MSN Direct Entry program. Start working towards a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) right from the start in our online direct entry MSN program. You can graduate in as few as 20 months.

If you have not yet earned an undergraduate degree in any major, you will need to first earn an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or BSN.

Once you’ve earned a nursing degree at any level, you can become eligible to enroll in an AGACNP MSN or post master’s certificate program.


Frequently Asked Questions

You can prepare to make the transition from FNP to acute care NP by enrolling a post master’s, or postgraduate, certificate program designed for nurses who have already earned a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).

Complete the post master’s program, earn certification, and you’ll be ready to apply for your first position as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP).

Sometimes hospitals form partnerships with schools like ours to provide employees with unique benefits should they choose to pursue an advanced nursing degree.

Employees of Herzing partners can potentially earn college credit for prior work or military experience, transfer existing credit, 或者获得奖学金,让重返校园的成本更低.

如果你现在是一名注册护士,正在考虑成为一名执业护士,请查看软件下载educational partnerships 或者向你的雇主了解潜在的可能性.

急症护理和初级保健是非常不同的学科. As an acute care NP, you’ll be working in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Emergency Room (ER), urgent care or other outpatient environment, which demands a very different set of skills and knowledge than a primary care NP in clinics or other inpatient facilities.

Providing preventive care and taking a long-term approach to patient health is another discipline requiring unique training and certification.

The Herzing 硕士成人老年学初级保健护士执业计划 is designed for MSN holders, including current AGACNPs, 谁有兴趣将来从事初级保健AGNP的工作.

No. To become a nurse practitioner, you will need to earn a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree.

There are two primary differences between a Family Nurse Practitioner and an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner:

  1. Types of patients. FNPs work with patients across the patient lifespan, including children under the age of 13. 作为成人老年学NPs, AGACNPs只照顾13岁及以上的成年人.
  2. Types of care. FNPs typically work in clinics, doctor’s offices, 以及其他门诊机构,而且没有接受过急症护理方面的正式培训. Acute care NPs work in ICUs, hospitals and other inpatient settings to care for patients with trauma and more severe health issues.

如果你对和病人建立长期关系更感兴趣的话, concerned more with preventative health, and love to work with children, FNP可能是你最好的护士职业道路.

It can take roughly 3-5 years to go from non-nurse to NP through our program options but it depends on what education you’ve already earned and how quickly you want to progress.

This depends on the state in which you practice. NP学校的资格与NP工作的资格是不一样的. 你可能不需要成为一名注册护士(RN)来获得NP学位课程的资格, but some employers may require a minimum amount of RN experience from NP job applicants.


Accreditation & Disclosures

1. The master’s degree program in nursing and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Herzing University Madison are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( Herzing University is approved to offer programs in an online learning modality through association with the main campus in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Eligible states for enrollment: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District Of Columbia.

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Herzing University offers multiple nurse practitioner programs 持有护理专科、学士或硕士学位的在职护士.

Our goal is to help you walk your 职业道路,不管你在哪里,或者你想去哪里.

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