The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program, prepares students as advanced practice providers who can manage acute health conditions in adults. Our students have clinical experiences in a wide variety of clinical settings including hospitals, urgent care clinics, private practice, and health centers. A coordinator who is board certified in acute care oversees this APRN specalty track.
AGACNP are eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification examination in adult/gerontology acute care.
The AGACNP track consists of 525 hours of direct, hands-on patient care in adult acute care settings under the supervision of a licensed preceptor practitioner. Through community partnerships, IUSON offers consistent placement for AGACNP students. Preceptors include advanced practice registered nurses (NPs) and physicians within the field of acute care. Experienced AGACNP faculty teach the track's hybrid (a mix of face-to-face and online) courses thereby ensuring quality, oversight, and relationships with students and community-based preceptors.