Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

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The Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences offers the MSN - Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) track as a full-time or part-time program of study. The goal of the program is to train advanced practice nurses to manage adults with critically complex and acute episodic illnesses experienced in both the clinic and hospital setting.

Through traditional classroom teaching, live simulation activities and acute care clinical experiences, the graduate will be equipped with advanced diagnostic reasoning skills to analyze, interpret and synthesize complex concepts in patients with active and ongoing chronic illnesses.  Students of JU AGACNP program have the educational preparation to sit for certification examination upon graduation. The graduate program in nursing prepares students to continue study at the Doctoral level.

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Fast Facts

The MSN-AGACNP full time and part time Progressions begin one time per year in the fall semester only. All applications and supporting materials are due by February 1 of the year you are applying to start in the program.

Delivery: Campus

  • Part-time Students are required to be on campus 3-6 hours each Wednesday
  • Full-time Students are required to be on campus 6 -11 hours each Wednesday

Length:

  • Part-time 8 semesters or 3 years
  • Full-time 5 semesters or 2 years

Clinical Placement: JU provides clinical placements for its students

Start Term: Fall (August)

Application Deadline: February 1st

Application Requirements

  • A Completed graduate application at https://www.ju.edu/apply
  • Request official transcripts from each postsecondary institution attended, regardless of the year classes were taken, the types of courses taken or the grade earned, including W’s. If the candidate attended a college or university abroad, an official NACES evaluation of that transcript is required. Choose the course-by-course evaluation with the GPA option.
  • A minimum 3.0 undergraduate Nursing GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Graduation from a CCNE, NLN or ACEN accredited BSN program.
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
  • Statement of Intent describing your interest in the program. Include your personal experiences and how they relate to your goals and expectations for the program. The statement should not exceed two pages.
  • Copy of current Florida RN license. Out of state applicants must be eligible for endorsement in Florida. International students must hold a current license from a U.S. state and be eligible for endorsement in Florida.
  • Evidence of completion of an undergraduate course in statistics.
  • Official GRE score: minimum 290. The requirement of official GRE score will be waived for all applicants who have a 3.0 GPA in their undergraduate Nursing courses.
  • One year of professional nursing experience in a critical care setting and advanced cardiac life support certification is required prior to beginning the first clinical course.  A critical care setting is an ICU (MICU, CCU, CVICU, NICU and SICU qualify).  An ED or ER setting does not qualify as critical care experience when applying to the AGACNP program.       
  • Mandatory interview for all who qualify.
  • Background checks are required for all students participating in clinical practice. Information on the background check may need to be released to clinical agencies for permission to participate at the clinical site. If clinical placement is denied by the agency, and an alternative site cannot be obtained, the student will not complete the program.
  • Candidates whose first language is not English and where English is not the language of instruction must also submit an official TOEFL or IELTS exam.
    • Minimum internet-based TOEFL score: 79
    • Minimum paper-based TOEFL score: 550
    • Minimum IELTS band score: 6.5

Requesting Official Transcripts

Traditional/Paper Transcripts

Please use the following address to send traditional transcripts:

Jacksonville University

Attention: Graduate Admissions

2800 University Blvd. North

Jacksonville, FL 32211-3321

 

Electronic Transcripts

Jacksonville University partners with Parchment to receive official transcripts. We also accept transcripts from: Speede, National Student Clearinghouse, Credentials Solutions, eScript Safe, GreenLight Credentials and National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) approved agencies.

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Curriculum

MSN Core

  • NUR 510 Nursing Theory and Research I (3 credits)
  • NUR 512 Organization, Delivery and Policy in Healthcare (3 credits)
  • NUR 514 Nursing Leadership and Advanced Roles (3 credits)
  • NUR 516 Information Systems and Technology for Improved Healthcare (3 credits)
  • NUR 520 Nursing Theory and Research II (3 credits)

 APRN Core

  • NUR 501 Advanced Health Assessment (3 credits)
  • NUR 502 Advanced Pathophysiology (3 credits)
  • NUR 504 Advanced Pharmacology (3 credits)

 AGACNP Courses

  • NUR 553 Advanced Role Practicum (4 credits)
  • NUR 563 Acute Care Nursing I (3 credits)
  • NUR 566 Advanced Acute Care Clinical Skills (1 credit)
  • NUR 564 Acute Care Nursing II (3 credits)
  • NUR 567 Advanced Acute Care Discharge Planning and Health Promotion (1 credit)
  • NUR 568 Acute Care Nursing III (3 credits)
  • NUR 565 Advanced Acute Care Pharmacology (1 credit)

 Total Credit Hours: 40

Contact

Tonya Alford

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions