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. However, we provide extensive support should you find difficulty along the way. With Herzing, you are never on your own.
Because of our strong relationships with healthcare providers across the U.S. and our comprehensive Clinical Guidance Process, we are confident in our ability to help you find clinical placement. So much so that if you are unable to find a clinical site on your own, we pledge to step in and help you secure clinical placement.*
* Subject to terms and conditions outlined in the enrollment agreement.
AGACNP program classes & curriculum details
Our MSN AGACNP program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to apply for certification as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. The curriculum consists of core graduate courses, specialty concentration courses, and clinical courses.
All classes are delivered online with 585 total clinical hours.
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i. Average number of months for students to complete program. Program availability varies by location.
Required Core Courses
All courses, 15.00 semester credit hours, are required.
Required Direct Care Core Courses
All courses, 9.00 semester credit hours, are required
*Students in the AG AC NP program must take NU 610 and NU 664 in the same semester.
Required Courses in AGACNP Concentration
All courses, 24.00 semester credit hours, are required.
Tuition & Cost
Our goal is your career advancement. That’s why we are always working to improve our curriculums and processes to make our MSN-AGACNP program as affordable as possible while preparing you best for success in your work.
With Herzing University, you are never alone, and we offer many options to help you invest in yourself and earn your master’s degree in nursing. Financial aid options include:
AGACNP program enrollment requirements
To enroll in Herzing’s online Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program, prospective students must live in a state where Herzing University is authorized to offer the MSN AGACNP program, and:
- Hold a current, active and unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) in the same state in which they live. (Note: Holding a multi-state, compact state license and being a resident in a compact license state will be deemed to have met this requirement.)
- Hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited university or college with an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Eligible states for enrollment: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, 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, and Wisconsin.
Choose your path to become an AGACNP
Go from BSN to MSN-AGACNP in the MSN – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner online program.
- Curriculum designed for RNs with a BSN
- How long? 24 months when taken full-time
- Flexible online scheduling available to meet the demands of work, home and life
Bridge from RN to AGACNP in the Herzing Accelerated RN to MSN program.
- Curriculum built for current RNs who do not hold a BSN and designed to accelerate MSN-AGACNP completion
- How long? As few as 28 months
- Perfect for nurses looking to jump forward in their career without a required stop for a BSN degree
Career possibilities as an AGACNP
Graduate with an MSN with an AGACNP concentration and you’ll be prepared to join a career field expected to grow rapidly over the next 10 years.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of nurse practitioners is expected to rise 52% from 2020-2030. Combined with the upcoming demographic change in the U.S. heavily favoring the older population, the healthcare need for adult and geriatric patients is expected to quickly increase.
Expect the knowledge and skills of an AG acute care nurse practitioner to be in heavy demand in the recent future. Now represents an excellent opportunity to begin earning the degree required to walk this high-demand career path.
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