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RN to Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP
Accelerated AGACNP Program

Accelerate to Acute Care NP with Herzing

You don’t need a BSN in order to begin earning the education you need to become an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP). Our accelerated RN to AGACNP program is designed for current licensed Registered Nurses (RN) with an associate degree in nursing (ADN/ASN) looking to advance into a new career path as a nurse practitioner specializing in the adult/geriatric patient population.

Earn the degree you need to apply for certification as an AGACNP and advance your career to the next level:

  • Learn online in Herzing’s Everywhere Classroom: on your schedule, at your pace
  • Class topics include undergraduate and graduate level study in nursing leadership and management, community health nursing, nursing informatics, health policy, skills and procedures for acute care, and much more
  • Prepare for certification exams from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Certification Corporation
  • Post master’s pathways: after graduating with an MSN, you can potentially transfer credit into a post master’s certificate program with your choice of several concentrations

We exist to support your first big step towards practicing as an acute care NP. Your new career path IS possible with Herzing University.

Classes Start Sept 8th

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Pathways

Choose your path to go from RN to AGACNP

RN to BSN to MSN-AGACNP Path

Go from RN to BSN online, then work towards a master’s degree in nursing.

  • Curriculum built to help you earn a BSN and MSN faster
  • How long? 36 months on average
  • Earn a bachelor’s degree that may be required by some employers
Accelerated RN to MSN-AGACNP

Bridge directly from ADN to AGACNP in the Herzing Accelerated RN to MSN program.

  • Curriculum built to accelerate your MSN-AGACNP completion
  • How long? As few as 28 months
  • Best for nurses seeking to advance their practice and vault their career to the next level
Curriculum

RN to AGACNP program classes & curriculum details

The program is designed to advance your undergraduate nursing study and seamlessly progress into graduate-level advanced practice nursing classes. Courses include bridge, core, specialty concentration, and clinical courses.

All classes are delivered online with 630 total clinical hours.

ProgramMonthsiCredits
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Concentration in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – Accelerated RN to MSN (MSNAGACNPA)2864

i. Average number of months for students to complete program. Program availability varies by location.

How to go from RN to BSN to MSN-AGACNP

You may choose to stop for a BSN by combining our online RN to BSN and MSN-AGACNP degree programs. You can view their respective curriculums and course information here:

Required Bridge Courses

All courses, 16.00 semester credit hours, are 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

Required Courses in AGACNP Concentration

All courses, 24.00 semester credit hours, are required.

MSN Placement Pledge Badge

Your clinical placement is our pledge.

We understand securing clinical placement as part of an AGACNP master's degree 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.

Tuition & Cost

28-36 months

$690 per credit

You are worth it.

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Tuition & Cost

We want to help you make this big step in your nursing career as affordable as possible and become the best nurse practitioner you can be. That’s why we are always evaluating our programs behind the scenes to both minimize the cost and prepare students best for success in their work.

We offer many options to help you invest in yourself and earn your master’s degree in nursing. Financial aid options include:

Requirements

RN to AGACNP program enrollment prerequisites

Enrollment requirements are the same whether you choose the accelerated RN to MSN-AGACNP or RN to BSN to MSN-AGACNP path. Prerequisites include:

  • Live in a state where Herzing University is authorized to offer the RN to MSN program
  • Hold a current, active and unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) in the same state in which they practice
  • Hold an associate degree (ADN/ASN/AASN) in nursing from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
  • Participate in an interview to identify your goals and determine if the program is right for you
Locations

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