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Master of Science in Nursing in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Online

31-35 Months

41 Credit Hours

$26,814 Tuition

5-14 Week Courses

Master of Science in Nursing in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Online

Quick Facts

31-35 Months

41 Credit Hours

$26,814 Tuition

5-14 Week Courses

About the Program

This UTA accelerated online program is offered to Texas residents only.

The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG ACNP) online program is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to manage the health of individuals from the age of 13 years through adulthood and the end of life. Emphasis in the program is on health restoration, management of complex, acute and chronic illnesses and complex health management of adolescents, adults and older adults.

This fully online program will provide nurses with leadership skills, as well as the ability to use research findings to maximize healthcare delivery services for individuals who may be physiologically unstable, technologically dependent, and/or vulnerable for the development of complications.

This accelerated program prepares the nurse practitioner to care for those with complex, chronic illness. The scope of practice of the AG ACNP is not limited to physical location of client, but is determined by their needs.

Common sites where AG ACNP may practice include, but are not limited to:

  • Intensive care units
  • Emergency departments
  • Outpatient practice settings in many specialty areas, such as neurology, infectious disease, cardiology and pulmonology

Coursework includes the role of the nurse in advanced practice, adult gerontology management across the continuum, adult gerontology acute care, clinical practice and an advanced clinical nursing practicum.

UTA's fully online MSN in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner includes these key elements:

  • Application in demonstrating clinical expertise and providing care to acutely ill patients—including diagnostic reasoning, complex monitoring, and therapies
  • Includes preparation to use research and theoretical principles to implement therapies that restore health, minimize complications and manage risk factors
  • Includes practice in integrating the patient’s care across the continuum of acute care services in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, families and patients

Graduates are well-prepared for careers in gerontology and adult care and are highly employable. First-time certification pass rates for UTA nurse practitioner programs exceed 95%, among the highest in the U.S. Graduates may take the National Certification Exam as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

A post-master’s certificate for adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner is also available. Students may be eligible to sit for two certification exams with the addition of this certificate. Save up to 16 credits. Ask your enrollment specialist for more information.

Due to the rigorous nature of the graduate nursing program and the time commitment of the coursework and clinical, students can expect to spend a significant amount of time studying and preparing required assignments. Generally, a student will be expected to spend 5 hours per week outside the class room for every 1 credit hour the course is worth. This means a 3 credit hour class would require approximately 15 hours per week of student study time. Given this, it is strongly recommended that accepted applicants limit work schedules to keep up with the academic rigor of the program.

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Online Courses

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Duration: 11 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on developing an advanced knowledge base of pathophysiology. Principles of biochemistry, molecular biology and nutrition are applied to disease processes. Clinical Hours: 0 hours

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A critical examination of the philosophical and theoretical bases for nursing science.

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on integration of theoretical and empirical principles of nursing research to generate evidence for nursing practice.

Duration: 11 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of clinical pharmacological therapeutics for advanced nursing practice.

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on preparation to implement evidence-based change in practice.

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Apply theoretical foundations and clinical skills in comprehensive health assessment across the lifespan.

Duration: 3 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

Conduct comprehensive health assessment in the adult-gerontology population.

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Theory and application of the multiple roles of the advanced practice nurse within the healthcare system.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Foundations of advanced knowledge of common acute and chronic health problems in adolescents, adults, and elders across healthcare settings.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Focuses on a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach in the management of acutely ill, physiologically unstable adolescent, adult and gerontology patients with complex multi-system dysfunction.

Duration: 11 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Clinical experience in specialty practice and high acuity healthcare settings with focus on managing adolescents, adults and elders with common secondary and tertiary healthcare need.

Duration: 11 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Continued clinical experience in specialty practice and high acuity healthcare settings with focus on managing adolescents, adults and elders with common secondary and tertiary healthcare needs.

Duration: 14 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 6

Clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge, skills and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice.

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Admissions

This UTA accelerated online program is offered to Texas residents only.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must possess an unencumbered RN license.
  • Two years clinical RN experience within the area of concentration are required.
  • Must be a Texas resident
  • GRE not required for students with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Completion of all prerequisites, including: Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing from ACEN or CCNE Accredited Program.
  • Undergraduate (basic) statistics course with a minimum grade of "C"
  • Probationary admission for students taking the GRE: GRE required for applicants with a 2.8-2.99 GPA with minimum score of 149 on the verbal section, 141 on the quantitative section, or 3.5 on the analytical writing section (best 2 of 3 sections)
  • International students are required to have two years clinical experience in a United States (or equivalent) health care system.
  • International students are required to have a TSE score of 40 or higher. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam is required if the applicant's native or first language is not English and if he or she does not hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution. TOEFL score requirement - Minimum of 550 on paper-based test, 213 on computer-based test, or 79 on the internet-based test, and achieve the following minimum scores of subtests: Writing, 22; Speaking, 21; Reading, 20; and Listening, 16; or IELTS minimum score of 7.0

Transfer Credits

The maximum amount of credit that may transfer from another university is 10 semester hours. The syllabus for the course(s) you wish to transfer will need to be reviewed. You must apply before we can review your syllabus.

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Costs

Affordability You Can Count On at UTA

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course* Per Program
MSN - Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner $654 $1,962 $26,814

Anticipated Course Materials**

Equipment Approximate Cost Course
Webcam 1080p Varies $20-$100 Required for all courses
Tripod Varies $5-$10 Required for all courses
Assessment Kit $49.95 N5418 – Advanced Assessment
Otoscope/Ophthalmoscope Rental $155.00 N5418 – Advanced Assessment
Suture Kit $112.50 N5313 – Clinical Skills

*Per-course tuition based on 3-credit hour courses.

**Textbook costs not included. To view textbooks, please visit the UTA Bookstore.

Tuition Guarantee

The tuition deadline is the Friday (by 11:59 PM CT) before the course begins. If tuition is not paid before the deadline, you will be dropped from your course(s).

No late payments will be allowed and no reinstatement granted if you are dropped for non-payment. If you plan to use the UTA website to make payment, please note that it may be down for maintenance on Sunday mornings. You may also contact Student Accounts at 817-272-2172 for additional information regarding payment.

Fees

All degrees are subject to application fees and graduation fees. Additional fees may apply.

Application Fees

A non-refundable fee as indicated below is required:

  • US Citizen and US Resident Alien Applicants with NO foreign college or university course work: $40
  • US Citizen and US Resident Alien Applicants WITH foreign college or university course work: $90
  • H1B International Applicants: $90

Reactivation Fees

To read the Reactivation/Readmission policy, visit the Admission Requirements.

Graduation Fees

$40 for first diploma, $20 each additional diploma plus applicable mailing fees, and $60 for late application.

Graduation fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. The fee will be billed to the student's MyMav account.

Payment Options

  • Pay by term

Refund Policy

Students wishing to drop a course and maintain no financial responsibility must do so by 11:59 PM CT before the first class day. The official class day begins at 12:00 AM CT.

The refund policy for sessions of five weeks or less is as follows:

  • Before the first class day: 100 percent.
  • First class day: 80 percent.
  • Second class day: 50 percent.
  • After the second class day: No refunds.

The refund policy for sessions greater than five weeks but less than 10 weeks is as follows:

  • Before the first class day: 100 percent.
  • First class day through the third class day: 80 percent.
  • Fourth day through the sixth class day: 50 percent.
  • After the sixth day: No refunds.

The refund policy for sessions 10 weeks or greater is as follows:

  • Before the first class day: 100 percent.
  • First class day through the fifth class day: 80 percent.
  • Sixth day through the tenth class day: 70 percent.
  • Eleventh day through the fifteenth class day: 50 percent.
  • Sixteenth day through the twentieth class day: 25 percent.
  • After the twentieth day: No refunds.

The Academic Calendar indicates the deadlines to drop a course with a "W."

Cancellation for Non-Payment

If you enroll in and pay for a course or courses in one start date within a term, then subsequently enroll in another start date during the same term, and do not pay fully for that start, you will be cancelled from all classes for the term that have not yet been graded. Reinstatements will not be allowed unless there is documented university error.

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