Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Program is designed for nurses who are looking to advance their career in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. AGACNP's work with adult and elderly patients who have acute, chronic and critical conditions. Given these circumstances, AGACNPs work in collaboration with others in the medical field to provide the best care for their patients while continually evaluating the patients condition. 

Malone's AGACNP Program prepares nurses to be able to move on to the next level of nursing and take on new, exciting responsibilities. The curriculum of the AGACNP Program includes coursework, lab time, and internships, all of which are completed in two years. Classes are offered both online and on-campus, with on-campus courses held just one night a week in order to accommodate the work and personal schedules of students.

Clinical internship sites are chosen based on availability of multiple experiences in conjunction with acute care partnerships, student preferences, and faculty guidance.

Preparing you for the future

The AGACNP Program prepares students to take the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner exam to become a board certified AGACNP. There are a variety of settings in which AGACNP's can practice, some of which include:

  • Hospitals
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Acute Care Units
  • Retirement Homes
  • Hospices
  • Private Practices

View course curriculum

Each course and its description is listed in the official Academic Catalog

catalog buttonsOnce in the catalog, you can use the buttons (pictured left) located at the upper right of the page to plan your courses, save courses to your own personalized catalog, print them, and more! 

“This track allows nurses to shape outcomes for patient care from admission through discharge. Malone was approached by local acute care agencies because our community values the broad and deep education Malone nurses receive. Our nurses have an excellent reputation for compassion and competence.”

Debra Lee
dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences