Online Master of Science in Nursing–Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (MSN-AGACNP)

Provide Acute Care for the Soaring Adult and Older Adult Population

In less than two decades, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that older Americans will outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history. By 2034, the number of people 65 years and older is expected to reach 77 million.

This demographic shift points to rising health care needs for adults and older adults. Rockhurst University’s online Master of Science in Nursing–Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program provides you with the opportunity to address the growing need for nurse practitioners in this specialized area of care.

Adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioners manage critical and chronic conditions in adults and older patients, diagnose health conditions, and provide quick and incisive care. Through complex monitoring and the development of individualized treatment plans, they also prevent future complications and improve the overall health of patients in this population.

Delivered by Saint Luke’s™ College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Rockhurst’s online AGACNP program can be taken on a full- or part-time basis. Guided by Jesuit values, Rockhurst University prepares adult-gerontology acute care advanced practice nurses to care for the needs of the whole person through rigorous academics, rich and varied clinical experiences, and a spirit of inquiry and reflection.

  • Health care innovation

  • Life-changing education

  • Clinical placement
Program Features
  • 49 credit hours
  • 600 clinical hours
  • $734.69 per credit hour
  • 3 starts per year
  • 6 semesters (full-time)
  • 8 semesters (part-time)
  • 2 campus immersions
  • CCNE accredited
Admission Requirements
  • BSN degree from an accredited institution
  • Active RN license
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
Clinical Placement Services

Rockhurst provides complimentary clinical placement services for our online students. Our clinical placement team will work closely with you to provide a seamless placement experience, ensuring your rotations meet University and national guidelines.