M.Sc. On Campus Online

Nursing (Adult Gerontology – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner)

Thomas Jefferson University

24 months
1200 USD/credit 36000 USD/year
1200 USD/credit 36000 USD/year
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The Nursing (Adult Gerontology – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner) program from Thomas Jefferson University is prepared to assess and manage the full continuum of care services for the acutely and critically ill. The core knowledge provided in the specialty coursework is based on the full spectrum of high acuity patient care needs.


The Nursing (Adult Gerontology – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner) graduates at Thomas Jefferson University also meet the academic eligibility requirements to take the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination offered by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). 

Candidates who meet all eligibility requirements established by the AACN and successfully pass the examination are awarded the credential: Adult -Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Credential (ACNPC-AG).


  • Integrate relevant knowledge, principles and theories from nursing and related sciences into the advanced nursing care of individuals, families and populations. 
  • Demonstrate acumen in organizational leadership through effective collaboration, consultation, and decision-making. 
  • Integrate research translation and evidence appraisal  into advanced nursing practice to initiate change and improve quality outcomes.
  • Evaluate information science approaches and patient-centric technologies to improve health outcomes and enhance quality of care.
  • Analyze the impact policies, economic factors, and ethical and socio-cultural dimensions have on advanced nursing practice and health care outcomes. 

Programme Structure


  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Pathophysiology of Human Disease
  • Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making for Acute Care
  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Pathophysiology of Human Diseases

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts: Submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions you have attended and/or from which you earned credit. 
  • Personal Statement: In 750 words or less, describe your motivation for pursuing this program at Jefferson, including your educational and professional goals that this program will help you achieve. 
  • Letters of Recommendation: Submit two letters of reference. References should come from either professional or academic sources such as supervisors, managers, charge nurses, instructors, and/or clinical nurse educators. You may request recommendations through your MyJefferson account.
  • Résumé: A current professional résumé is required.
  • Professional License/Certification: Upload your current and active nursing (RN) license, with the expiration date if applicable, in MyJefferson.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1200 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    36000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1200 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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