M.Sc. Online

Nursing - Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Walden University

12 months
41470 USD/year
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Learn how to conduct initial assessments, make diagnoses, and develop treatment and care plans for acutely or chronically ill adolescents (age 13 and older) through older adults with this Nursing - Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at Walden University.


In the Nursing - Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at Walden University, you can build upon your core competencies to successfully work in high-acuity environments.

State-of-the-Art Classroom Tools

Enhance your skills with iHuman patient simulation software and strength-finding tools, which make your learning experience personalized, interactive, and effective.

In Walden’s MSN program, you can:

  • Collaborate with nurses from around the country in an interactive online environment.
  • Learn from expert teaching faculty—100% of whom hold doctoral degrees.
  • Gain the opportunity to translate knowledge into practice by designing, developing, and implementing a project in a professional healthcare setting.
  • Acquire the knowledge needed to act as a change agent and apply your enhanced expertise within the healthcare environment. 
  • Join Phi Nu, Walden’s chartered chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and connect with nurses around the world to share the latest nursing research and best practices in clinical, scientific, and leadership areas.

Career Impact

Students in this specialization will be prepared to qualify to sit for the national certification exam for adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner upon graduation. The demand for nurse practitioners in acute-care settings is greater than ever before as healthcare organizations face a rise in critically ill patients combined with pressure to contain costs.

Walden’s MSN with a specialization in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner can prepare you to pursue career opportunities in a variety of healthcare settings, including:

  • Emergency departments
  • Intensive care units
  • Trauma centers
  • Tertiary care units
  • Coronary care units
  • Hospital surgical units, including general, cardiovascular, and neurosurgery
  • Specialty care centers (e.g., oncology, radiology, neurology)


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN), master’s degree program in nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Walden University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 

Programme Structure

Walden’s flexibility and support put your education within reach. You will benefit from a comprehensive online learning experience that includes:

  • Convenient start dates throughout the year.
  • Orientation that prepares you for success in an online environment.
  • Ability to complete coursework when and where it is convenient for you.
  • Access to courses and materials on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Multimedia resources designed to augment student learning: videos, case studies, simulations, articles, journals, and discussion topics.
  • A global online community of faculty, students, and alumni.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


58 SCH



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree or higher.
    • To be considered for this master’s program, you must have a valid RN license. 
    • Completed online application and transcripts. 

Tuition Fee

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    41470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41470 USD for the full programme during 12 months.


Paying for your education can be a challenge, but Walden helps you identify the many funding options that are available to you, including scholarships, grants, and federal and private loans. You can also check with your employer to see if they offer tuition reimbursement for your courses. A Walden enrollment advisor can help you determine which funding options are available to you. Additionally, you can save time and money by transferring credits earned previously.

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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