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Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care

Duke University

Master
24 months
Duration
21228 USD/year
21228 USD/year
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About

With increasing patient acuity, an aging population, and a growing need for highly skilled clinicians at the bedside, acute care nurse practitioners are in great demand, and the adult-gerontology nurse practitioner – acute care major (AGNP-acute care) in the Duke MSN Program offers excellent preparation.  

Overview

The AGNP-acute care major focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver nursing care to individuals from adolescence to older adulthood across acute care settings, including care of individuals in rural and under-served areas. Intensive courses, state-of-the-art simulation techniques, and immersion in clinical rotations maximize the learning experience and enable students to become active members of an interprofessional health care team.On campus intensives and state-of-the-art simulation techniques supplement an established program designed to prepare nurse practitioners for management of patients across acute care settings. Examples of practice settings include urgent care and emergency departments, hospitalist and intensive care services and step-down units in academic, community, or critical access environments.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Nurse as Scholar: Evidence-based Practice 
  • Population Health in a Global Society 
  • Professional Transitions: Advanced Nursing Practice 
  • Advanced Pathology/Physiology Across the Lifespan: A Conceptual Approach
  • Physical Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning in Advanced
  • Practice Nursing
  • Clinical Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing 3
  • Advanced Practice Nursing in Primary Care Adolescents and
  • Adult Patients 
  • Advanced Practice Nursing in Primary Care Adolescents
  • Advanced Practice Nursing Care in Older Adult Patients 
  • Advanced Practice Nursing in Acutely Ill Adult-Gerontology
  • Patients Synthesis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree with an upper division nursing major from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), or an associate degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing with a BS/BA from a regionally accredited program in another field of study.
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for the courses required for the undergraduate nursing degree(s).
  • Bachelor’s or post-bachelor’s coursework must include satisfactory completion of a course in descriptive and inferential statistics (basic biostatistics).
  • Satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) within five years. 

Work experience

Nursing experience (one year recommended for most programs; additional experience required for some programs).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21228 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10614 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    21228 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10614 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

Depending on your eligibility, financial aid can be used to pay educational expenses including tuition and fees, books and supplies, food, housing, transportation, and some personal expenses while you attend Graduate School.

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