Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Northern Kentucky University

Master Online
20 months
18222 USD/year
18222 USD/year
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Develop the knowledge and clinical experience you need to provide advanced nursing care for adults throughout their life span with the Master of Science in Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner online program from Northern Kentucky University. 


This fully online Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program equips you with specialized knowledge to manage treatment of patients from adolescence through old age with high acuity needs, including acute, chronic, and complex health conditions. 

Learning outcomes

As a graduate, you are prepared to take the Adult-Gero Acute Care certification examination. MSN at Northern Kentucky University core coursework includes fundamentals of theory and research for advanced nursing and evidence-based practice; advanced clinical pharmacology for APRNs; analysis and application of health data; and diagnostic reasoning and advanced physical assessment.In addition to core coursework, this 46 credit hour program's five concentration courses focus on diagnostics, advanced technologies, health promotion, and clinical decision making in acute care. 

Clinical residencies and a capstone course round out the program to synthesize your learning. You can graduate from our CCNE-accredited program in as few as 20 months.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice and Research
  • Theory and Research for EBP
  • Analysis and Application of Health Data for Advanced Nursing Practice (ANP)
  • Health Care Policy and Economics in Population Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 20 months

Start dates & application deadlines




46 alternative credits



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.

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.
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).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All students can complete NKU's Online Application to begin the process of applying to NKU. 
  • $40 application fee
  • Submit passport photocopy
  • Official Transcripts
  • Proof of English Fluency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18222 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30370 USD for the full programme and a duration of 20 months.
  • National

    18222 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30370 USD for the full programme and a duration of 20 months.


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Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
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