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Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

72 months
1245 USD/credit 8715 USD/year
1245 USD/credit 8715 USD/year
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The Master in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from Marquette University prepares the student to apply advanced clinical assessment and management skills to complex health problems commonly encountered among ill adults and older adults in the acute care setting. 


The Master in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from Marquette University's graduates will be academically eligible to take the national certification examination for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP).  

Program Highlights

  • Advisor who works closely with you throughout your program
  • Offers a variety of in-person, hybrid and online courses
  • Smaller class sizes allow faculty and student to get to know each other
  • Clinical site placement
  • Consistently high pass rate for the Adult Gerontology Certification examination


  • Applicants to the Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program should have graduated with, or be about to graduate with, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program with an upper division major in nursing.
  • The required minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.000 on a 4.000 scale is required for the M.S.N. For graduates of foreign nursing schools, a formal evaluation of their nursing program of study documenting equivalency to a U.S. Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree must be submitted.
  • Prior to or during the first term of study, all Master of Science in Nursing applicants must have taken undergraduate nursing research and a statistics course which included inferential analysis (must be completed within 5 years of program start date). If the time period of 5 years has been exceeded for the statistics course, it may be possible for applicants to demonstrate proficiency by examination through an approved testing source (list of approved examinations available from the College of Nursing). Applicants who select an advanced practice nursing specialization must have taken an undergraduate course in health assessment.
  • BCLS from the American Heart Association, which must be maintained during all programs. Additional certifications:  adult-gerontology acute care - ACLS prior to clinical. 
  • All applicants must be registered in the United States as a professional nurse. Graduates of nursing schools in foreign countries must successfully complete the certification program administered by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools and must be licensed in Wisconsin.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Management of Episodic Health Problems
  • Complex Health Problems
  • Differential Diagnosis and Advanced Skills for the Acutely Ill Adult
  • Complex Acute Care Problems
  • Advanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Adult-Gerontology 1 Clinical
  • Organizational and Systems Leadership

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 SCH


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application form and fee online.
  • Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges/universities.
  • Three completed recommendation letters prepared by previous or present employers and teachers familiar with graduate education in nursing. (Post-master's certificate requires only one completed recommendation.)
  • A resume and written statement of professional goals, including reasons for pursuing graduate study.
  • International applicants only: TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.
  • The adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner may require an interview. Applicants who are invited for an interview are notified by email.

Work experience

  • Two years of practice in an acute care setting is required for acute care students prior to beginning clinical practicum course work.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8715 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1245 USD per credit during 72 months.
  • National

    8715 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1245 USD per credit during 72 months.

Living costs for Milwaukee

1066 - 1767 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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