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Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, MSN

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #561 (QS) Online
This specialized MSN is conducted by Drexel University’s nationally ranked College of Nursing and Health Professionals and provides the knowledge and skills needed to meet the specialized needs of this patient base. Acute Care Nurse Practitioners are primarily employed in hospital settings including hospitalist roles, intensive care units and specialty medical and surgical practices.

About

The accredited online MSN Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program is designed to train nurse practitioners in the management of acute and critically ill patients with complex chronic medical conditions. 

The program places a special emphasis on diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision-making, and is designed to prepare acute care nurses for roles as clinicians, educators, researchers, and leaders in multi-disciplinary healthcare environments.

Accreditation

The master's degree in nursing at Drexel University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments
  • Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care
  • Quality and Safety in Healthcare
  • Research Methods and Biostatistics
  • Evaluation and Translation of Health Research

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    57 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
  • Two professional letters of recommendation from either previous or immediate supervisors or former nursing faculty members 
  • Personal statement (under 1,000 words) 
  • Resume including specific details of your responsibilities and job experiences
  • A copy of your United States RN license 
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Financial Aid Information
  • Proof of Financial Responsibility (International Applicants Only)

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    968 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 968 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    968 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 968 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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