Master of Science in Nursing with a major in Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Middle Georgia State University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 43

Program Description

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program will require students to complete 43 hours of graduate coursework. This advanced practice program will prepare nurses to provide care to a broad population base (young adult to geriatric populations) in a variety of acute/sub-acute care settings. The curriculum content will focus on health promotion, health maintenance, differential diagnosis, disease management, and the use and prescription of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions. Learning activities will be designed to promote the transference of Lean Management skills and Six Sigma principles into the advanced practice nursing and healthcare environment. Graduates will possess the skills to provide advanced nursing care for the adult patient in acute healthcare environments including emergency rooms, intensive care units, trauma units, and in advanced diagnostic areas.

Admissions Information

Résumé Your current, targeted résumé or CV that includes all relevant paid and volunteer experience, as well as your professional experience to date. Be sure to list contact information for those who wrote your reference letters. Three Letters of Recommendation from Academic or Professional Sources The Letters of Recommendation are typed letters from academic or professional sources. Be sure to notify references that they will be asked to write a letter for you, and give them at least three weeks to complete the letter. Letters must be signed and then faxed, mailed, or scanned to the Office of Graduate Studies by the reference. Statement of Applicant Goals for Graduate Study The Statement of Applicant Goals for Graduate Study is a short 500 word or less essay describing why you want to pursue a graduate degree in Nursing, how it will help you realize your ultimate career goals, and why the program you are applying to is your best fit. Criminal Background Check, urine drug screen, and immunization tracking via PreCheck/Sentry MD. (Please be aware that criminal background findings may affect your ability to attend clinical). Physical Examination, immunizations, required titers, and TB testing at practitioner and/or clinic of your choice. Refer to the Health requirement form which will be accessible once an account is set up in PreCheck / Sentry MD. Interview Applicants are required to do a face-to-face onsite interview with the program director or a select screening committee. The program also maintains the option of arranging an online interview via Skype or a similar software. It is up to the applicant to create a Skype account, if needed, and in all other ways make themselves available for an interview as part of the required application process. Applicants should prepare as they would for any professional interview, including attention to attire, a setting that is free of distractions, and lighting and sound that are adequate. The program recommends testing the connection before a Skype interview. Applicants and interviewers should arrange ahead of time to determine which party will call to make the connection at the designated time. There are several sites that provide tips on setting up successful Skype interviews, which the program recommends for applicants to review as part of their thorough preparation. Interviews will be 15 to 30 minutes long. Entrance Essay in APA Format Written on Day of Scheduled Interview

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