DNP-Adult Gerontology Acute Care Advanced Practice Nursing Programs

DNP-Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program


Students take core courses covering evidence-based and scholarly-based approaches to meet Adult Geriatric Acute Care Advanced Practice Nursing Competencies and Doctor of Nursing Practice Competencies. Students complete more than 1000 hours of clinical and simulated experiences which emphasize essential competencies to address the complex health care needs of vulnerable and acute and/or chronically ill patients and their families.

Program Curricula Full-time
Program Curricula Part-time      
Admission Requirements    

Application Deadlines:

Fall Entry: April 1
Spring Entry: June 1 for Augusta University MSN-CNL alumni only; part-time study only) 

Complete applications fully processed into the system by the application deadline will receive consideration priority.  All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made.  Supporting materials received after the program deadline will only be considered on a space-available basis.

Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.

Applicants are encouraged to check the status of their application regularly to ensure documents requested and/or sent have been processed into the system.

Concentration Options

The DNP-Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP-AGACNP) concentration educates nurses to become board-eligible as an Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP).  The DNP programs are approved by the Georgia Board of Regents as a web-based program with greater than 50 percent of the program taught on-line.  Cohort locations are on our Augusta and Athens campus.  Clinical rotations are typically completed within Georgia.

Prospective students for the DNP-AGACNP concentration Adult Gerontology Acute Care APN programs are considered on an individual basis requiring careful evaluation of their transcripts and clinical backgrounds to determine specific content and courses needed to reach their professional goals.

Scholarship and Educational Opportunities

Concentration Goals

The goals of the Doctor of Nursing Practice - Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner concentration are to prepare graduates to:

  • Increase health equality and improve acute care health outcomes
  • Manage complex patient care in acute or chronic practice settings

Other Information

Contact Us

DNP - Adult Gerontology Acute Care Advanced Practice Program

Marguerite Murphy, DNP, RN
DNP Program Director - Acute Care Tracks

AGACNP Track Coordinator