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Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)

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Improve outcomes for acutely and critically ill adult geriatric patients

The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) graduate is prepared for intensive care, trauma, and acute care settings.  In this program, students will be educated to diagnose and treat adult and geriatric populations who are acutely and critically ill, focusing on preventing complications while improving the health of the patient. 

AGACNP students will receive a rigorous academic program with hands-on experience and varied clinical opportunities to manage adult- geriatric patients across the continuum of acute, chronic, and critical care. Students will learn to develop and apply their assessment, diagnostic, and treatment skills for patients who are physiologically unstable, technologically dependent, and highly vulnerable to complications.

Completion of the program enables graduates to be licensed and eligible for national certification (ANCC and AACN) as an AGACNP and practice in various acute in-patient and outpatient settings.


Molloy University ANCC 2022 first-time candidate pass rate for AGACNP - 100%


If interested, Molloy also offers a Post Baccalaureate in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing (DNP) AGACNP Pathway. Post Baccalaureate to DNP


Learn more about our Masters in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner!

  • Required Courses

    Core Courses - 9 Credits

    • NUR 5051 Theoretical Applications in Transformative Leadership  - 3 credits
    • NUR 5052 Reflective Practice and Advocacy - 3 credits
    • NUR 5053 Research & Evidenced Based Practice in Nursing - 3 credits


    Advanced Practice Core Courses - 12 Credits 

    • NUR 5240 Advanced Pathophysiology - 3 credits
    • NUR 5730 Pharmacotherapeutics - 3 credits
    • NUR 5721 Advanced Physical Assessment - 45 Lab and Clinical hrs - 3 credits
    • NUR 5831 The Role of the NP - 3 credits


    AGACNP Program Courses - 18 Credits

    • NUR 5760 AGNP: Diagnostic Reasoning (90 clinical hrs.) - 3 credits
    • NUR 5881 AGACNP: Pathophysiology/Pharmacology/Therapeutics in Adult Care I - 3 credits
    • NUR 5882 AGACNP: Pathophysiology/Pharmacology/Therapeutics in Adult Care II - 3 credits
    • NUR 5883 AGACNP: Pathophysiology/Pharmacology/Therapeutics in Adult Care III - 3 credits
    • NUR 5891 AGACNP: Adult Acute Care Practicum I (155 clinical hrs.) - 2 credits
    • NUR 5892 AGACNP: Adult Acute Care Practicum II (155 clinical hrs.) - 2 credits
    • NUR 5893 AGACNP: Adult Acute Care Practicum III (155 clinical hrs.) - 2 credits


    Elective Courses - 6 Credits

    Total Credits - 45

  • Catalog Course Descriptions

    For more information and course descriptions visit our Graduate Course Catalog.

    Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner MS
  • Post Baccalaureate Degree to DNP Pathway

    Designed for working nurses looking to advance their careers, the post-baccalaureate to DNP pathway is a 5 year part time program where you will receive an advanced practice certification and registration as a nurse practitioner and obtain your DNP Degree.

    Post Baccalaureate Degree to DNP
  • Post-Masters Advanced Certificate Program

    Already have your nursing masters? Further advance your career with a post-masters certificate. Molloy offers programs in nursing administration with informatics, adult gerontology clinical nurse specialist, pediatric nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner primary care, adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner, adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner and nursing education.  

    Post Masters Advanced Certificate Program AGACNP