Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Master of Science in Nursing

Adult-Gerontology – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

The Adult-Gerontology: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner is prepared to assess and manage the full continuum of care services for the acutely and critically ill. The core knowledge provided in the specialty coursework is based on the full spectrum of high acuity patient care needs.

The program has met the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) certification eligibility educational requirements. Students who complete this program in its entirety have the educational preparation to sit for the ANCC certification in this role and population. Applicants must also meet any additional eligibility criteria in effect when they apply for certification.

The Adult-Gerontology: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program has also met the requirements for the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Certification Corporation ACNP-AG certification exam. This is an entry-level advanced practice certification for nurses educated at the graduate level to meet the specialized needs of adult-gerontology patients with complex acute and/or chronic health conditions. Read more about the ACNPC-AG certification exam.

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Dr. Carey Heck, PhD, CRNP, AGACNP-BC
Program Director- Adult-Gerontology: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 

Ksenia Zukowsky, PhD, CRNP, NNP-BC
Chair, Graduate Programs