Department of Nursing
Dr. Valerie O’Dell, MSN Director
3132 Cushwa Hall
Dr. Cynthia Shields, AG-ACNP Coordinator
2328 Cushwa Hall
The online Post Masters Adult Gerontology – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) Certificate program option is designed to prepare the post-masters prepared nurse with opportunities to build upon their current knowledge and obtain additional advanced practice knowledge and skill to enable them to provide direct acute care to adult and older adult individuals and families.
Youngstown State University online nursing program must meet the standards of the state(s) in which we possess authority to provide education and may only admit students from states in which we have approval. Online nursing program students must complete the program in the state of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan, or Florida.
Graduates of this program will be qualified and eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center AG-ACNP certification examination. Following national certification, graduates are also qualified to be recognized as an Adult Gerontology – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and is granted prescriptive authority through the State Board of Nursing.
Advanced Standing Program (18 hours)
Applicants who have already earned an MSN degree with nurse practitioner qualifications are automatically considered for advanced standing status. The advanced standing program permits students to complete all requirements of the Adult Gerontology - Acute Care Nurse Practitioner option in 18 hours. This unique program blends online coursework and clinical experiences, including a practicum consisting of 600 hours in a variety of primary care settings.
NURS 7037 Adult Gero Acute Care 1 3 sh
NURS 7039 Adult Gero Acute Care 2 3 sh
NURS 7041 Adult Gero Acute Care 3 3 sh
NURS 7038 Adult Gero Acute Care 1 Practicum 3 sh
NURS 7040 Adult Gero Acute Care 2 Practicum 3 sh
NURS 7042 Adult Gero Acute Care 3 Practicum 3 sh
|NURS 6902||Advanced Pathophysiology||3|
|NURS 6903||Advanced Pharmacology (unless completed previously )||3|
|NURS 6904||Advanced Health Assessment (unless completed previously )||3|
|NURS 6917||Differential Diagnosis||3|
|NURS 6918||Advanced Diagnostics and Technologies||3|
|NURS 7003||Role Development in Advanced Practice||3|
|NURS 7037||Adult Gerontology Acute Care 1||3|
|NURS 7038||Adult Gerontology Acute Care 1 Practicum||2|
|NURS 7039||Adult Gerontology Acute Care 2||3|
|NURS 7040||Adult Gerontology Acute Care 2 Practicum||3|
|NURS 7041||Adult Gerontology Acute Care 3||3|
|NURS 7042||Adult Gerontology Acute Care 3 Practicum||3|
|Total Semester Hours||35|