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Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies

MS, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP (AGACNP)

About the Program

The Master of Science with a major in Nursing Program's AGACNP track, through an interprofessional learning model, will graduate AGACNPs who will be prepared to provide quality, holistic, scientifically sound, and patient-centered care while optimizing the health and well-being of diverse populations and communities for the betterment of humanity.

The focus of the AGACNP track is to prepare graduates to provide patient-centered quality care to the adult and older adult population. The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP applies evidence in practice designed to improve quality of care and health outcomes. The adult gerontology population-focused competencies incorporated into the Master of Science program build on the NP Core Competencies (NONPF, 2014, 2016).

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Program Overview

The focus of the AGACNP track is to prepare graduates to provide patient-centered quality care to the adult and older adult population. The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP applies evidence in practice designed to improve quality of care and health outcomes. The adult gerontology population-focused competencies incorporated into the Master of Science program build on the NP Core Competencies (NONPF, 2011, 2012).

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam.