Adult - Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)

Allen College offers the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner master’s degree in response to the need for advanced practice nurses. This is the only program in Iowa that currently offers this option for graduate study. Acutely ill patients increasingly dominate the inpatient population.  Research has shown that in these settings nurse practitioners provide quality care, decrease length of stay, and improve patient and family satisfaction. Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (AGACNP) are needed to help assess and manage acutely ill patients within the inpatient/hospital setting and across hospital-to-clinic settings, including the emergency department, intensive care unit, specialty labs, acute care wards, specialty clinics, or any combination of the above.

A post-graduate certificate program is available for individuals who already hold an MSN degree.