A Master of Science in Nursing enables registered nurses to explore career advancement opportunities in higher education, leadership, and health administration and to increase their scope of practice.
Students in the Adult-Older Adult ACNP program are prepared for successful careers as advanced practice nurses in adult-older adult acute care settings.
Yes. Through a unique partnership between Marquette University and St.Vincent Health, ACNP students are able to continue working while earning their master’s degree on a part-time basis.
The flexibility of online nurse practitioner program coursework allows students to complete coursework where and when it is convenient for them. Clinical experiences under the one-on-one guidance of a preceptor, provided within the St.Vincent Health network, reinforce the theoretical knowledge, ensuring a high-quality master’s-level education.
Students will complete the program in seven semesters of part-time study. Graduates will be academically eligible to take the national certification exam to become an acute care nurse practitioner. Total length of the program is approximately 28 months.
Students seeking admission to the Adult-Older Adult Acute Care NP program must have a valid, unrestricted RN license, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and a minimum of one (1) year experience in a hospital adult acute care setting prior to beginning clinical rotations within the ACNP program.
Before starting the application process, those interested in earning their Master of Science in Nursing should contact an admissions adviser by filling out a contact form or calling 866-891-8443.
Your admissions adviser will work with you throughout the application process to answer any questions you may have about the ACNP program, help determine program eligibility, and guide you through the application process.
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Marquette University has a history of Catholic, Jesuit teachings focused on promoting a life of faith and fostering personal growth and professional success. As a student in Marquette’s ACNP program, you are promised a high-quality education that will serve you throughout your nursing career.
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