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Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Education Requirements

Congratulations on deciding to advance your nursing career through Marquette University’s Acute Care NP program!

Before you begin the Adult-Older Adult ACNP program admissions process, be sure to speak to an admissions adviser to understand the nurse practitioner education requirements and determine your eligibility.

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MSN Prerequisites

Prior to applying for the ACNP program, students must complete the following prerequisites with a grade of C or higher:

  • Statistics, including inferential analysis (3 credits)**
  • Nursing Research (3 credits)
  • Health Assessment (3 credits)

** Must be completed within five years of program start

Nurse Practitioner Education Requirements

Prospective students must meet the following requirements to qualify for Marquette University’s ACNP program:

  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited, US-based institution
  • Valid, unrestricted RN license
  • One year of experience caring for adults in an acute care setting
  • BSN minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Nursing Application Materials

Prospective students will apply for the Acute Care NP program via the Nursing CAS application portal. Note- an application fee of $65 for first-time applicants is due to Nursing CAS at time of application.

The below material must be submitted:

  • Program application: Students must select the Indiana Adult-Older Adult Acute Care NP Program option
  • GRE score: Please note that the GRE is waived for those with a GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A resume or CV
  • A written statement of professional goals: Statement must include your reasons for pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing and must be limited to two double-spaced pages

If you have additional questions about the application process, prerequisites, nurse practitioner requirements, or the ACNP program, contact an admissions adviser today.

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Admissions Process

With a straightforward admissions process you can work through with your admissions adviser, you can start your nursing education sooner.

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ACNP Curriculum

The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) program prerequisites and requirements set you up for success as an ACNP student. The rigorous curriculum keeps you engaged in nursing-focused material that prepares you for advanced-care nursing roles in adult-gerontology acute care settings.

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