ACNP Curriculum

ACNP CurriculumThe Adult-Older Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) curriculum is designed to facilitate your success as an advanced practice nurse. Marquette’s focus on student success, combined with clinical rotations at St.Vincent Health in Indianapolis, offers ACNP students a first-rate, faith-based education, resulting in a Master of Science in Nursing.

ACNP students will complete a total of 42 credit hours of course work through flexible and engaging online courses completed on a part-time basis, allowing you to continue working as a registered nurse while earning your MSN.

ACNP Curriculum in Indianapolis

Core Courses — 12 Credits

NURS 6000 — Theoretical Foundations of Nursing

NURS 6007 — Ethics, Policy, and Health Care Advocacy

NURS 6009 — Organizational and Systems Leadership

NURS 6010 — Research and Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing


Foundation Courses — 9 Credits

NURS 6030 — Pathophysiology Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice

NURS 6032 — Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing

NURS 6035 — Advanced Health Assessment


Specialty Courses — 21 Credits

NURS 6037 — Management of Episodic Health Problems

NURS 6240 — Complex Health Problems

NURS 6335 — Differential Diagnosis and Advanced Skills for the Acutely Ill Adult

NURS 6340 — Complex Acute Care Problems

NURS 6351 — Advanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Adult-Older Adult–1 Practicum

NURS 6352 — Advanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Adult-Older Adult–2 Practicum

NURS 6353 — Advanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Adult-Older Adult–3 Practicum


To learn how you can earn your Master of Science in Nursing through Marquette University without sidelining your nursing career, contact an admissions adviser today.

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