The 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.
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.
Marquette University’s rigorous curriculum prepares you for success as a nurse practitioner in adult-gerontology acute care settings. By completing the necessary prerequisites and meeting the education requirements, you and your fellow students are assured the same base knowledge required for success in the ACNP program.
The online aspect of the Adult-Older Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program allows you to take your lessons with you and continue to work as you advance your nursing career with a Master of Science in Nursing. The flexible learning environment keeps you engaged with your peers and professors without sacrificing high educational standards.