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Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner


The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (A-G ACNP) track prepares graduates to provide independent and collaborated management of young, middle, and older adults from diverse populations who are suffering from acute, critical, or chronic illnesses. The program has emphasis on stabilization and management of this population in a variety of settings. Practice sites are variable but focused in high-acuity inpatient settings. The program is offered online through the Gainesville and Jacksonville campuses.

A variety of clinical sites are available but must be within the State of Florida.  Travel may be required periodically for structured clinical learning experiences.

A Post-Master’s Certificate Program is also available to students who already have a MSN degree. Please access information on this program here.

Individualized clinical learning experiences are arranged in appropriate health care settings located in proximity to the student’s place of residence. A-G ACNP  graduates and students who complete the post-masters ACNP certificate program are eligible for national certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN).

Please be advised, progression in advanced practice nursing tracks requires supervised and precepted experience in specialized clinical settings. Students admitted to APN tracks are advised that they may be required to travel to clinical sites for these experiences, and that if they are unable to their progress in the curriculum will be delayed.

Application deadline for the graduate program is March 15. (See below for more details)*

*Note: The March 15 deadline for the DNP program indicates the earliest date when the College will begin accepting students. After March 15, applications to the DNP program will be accepted until May 31st and students will be accepted on a space available basis.

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner track applicants should refer to the Doctor of Nursing Practice page for admission criteria and application process information.

BSN to DNPFull Time Curriculum Plan

Postmaster’s Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (PM A-G ACNP) certificate curriculum plans are developed for prospective students who have already earned an MSN and would like to pursue an additional specialty area in adult-gerontology acute care. Plans are individualized based on the national certification requirements for eligibility to take the certification examination as well as previous MSN coursework completed by the prospective A-G ACNP student.

Contact information

All general program inquiries should be directed to:

UF College of Nursing
PO Box 100197
Gainesville, FL 32610-0197
(352) 273-6331