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Advance your career in acute and critical care

Introducing the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Graduate Program

Across the nation there is a growing need for nurse practitioners certified to provide care for acute and critically ill patients. Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to serve these patients and answer the call.

Advance your career in this high-demand field with the new Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) graduate program at the UCF College of Nursing. Located in Orlando, amidst a hub of health care activity, the college provides a high quality education grounded in evidence-based practice. It is ranked among the best in the nation for its programs and recognized as a best value.

Curriculum overview

  • Prepares nurses for advanced practice with acute and critically ill patients
  • Designed to support collaboration and interprofessional learning with online and classroom courses
  • Emphasis on evidence-based practice, leadership and organizational analysis
  • Provides analytic, critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills to examine practice innovations
  • Combines experiential learning, laboratory simulations in a team-centered environment and direct clinical practice education

Learn More

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Program Coordinator

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Christopher Blackwell,
PhD, ARNP, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, CNE, FAANP
christopher.blackwell@ucf.edu
p: 407-823-2744
f: 407-823-5675

 

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Two options

Doctoral degree in nursing

  • Apply by Feb. 15 for Fall start
  • Open to nurses with a bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Flexible with full- and part-time options
  • Specialty courses mixed-mode
  • Other courses online
  • Extensive skill building and simulation experiences
  • 27 courses, including lab and clinical hours
  • Graduates eligible for AGACNP certification exam

Graduate certificate

  • Apply by Sept. 15 for Spring start
  • Open to nurses with a MSN degree or higher and already licensed in advanced practice role
  • Flexible part-time program
  • Specialty courses mixed-mode
  • Extensive skill building and simulation experiences
  • 8 courses, including lab and clinical hours
  • Graduates eligible for AGACNP certification exam