Carolinas HealthCare System and the University of North Carolina Charlotte are partnering to offer the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program, an accredited, clinically focused, campus-based graduate nursing program designed to prepare advanced practice nurses for the changing healthcare workforce.
The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program, a 47-credit-hour master's degree program, readies graduates for inpatient/outpatient acute care settings and specialty practices. Students will learn how to manage patients ranging from adolescence to older adulthood who have complex acute and/or chronic health problems.
The program focuses on a theoretical foundation and evidence-based clinical practice with particular attention to pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, critical decision making, patient management, advanced technical skills and promoting physical and psychological well-being.
Carolinas HealthCare System's board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners make the System a prime resource for the clinical experience. Our exceptional healthcare providers offer individual attention to students in a variety of clinical settings, including:
The Post Master's Certificate for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program consists of coursework and clinical experiences totaling approximately 20 graduate credit hours. This program is ideal for actively practicing nurse practitioners who want to obtain board certification as an AGACNP. While graduate admissions criteria state that applicants for the Post Master's Certificate in AGACNP are required to have completed Advanced Pathophysiology, Health Assessment and Advanced Pharmacology within the last five years, transcripts of actively practicing nurse practitioners board certified as Adult (Adult-Gerontology Primary Care), Family, Psychiatric or Pediatric will be assessed in terms of admission requirements by the UNCC Graduate Admissions Committee. All course work must be completed within four years and a 3.0 GPA is required.
Please visit the UNCC graduate nursing website for additional information:
Brian K. Jefferson, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, FCCM
Carolinas HealthCare System AGACNP Program Coordinator
Email: Brian Jefferson
David Langford, PhD, RN
Interim Associate Director, Graduate Division
University of North Carolina Charlotte
Email: David Langford