The online Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program from the Wegmans School of Nursing at St. John Fisher University will empower you to help adult and elderly patients manage acute and chronic pain.
This program will be available online beginning in January 2022.
600 Clinical Placement Hours
We offer our online Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program on a part-time schedule. This allows you to:
Maintain the flexibility you need to balance professional and personal obligations with your education
Our curriculum consists of academic coursework and clinical rotations that will prepare you to address the various needs of patients experiencing acute and chronic conditions.
All four of our programs include 30 credits of scholarship core and direct core coursework to help you master the key skills needed by all nurse practitioners. The online AGACNP curriculum continues with 16 credits of advanced coursework that will prepare you to care for adults and elderly individuals experiencing acute and chronic health conditions. These specialized courses will prepare you to:
Make advanced clinical decisions in acute care settings
Care for a range of chronic conditions
Reduce risk and promote health throughout adulthood
You’ll gain hands-on experience caring for individuals with chronic health conditions through 600 hours of clinical rotations in your own community. Under the supervision of an advanced practitioner, you’ll learn to assess a patient’s immediate health situation, provide medical interventions, and more. Your rotations may take place in settings such as:
Urgent care centers
Ambulatory care facilities
Rotations must occur outside of your current place of employment.
In addition, you’ll visit our campus in Rochester, New York for one pre-clinical immersion and one acute care immersion. Immersions are opportunities to practice critical nursing skills hands-on, experience our state-of-the-art nursing facilities, and strengthen your connections within the Fisher community.
Prepare to Become an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at Fisher
Nurse practitioners specializing in acute care can expect fast-paced shifts, frequent contact with patients, and decision-making to care for critically ill or injured adults. Most acute care nurses work in settings such as:
Inpatient or hospital settings
Regardless of where they work, acute care specialists serve patients experiencing complex chronic illness and injury. By developing treatment plans for patients, they are able to help prevent future complications and manage patients’ pain.