Adult gerontology acute care NP

The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program, prepares students as advanced practice providers who can manage acute health conditions in adults. Our students have clinical experiences in a wide variety of clinical settings including hospitals, urgent care clinics, private practice, and health centers. A coordinator who is board certified in acute care oversees this APRN specalty track.

AGACNP are eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification examination in adult/gerontology acute care.

The AGACNP track consists of 525 hours of direct, hands-on patient care in adult acute care settings under the supervision of a licensed preceptor practitioner. Through community partnerships, IUSON offers consistent placement for AGACNP students. Preceptors include advanced practice registered nurses (NPs) and physicians within the field of acute care. Experienced AGACNP faculty teach the track's hybrid (a mix of face-to-face and online) courses thereby ensuring quality, oversight, and relationships with students and community-based preceptors.

AG-ACNP websites
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF) preceptor portal 

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Society of Critical Care Medicine
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification Board (ANCC) 
Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses of Indiana 

Precepting is Incredibly Rewarding

"I have found precepting for the IUSON ACNP program incredibly rewarding. It is amazing to have a chance to foster a passion for learning and nursing practice in future NPs. By teaching I am constantly processing information in a new way which also builds my own knowledge base." Annie Echelbarger, MSN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN-CMS, Community Hospital North, Critical Care Nurse Practitioner