Walsh Launches New Acute Care MSN Degree Program


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New Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Walsh University Byers School of Nursing continues to address the educational needs of the healthcare industry with the launch of its newest degree program, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP). This new program is designed to prepare nurses to manage complex patient care situations, providing specialized medical care and advanced nursing skills to patients in a hospital or clinic setting.

As part of Walsh University's Master of Science in Nursing program, the AGACNP track consists of both online and traditional classes and provides students with a solid theoretical basis and clinical experiences in a variety of acute care environments. Registration is open and classes will begin this fall 2018. Both full-time and part-time options are available, allowing students to complete their master’s degree in two to three years. Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for certification as an AGACNP.

This Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited program prepares Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners to:

  • Care for adult and aging patients with acute, chronic and critical conditions
  • Work in fast-paced clinical environments such as emergency departments, intensive or critical care units, specialty clinics, or post-acute settings including home or rehabilitative care
  • Collaborate with other medical professionals to provide well-rounded patient care 

Walsh University has a strong reputation for producing career-ready nurses. Walsh MSN students are known for having a 100 percent pass rate on their certification exams. With Walsh’s unique curriculum and highly competent faculty who focus on student learning, clinical experiences and hands-on learning, Walsh MSN graduates are better prepared to enter the field upon graduation.

Visit the program webpage to learn more or call Associate Director of Graduate Admissions Mona McAuliffe at 330-490-7406.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Walsh University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. (