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Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care

Address

Norco Nursing and Health Services
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1840

Website

https://hs.boisestate.edu/nursing/agnp/

Application Process Questions:
Nancy Loftus

nancyloftus@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-3819

Curriculum or Program Questions:
Dr. Renee Walters, Ph.D., FNP

reneewalters@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-2201

Description

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Master of Nursing: This program allows nurses to earn the academic credentials required to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner and practice in urgent, emergency, and critical care settings. The curriculum focuses on integrating theory and practice, conducting research and scholarly inquiry, and developing advanced skills in the diagnosis and management of adult/geriatric health and illness. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills needed for privileging and pursue ANCC or AACN certification in Adult Gerontology – Acute Care.

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Graduate Certificate: This program allows nurse practitioners to expand their scope of practice to urgent, emergency, and critical care settings, and acquire the education and skills needed to prepare for privileging and to pursue ANCC or AACN certification in Adult Gerontology – Acute Care.

Degree Requirements

Master of Nursing, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care Option, M.N.
Graduate Certificate, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care, G.C.

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round (rolling admission). However, we make the first admission decisions for applicants who apply and upload all required documents by the priority deadline. This includes arranging for official transcripts to be sent to Boise State.

Master of Nursing AGNP Acute Care Priority Deadline: October 15 (Classes begin Spring term)

Graduate Certificate AGNP Acute Care Priority Deadline: April 1 (Classes begin Summer term)

Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered if space is available.

Admission Requirements

AGNP-Acute Care Masters of Nursing

Please download and review application instructions pdf.
  1. Apply to the Graduate College, upload the required supporting documents, and submit the required fee.International applicants must satisfy the international requirements.
  2. Arrange for official transcripts to be sent to Boise State from each educational institution attended.
  3. Upload a copy of a valid, unencumbered RN license issued be a state or territory of the United States.
  4. Upload a professional resume or curriculum vitae including documentation of one year of direct patient care experience in an ICU/CCU, Emergency Room or similar critical care environment/department with the patient population of interest (adult/gerontology). Waiver of this requirement is reviewed on an individual basis.
  5. Upload a Goal Statement that introduces yourself, your educational goals and your long term professional goals to the admission committee.
  6. Upload the AGNP Written Interview Survey
  7. Provide three professional references. Your references will be emailed by Boise State and asked to complete an evaluation form. References should be nursing faculty members, professional healthcare colleagues, or work supervisors who can evaluate your potential for success in a graduate program.
  8. Submit the School of Nursing Application Processing $20.00 Fee.

Please note – all applicants to the AGNP-Acute Care Master’s Program must:

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a CCNE or ACEN (formerly NLNAC) accredited nursing program.
  2. Have one year of direct patient care experience in an ICU/CCU. Emergency Room or similar critical care environment/department with patient population of interest (adult-gerontology). Waiver of this requirement is reviewed on an individual case basis.
  3. Be practicing in a state eligible for the AGNP program. Eligible states include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
  4. If applicable, a 3.0 GPA in previous graduate program courses (on a 4.0 scale).
  5. Have completed an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of “C” or better. If this course was completed 5 or more years prior to admission, applicants are highly encouraged to update their knowledge of statistical course content prior to entry into the AGNP program.
  6. Have completed an undergraduate research course with a grade of “C” or better. If this course was completed 5 or more years prior to admission, applicants are highly encouraged to update their research skills prior to entry into the AGNP program.
  7. Be proficient in English (written & spoken).
  8. Meet the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) functional abilities essential for nursing practice, including:
    1. Ability to see, hear and touch, smell and distinguish colors.
    2. Oral and writing ability with accuracy, clarity and efficiency.
    3. Manual dexterity, gross and fine movements.
    4. Ability to learn, think critically, analyze, assess, solve problems, and reach judgments.

AGNP-Acute Care Graduate Certificate

Please download and review application instructions PDF.
  1. Apply to the Graduate College, upload the required supporting documents, and submit the required fee.International applicants must satisfy the international requirements.
  2. Arrange for official transcripts to be sent to Boise State from each educational institution attended.
  3. Upload a copy of a valid, unencumbered RN license issued by a state or territory of the United States.
  4. Upload a copy of a valid, unencumbered NP license issued by a state or territory of the United States.
  5. Upload documentation showing that you possess national board certification (AANP, ANCC) allowing practice as a Nurse Practitioner.
  6. Upload a professional resume or curriculum vitae.
  7. Upload a Goal Statement that introduces yourself, your educational goals and your long term professional goals to the admission committee.
  8. Provide three professional references. Your references will be emailed by Boise State and asked to complete an evaluation form. References should be nursing faculty members, professional healthcare colleagues, or work supervisors who can evaluate your potential for success in a graduate-level program.
  9. Submit the School of Nursing Application Processing $20.00 Fee.

Please note – all applicants to the AGNP-Acute Care Certificate Program must:

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a CCNE or ACEN (formerly NLNAC) accredited nursing program.
  2. Hold a master’s degree in nursing from a CCNE or ACEN (formerly NLNAC) accredited nursing program.
  3. Be practicing in a state eligible for the AGNP program. Eligible states include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
  4. Have a graduate GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  5. Be proficient in English (written & spoken)
  6. Meet the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) functional abilities essential for nursing practice, including:
    1. Ability to see, hear and touch, smell and distinguish colors.
    2. Oral and writing ability with accuracy, clarity and efficiency.
    3. Manual dexterity, gross and fine movements
    4. Ability to learn, think critically, analyze, assess, solve problems, and reach judgments.
    5. Emotional stability and ability to accept responsibility and accountability.