Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Online Master's Degree Program

AGACNP Training for RNs Seeking to Advance Their Careers and Improve Patient Outcomes by caring for the acutely ill, complex adult and gerontology population.

For experienced and motivated acute care nurses, the natural next phase of your career often means becoming an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP). Advanced practice roles in acute care are among the fastest growing and expanding roles in advanced practice nursing.

The AGACNP online concentration is a part of UConn's Nursing master's (MS) and doctoral (DNP) online degree programs. To learn about all of UConn's online Nursing concentrations, visit

Graduates of the University of Connecticut AGACNP program are prepared with exceptional clinical skills and the knowledge to manage the care of acutely ill, complex adult and gerontology populations. This will be especially important as the aging population requires increasingly complex care. 

While graduate programs in advanced practice acute care require significant time and financial commitments, your return on investment can be incredibly rewarding.  

The AGACNP program is designed for licensed registered nurses who currently hold a bachelor's degree in nursing with at least two years of experience (2,080 hours) - within the past two years - in an acute care setting and who aspire to become advanced practice nurses.

AGACNP Certification and Preparedness

After completing UConn’s Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Master’s Program:

  • Graduates are prepared to work as Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (AGACNP).
  • Nurse Practitioner graduates are eligible to apply for the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner examination given by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) or American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). 
  • Graduates will be eligible for AACN or ANCC certification.


Note: UConn's AGACNP online degree program curriculum requires a clinical placement component. Prior to participating in clinical learning experiences, students are required to meet specific compliance criteria, including but not limited to, American Health Association certification for Healthcare Providers, health and immunization requirements, a criminal background check, and a drug test by certain published deadlines. Students are responsible for covering the costs for these requirements.

Students are primarily responsible for securing their own clinical placements. Students will work closely with the program director but the primary responsibility in finding placement is the students'. When and where possible, the track director will assist students in finding placement.

The Adult Acute Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Master's Degree program only accept students within the fall semester. Please submit materials no later than April 1 to begin the following fall semester. The fall application opens mid-September of each year.

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Days Until App Deadline
Ends On April 1, 2022

UConn AGACNP Information Session

Attend an AGACNP Information Session
September Information Session 1
Monday, September 13 at 8:00 AM
September Information Session 2
Tuesday, September 14 at 5:00 PM
October Information Session 1
Monday, October 18 at 8:00 AM
October Information Session 2
Tuesday, October 19 at 5:00 PM

The online AGACNP program is offered on a full or part-time basis, consisting of:

UConn Online Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Online Master's Degree Program45



Total Semesters

UConn Online Adult Gerontoloty Acute Care Master's Degree700-800

Clinical Hours

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On-Campus Intensives