Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Option

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Provide healing for adults

Evaluate, educate and diagnose adults of all ages.

Help your patients recover from a range of illnesses or conditions.

Degree options

Want to take the practice leadership option? Review the program requirements for the exact courses you need to take.

Use a three-year plan as the guide for your overall schedule.

Why take the AGACNP option?

  • Gain hands-on experience - Train in a clinical setting under the supervision of knowledgable faculty. Explore assessment techniques to diagnose and treat complex or acutely ill patients.
  • Develop in-demand skills - Your specialized knowledge will lead you to diverse opportunities, career advancement and lucrative salaries in a rewarding profession.
  • Get a fast and flexible education - Finish your degree in three years. Several of your required courses are available online.
  • Choose an affordable learning option - Missouri State's accredited master's program offers low costs and fees.
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Careers and outcomes
Specialize in managing the health care of adult patients.


Here, you'll live by a code of ethics and adopt a culture of caring.


The BSN, MSN, DNP and  post-master's Health Educator and Population Health certificate programs at Missouri State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (


Missouri State Board of Nursing: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (four-year BSN).