Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing

Provide Care That Counts

Ready to make a real impact on patient care? Pursue the A.P.R.N. Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program at Nova Southeastern University's Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing. You'll learn to provide restorative care for rapidly changing clinical conditions, guided by experienced nurse practitioners who bring professional case studies to life.

In just seven semesters, online and on-site, you'll gain actionable skills, from Health Promotion & Disease Prevention to Advanced Pathophysiology. Your dedicated NSU faculty adviser will support you every step of the way, leading you to a brighter future in better health care.

Start your path to a rewarding career today.

Why Earn a Nursing Degree at NSU?

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Learn from nursing leaders, build professional connections, and gain skills to stand out.
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Advanced Skills
Equip yourself with the strategies and insights to handle leadership roles with greater expertise and confidence.

Quick Facts

Tuition
Tuition
Visit the Tuition and Fees page for more information.
Curriculum
This degree program requires 51 total credits for completion.
Application Deadlines
Applications for admission are accepted online. The deadline to complete and submit the NursingCAS application for fall admission is August 1 and for winter admission is December 1.
Delivery Options
Coursework varies online and on-site at our Palm Beach campus.

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Curriculum

Semester I

Credits

(NSG 5000
Advanced Nurse Roles
/Credits: 3)
(NSG 5101
Theory and Research
/Credits: 3)
(NSG 5531
Advanced Pathophysiology
/Credits: 3)

Semester II

Credits

(NSG 5111
Evidence and Practice
/Credits: 3)
(NSG 5510
Advanced Pharmacology
/Credits: 3)
(NSG 5502
Advanced Health Assessment
/Credits: 3)

Semester III

Credits

(NSG 5220
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
/Credits: 3)
(NSG 5130
Health care Policy and Leadership
/Credits: 3)
(NSG 5571
Behavioral Health for Advanced Practice Nurses
/Credits: 3)

Semester IV

Credits

(**NSG 5620
Adult Gerontology - Acute Care I
/Credits: 3)

Semester V

Credits

(**NSG 5630
Adult Gerontology - Acute Care II
/Credits: 3)

Semester VI

Credits

(**NSG 5650
Adult Gerontology - Acute Care III
/Credits: 3)

Semester VII

Credits

(***NSG 5660
Adult Gerontology - Acute Care Capstone
/Credits: 3)

Students entering the program without a B.S.N (Bridge)

Credits

(NSG 5000B
Transition to Advanced Nursing Practice
/Credits: 6)

Expand Your Education

You’re already ahead of the game. Now add more focus to your work with an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Practitioner Postgraduate Certificate. If you have an accredited M.S.N. degree, apply to the postgraduate certification track and watch as the NSU edge transforms your career.

Postgraduate Certificate Curriculum

Students with the three separate, comprehensive graduate-level courses (winter admission only)

Credits

(**NSG 5620
Adult Gero Acute Care I
/Credits: 6)
(**NSG 5630
Adult Gero Acute Care II
/Credits: 6)
(**NSG 5650
Adult Gero Acute Care III
/Credits: 6)
(***NSG 5660
Adult Gero Acute Care Capstone
/Credits: 6)

Students needing the three separate, comprehensive graduate-level courses (fall admission only)

Credits

(NSG 5531
Advanced Pathophysiology
/Credits: 3)
(NSG 5510
Advanced Pharmacology
/Credits: 3)
(NSG 5502
Advanced Health Assessment
/Credits: 3)
(**NSG 5620
Adult Gero Acute Care I
/Credits: 6)
(**NSG 5630
Adult Gero Acute Care II
/Credits: 6)
(**NSG 5650
Adult Gero Acute Care III
/Credits: 6)
(***NSG 5660
Adult Gero Acute Care Integration Practicum
/Credits: 6)

*Requires 85 Practicum Hours
**Requires 170 Practicum Hours
***Requires 255 Practicum Hours

For those with a B.S. or B.A. in a field other than nursing, an overall GPA of 3.0 is required and satisfactory completion of NSG 5000B, Transition to Advanced Nursing Practice, prior to beginning the M.S.N. program. NSG 5000B course is only offered in the fall term.

In order to meet graduation requirements applicants must have or obtain the three separate, comprehensive graduate-level course in:

Advanced physiology/pathophysiology, including general principles that apply across the life span
Advanced health assessment, which includes assessment of all human systems, advanced assessment techniques, concepts, and approaches
Advanced pharmacology, which includes pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacotherapeutics of all broad categories of agents
Content in:

Health promotion and/or maintenance
Differential diagnosis and disease management
For a full list of all course descriptions, visit coursewizard.nova.edu.

Ready for the Next Step?

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Submit a NursingCAS Application

Submit your NursingCAS application online.

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Submit Transcripts & Additional Required Documents to NursingCAS

Request all official transcripts from all previously attended institutions to be sent directly to NursingCAS.

NursingCAS

P.O. Box 9201

Watertown, Massachusetts 02471

International applicants coursework taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institutional equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization such as one of the services listed below.

World Education Services

Josef Silny and Associates

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.

It is the applicant's responsibility to have this coursework evaluated. An official course-by-course evaluation with a cumulative grade point average must be sent directly from the evaluation service.

Once your application and all documents have been received, the application will be processed and reviewed.

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Nova Southeastern University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (https://www.aacnnursing.org/ccne-accreditation).

DEGREE TITLE

LEVEL

DEGREE

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor

B.S.N.

Please be advised that in accordance with state and federal regulations, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is required to provide the following information to prospective students considering enrollment in a degree program that leads to professional licensure. 

At this time, we cannot confirm that the Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program meets the educational requirements for professional licensure in other states or territories outside of Florida.  Although Florida law (Section 464.008 [1], [c], Florida Statute) indicates that educational requirements are met if the student graduates from an accredited program, students must check with the state in which they are seeking licensure for any additional requirements. 

Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing, BSN Program is a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited program and approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.  The program includes 2835 didactic hours and 1325 clinical hours.  Upon completing the BSN program, a student may apply for licensure in Florida or in their home state. 

Students may also apply for a multi-state license if their home state is part of the nurse licensure compact.  The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) allows a nurse to have a multi-state license to practice in their home state and other approved compact states (https://www.nursecompact.com/index.htm).

All 50 states in the United States use the same licensing exam, the NCLEX-RN and all states have the same standard for passing.  The exam is computer adapted and graded a pass/fail. https://www.nursinglicensure.org/articles/rn-licensing.html

PROGRAM MEETS EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

PROGRAM DOES NOT MEET EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

CANNOT BE CONFIRMED IF PROGRAM MEETS EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Florida

 

All States (Except Florida) the District of Columbia and the US protectorates, as defined in 34 CFR §600.2.   

For all students, applicants, or prospective students seeking licensure in any state listed in the “Program Does Not Meet Educational Requirements” or “Cannot Be Confirmed If Program Meets Educational Requirements” columns, please see the chart below detailing these states’ licensing boards and contact information.


STATE

LICENSING BOARD/CONTACT INFORMATION

Alabama

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-alabama.html#rn

Alaska

https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofNursing.aspx

Arizona

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-arizona.html#rn

Arkansas

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-arkansas.html#rn

California

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-california.html#rn

Colorado

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-colorado.html

Connecticut

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-connecticut.html#rn

Delaware

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-delaware.html#rn

District of Columbia

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-dc.html#rn

Georgia

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-georgia.html#rn

Hawaii

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-hawaii.html#rn

Idaho

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-idaho.html#rn

Illinois

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-illinois.html#rn

Indiana

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-indiana.html#rn

Iowa

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-iowa.html

Kansas

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-kansas.html#rn

Kentucky

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-kentucky.html#rn

Louisiana

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-louisiana.html#rn

Maine

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-maine.html#rn

Maryland

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-maryland.html#rn

Massachusetts

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-massachusetts.html#rn

Minnesota

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-minnesota.html#rn

Michigan

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-michigan.html#rn

Mississippi

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-mississippi.html#rn

Missouri

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-missouri.html#rn

Montana

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-montana.html#rn

Nebraska

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-nebraska.html#rn

Nevada

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-michigan.html#rn

New Hampshire

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-new-hampshire.html#rn

New Jersey

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-new-jersey.html#rn

New Mexico

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-new-mexico.html#rn

New York

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-new-york.html#rn

North Carolina

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-north-carolina.html#rn

North Dakota

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-north-dakota.html#rn

Ohio

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-ohio.html#rn

Oklahoma

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-oklahoma.html#rn

Oregon

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-oregon.html#rn

Pennsylvania

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-pennsylvania.html#rn

Rhode Island

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-rhode-island.html

South Carolina

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-south-carolina.html#rn

South Dakota

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-south-dakota.html#rn

Tennessee

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-tennessee.html#rn

Texas

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-texas.html#rn

Utah

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-utah.html#rn

Vermont

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-vermont.html#rn

Virginia

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-virginia.html#rn

Washington

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-washington.html#rn

West Virginia

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-west-virginia.html#rn

Wisconsin

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-wisconsin.html#rn

Wyoming

https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-wyoming.html#rn

American Samoa

www.board-of-nursing.com/american-samoa-board-of-nursing.php

Guam

https://www.registerednursern.com/guam-board-of-nursing-board-of-nursing-guam-information-registered-nurse-rn/

Northern Mariana Islands

https://nmibon.info/

US Virgin Islands

http://www.board-of-nursing.com/virgin-islands-board-of-nursing.php

To access nurse practice acts and administrative codes by state please visit the National of State Boards of Nursing NCSBN website (NCSBN) https://www.ncsbn.org/policy/npa.page

If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Timothy O'Connor R.N., Ph.D., L.N.H.A. toconnor@nova.edu.