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Post-Masters Acute Care NP Programs

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Has 8 years experience.

I’m applying to CSULB and CSULA. However, my BSN/MSN was a pass/no pass system which translates to a 3.0. Combined with my ADN my average is 3.11. I’ve been a nurse for 7 years, have my PCCN, and charge/teaching experience but I’m afraid I won’t get in because of my GPA.

What other programs (online or hybrid) have good reputations for their Acute Care program? 
 

Thanks in advance. 

barcode120x, ADN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Telemetry. Has 6 years experience.

Don't think I've heard of an acute care NP Program. I had the impression anyone going for NP essentially goes through an FNP program first and then transfers to another school that has a specific certification for a NP specialty such as E-NP. For acute care I would imagine you are talking about a hospitalist or internal med NP and I would think that would definitely need to be some sort of certification. I do know that PMHNP programs are their own programs that combine both MH specialty and FNP together.

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ineedachange1, BSN, RN

Has 8 years experience.

@Alaxamanathere are several Adult Acute Care NP programs but they are better known as "Adult/Gerontology Acute Care NP Programs.  According to US News, Duke University and U-Penn have the top programs in the country.  I am not sure if they offer online/hybrid programs but I am including the link to the information from US News and Graduate Nursing Education Organization so you can do more research.

https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-nursing-schools/nurse-practitioner-adult-geriatric-acute-care-rankings

https://www.graduatenursingedu.org/top-40-best-MSN-agnp-programs-by-region-for-2019-20/

https://www.registerednursing.org/nurse-practitioner/acnp/programs/

Good Luck!

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I forgot to include links