Academics & Admissions

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner DNP program prepares you to provide direct patient care to adults with complex, acute illnesses.

Program Overview

We are still accepting Fall 2021 graduate applications beyond the stated deadlines. Submit your application today!

Spring deadline

Apply for Spring 2021 admission from July 1st – Oct. 15th

Fall deadline

April 15th deadline for Fall 2021 admission

Credits and hours

75 credits


4-year or 5-year
study plans

At Rutgers School of Nursing, we prepare adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioners to provide advanced nursing care to patients with complex, critical, and chronic health conditions, including the delivery of acute care services.

With an emphasis on health promotion and preventive care, our program will equip you to provide The acute care nurse practitioner performs diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to manage acute and critical health problems. This includes ordering, performing, interpreting, and supervising interventions and diagnostic strategies to promote stability and health during the acute or chronic critical illness.

Upon graduation, you will be eligible to sit for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification (AGACNP-BC) through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Amita Avadhani

Meet the Specialty Director

Dr. Amita Avadhani is an Associate Professor and the Interim Specialty Director for Adult Gerontology Acute Care Program. Her research Interests are: Infectious Diseases, Critical Care, End of Life Care, and Quality of Work Life.