Graceland's AGACNP Program

Master of Science in Nursing Degree
Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)

Adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioners (AGACNP's) assess and manage acutely ill patients within the in-patient or hospital setting working across departments from clinic to hospital environments such as ER, ICU, acute care wards and many other specialties.

Graceland’s online AGACNP program track prepares today’s RN to provide complex monitoring, order and interpret diagnostic tests, and develop composite treatment options based on current evidence-based practices to alleviate patient suffering and augment their overall health. 

AGACNP, Graceland’s newest graduate nursing program, prepares students to become expert clinicians by participating in clinical practicums spanning a multitude of acute care settings to include: emergency medicine, critical care medicine, hospitalist medicine, pulmonology, neurology and cardiology.

Additionally, AGACNP students pick specialty practicums which may include orthopedics, endocrinology, oncology, rheumatology and hematology. This diverse mix of specialties ensures that our AGACNP program graduates are more than qualified, not only to sit for the certification exam but are prepared to practice from day one after graduation. 

MSN Degree Course Delivery and Completion Time

Master of Science in Nursing courses are offered online via the Brightspace Learning Management System (LMS) within a 16-week trimester. The School of Nursing offers the following recommendations for completion plan schedule options. Completion times are approximate and may vary depending on each student’s individualized program of study schedule of course offerings. Master of Science in Nursing requirements include both a full-time and part-time option.

“When I was considering becoming a nurse practitioner, my dream job was in acute care. I want to learn the skills necessary to treat acutely ill patients in the inpatient setting. Finishing the Family Nurse Practitioner program, I feel I have a solid grasp on outpatient medical management of chronic and acute conditions. Desiring a broader knowledge base and skill set to help more patients in need, I have chosen the path of the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program. The skills and knowledge I will gain in the AGACNP program will make me a more confident and knowledgeable professional”


Read Dr. Dustin Williams', assistant professor of nursing and AGACNP program coordinator, work published in The Journal of Infusion Nursing.

 

Application Deadlines for MSN Online Nursing Programs

Fall Term - July 1st

Spring Term - Nov. 1st

Summer Term - March 1st

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Graceland University
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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree

Core Courses (22 s.h. required for all specialty tracks)
NURS5010 Introduction to MSN and Post-graduate Certificate Programs 0 s.h.
NURS5100 Pharmacotherapeutics 4 s.h.
NURS5121 Theory in Nursing 3 s.h.
NURS5143 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning 4 s.h.
NURS5170 Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice 4 s.h.
NURS5440 Advanced Pathophysiology 4 s.h.
NURS6930 Application of Research for Best Practices 3 s.h.

MSN Specialty Track: Adult & Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (25 s.h.)

NURS5192 Advanced Practice Procedures in Acute Care 2 s.h.
NURS5194 Advanced Practice Competencies Lab 1 s.h.
NURS5195 AGACNP Advanced Practice Competencies Lab 0 s.h.
NURS5270 Care of Adult-Gerontology Populations 3 s.h.
NURS5280 Acute Care of Adult-Gerontology Populations I 3 s.h.
NURS5290 Acute Care of Adult-Gerontology Populations II 3 s.h.
NURS5450 AGACNP Practicum: Chronic Care 3 s.h.
NURS5460 AGACNP Practicum: Acute Care 3 s.h.
NURS5470 AGACNP Practicum: Final 3 s.h.
NURS6800 Roles and Issues for Advanced Practical Nurse 4 s.h.

Courses in Nursing (MSN)

NURS5010 Introduction to MSN and Post-graduate Certificate Programs 0 s.h.
Focuses on preparing the MSN and post-graduate certificate student to be successful in an online graduate program of study. Includes mandatory completion of selected tutorials, review of academic policies, pre-clinical HIPAA and Standard Precaution requirements, and participation in pre-scheduled Live Chat sessions. Information related to university resources and services available to support successful progression and completion of the selected program of study is provided. Successful completion within the first term of enrollment is required for progression in the selected program of study. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)

NURS5100 Pharmacotherapeutics 4 s.h.
Provides the graduate advanced practice nursing student foundational knowledge and application of pharmacotherapeutics to meet the health care needs of clients, from childhood through the older years. Content focuses on the principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and provides an overview of selected therapeutic drug classes and complementary/alternative treatments, which allows students to evaluate client situations and determine therapy within the context of the overall treatment plan. Prerequisite: NURS5440.

NURS5121 Theory of Nursing 3 s.h.
Focuses on the theoretical concepts that are essential to advanced nursing roles and the interactions between theory, research and practice. Grand, mid-range and practice level theories are examined and compared. The influence of theories from other disciplines on the development of nursing theory is appraised. Students will analyze, compare, and evaluate selected nursing theories for their use in nursing education or clinical practice. Concept analysis, synthesis, and theory application are also important components of this course. Prerequisite: NURS5170.

NURS5143 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning 4 s.h.
Builds on health assessment skills developed during the professional nurses basic educational program. The course teaches students how to obtain a comprehensive assessment and use this information to develop and/or evaluate evidence based treatment plans for diverse patients with common acute and chronic health problems. Emphasis is placed on the process of clinical/diagnostic reasoning to enable the student to identify problems and make accurate diagnoses. The use of technology and electronic medical records are important components of this course.

NURS5170 Research Methods and Evidence-based Practice 4 s.h.
This course focuses on methods in generating and evaluating research for nursing practice. Principles and applications of quantitative and qualitative research designs will be explored. Ethical and legal issues in conducting research will be examined. Students will be prepared to assess needs for practice change, critically appraise existing evidence, and develop a plan for implementation and evaluation of the evidence-based practice interventions.

NURS5192 Advanced Practice Procedures in Acute Care 2 s.h.
Focuses on skill development in diagnostic and treatment modalities utilized in acute & critical care settings. Content includes fluid replacement, hemodynamic monitoring, defibrillation, ventilation. Analysis of relevant laboratory data and interpretation of radiographs and ECGs. Laboratory practice will include procedures such as suturing, intubation, line insertion. Pre-requisites: NURS5440, NURS5100.

NURS5193 Advanced Practice Nursing in Primary Care 2 s.h.
Provides a foundational knowledge of the multifaceted role of the Advanced Practice Nurse in the primary care setting; addressing selected advanced practice procedures diagnostic test interpretation and analysis of the APN as a member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team.

NURS5194 Advanced Practice Competencies Lab 1 s.h.
Focuses on assessment of selected advanced practice competencies during a mandatory face-face focus session on the Independence Campus. Prerequisite: NURS5192 (AGACNP), NURS5143 (Prerequisite must be taken no more than 2 terms in advance of lab course.), Corequisite: NURS5193 (FNP).

NURS5195 AGACNP Advanced Practice Competencies Lab 0 s.h.
Focuses on assessment of selected advanced practice competencies during a mandatory, face-to-face focus session held at the Independence Campus during Week 6. Graded on Pass/Fail basis. Prerequisite: NURS5192.

NURS5196 Psychiatric and Mental Health Advanced Practice Competencies Lab 1 s.h.
Understanding medical and mental health conditions impacting the patient across the lifespan with student performance of regular physical and mental health assessment. This course occurs prior to the start of the Practicum I course and includes a mandatory face to face focus session on the Independence, Missouri campus.

NURS5200 Primary Care of Families : Pediatrics 3 s.h.
Examines the common, acute, and chronic health problems occurring in infancy through adolescence using a body-system scheme and a physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual, intellectual, and cultural approach. Advanced pathophysiology, assessment and diagnostic strategies specific to acute and common problems in children will be emphasized. Nursing strategies to enhance, maintain and restore health will be emphasized. Prerequisites: NURS5100, NURS5143.

NURS5210 Role Socialization for Nurse Educators 2 s.h.
Focuses on socialization into the role of nurse educator. Emphasis is placed on the qualifications and competencies for the role. Students will use critical thinking skills to examine barriers and opportunities for nurses in the educator role and to propose a plan for transitioning into their new role. Interdisciplinary collaboration and relationship building are integral parts of this course.

NURS5270 Care of Adult-Gerontology Populations 3 s.h.
Focuses on comprehensive care of adult-gerontology (AG) populations. Examines common acute and chronic health problems using a body system scheme and a physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual, intellectual and cultural approach. Advanced pathophysiology, assessment and diagnostic strategies, and evidence based-practice specific to common acute and chronic conditions are emphasized. Prerequisites: NURS5100, NURS5143.

NURS5280 Acute Care of Adult-Gerontology Populations I 3 s.h.
Focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of acute/critical health alterations. Emphasis is on the most common and highest acuity of cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine and orthopedic/mobility disorders. Nursing strategies to restore, maintain and enhance health are emphasized. Prerequisites: NURS5270.

NURS5290 Acute Care of Adult-Gerontology Populations II 3 s.h.
Focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of acute/critical health alterations. Emphasis is on the most common and highest acuity of neurologic, hematology/oncology, GI/GU and rheumatic disorders. Nursing strategies to restore, maintain and enhance health are emphasized. Prerequisites: NURS5280.

NURS5440 Advanced Pathophysiology 4 s.h.
Provides the graduate nursing student with a well-grounded understanding of the pathophysiologic mechanisms of disease to serve as a foundation for clinical assessment, decision making, and management. Content focuses on etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical presentation of selected altered health states across the lifespan.

NURS5450 AGACNP Practicum: Chronic Care 3 s.h.
Focuses on the development and application of knowledge and skill in the advanced practice role under the direct supervision of an approved preceptor in a practice setting. Management of chronic health problems of AG populations is emphasized. Develops skills for collaboration with multidisciplinary teams and effective utilization of community resources. Prerequisite: NURS5280, Corequisite: NURS5290.

NURS5460 AGACNP Practicum: Acute Care 3 s.h.
Focuses on the development and application of knowledge and skill in the advanced practice role under the direct supervision of an approved preceptor in a practice setting. Management of acute health problems of AG populations is emphasized. Develops skills for collaboration with multidisciplinary teams and effective utilization of community resources. Prerequisite: NURS5450.

NURS5470 AGACNP Practicum: Final 3 s.h.
Focuses on integration, application and development in the advanced practice role under the direct supervision of an approved preceptor in a practice setting. Comprehensive management of acute and chronic health problems is emphasized. Develops skills for collaboration with multidisciplinary teams and effective utilization of community resources. Prerequisites: NURS5460.

NURS5650 Teaching Strategies 3 s.h.
Focuses on how human learning occurs, factors that influence learning, and use of teaching strategies based on learning theories. Emphasis is based on the application of theoretical principles, instructional methods, and research findings that support improved student learning.

NURS5661 Roles and Issues for Nurse Educators 3 s.h.
Focuses on socialization of the nurse into the role of educator and on the academic, legal, ethical, economic and organizational issues that influence the NE role. Emphasis is placed on preparing students for NE core competencies as delineated by the NLN Scope of Practice for Academic Nurse Educators. Interdisciplinary collaboration and transformation of nursing education are integral components of this course.

NURS5662 PMHNP Foundations: Roles, Issues and Ethical/Legal Principles 3 s.h.
Knowledge and understanding of the role of the PMHNP in various practice settings. Collaboration, leadership, cultural, and spiritual competence in specific mental health population groups will be addressed. The patients’ bill of rights, informed consent, treatment options, patient confidentiality, and HIPAA compliance will be covered. Ethical and legal components of this course with focus on involuntary treatment, least restrictive care, and patient advocacy issues related to mental health conditions

NURS5663 Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapeutic 3 s.h.
Advance pharmacology concepts focusing on mental health illnesses and clinical management of various psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. Competence in identification of psychiatric medication contraindications, interactions, adverse effects, side effects, heritability conditions, and gene to drug interactions will be emphasized.

NURS5664 PMHNP: Diagnosis and Management I (Adult & Geriatrics) 3 s.h.
Knowledge learned from previous courses provide the foundation of knowledge to focus on differential diagnosis and interventions for complex care of adult and geriatric patients with mental health symptoms and/or conditions. Complementary and alternative treatments will be explored. Clinical interviewing skills, health promotion, and disease prevention, mental health screening tools, psychiatric emergencies, and suicidal/homicidal ideations with risk assessment will be covered with information on how to screen, recognize, treat, and referral for various mental health conditions will be covered.

NURS5665 PMHNP: Diagnosis and Management II (Pediatrics) 3 s.h.
Knowledge and understanding of differential diagnoses along with treatment options to meet the needs of the pediatric patient and family. Interventions, screening, health promotion, prevention, psychiatric emergencies, and behavioral conditions for complex care of children and adolescents up to 18 years of age with a focus on mental health psychiatric symptoms and mental health conditions are covered. Evidence-based treatment on the appropriate screening tools, medications, and recommended family and developmental theories that can be used in practice.

NURS5900 Topics in Graduate Nursing 1-3 s.h.
Graduate level study of selected topics approved by the Graduate Council. Topics are announced prior to each semester they are offered. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

NURS6000 Individual Study 1-3 s.h.

NURS6200 Primary Care of Families: Adults 3 s.h.
Examines common acute and chronic health problems occurring in adults using a body-systems approach, and incorporates the physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual, intellectual and cultural aspects of the individual when planning care. Students will utilize and integrate advanced pathophysiology, pharmacology, and nursing theory to formulate differential diagnoses based on appropriate patient history and physical examination in order to create holistic treatment plans. Strategies used to enhance, maintain and restore health will be emphasized. Prerequisites: NURS5100, NURS5440.

NURS6600 Assessment of Learning in Nursing Education 3 s.h.
Focuses on academic assessment, measurement, testing, and evaluation in nursing education and preparation of nurse educators for carrying out these activities as part of their role. Learning principles, qualities of effective measurement instruments, construction and use of teacher-made tests, use of standardized tests, test interpretation, and assessment of higher level cognitive skills and learning will be examined. The differences between instructional assessment, curriculum-based measurement, criterion-referenced and norm-referenced testing, clinical performance evaluation, and the social, ethical and legal ramifications of testing are integral components of this course.

NURS6620 Curriculum Development 4 s.h.
Focuses on the principles of curriculum development, implementation and evaluation.  Emphasis is placed on curriculum organizing frameworks, goals and outcomes, planning, design, and implementation strategies, evaluation, and revision.  Students will construct a mini-curriculum and evaluate curriculum systematic evaluation plans as part of the requirements for this course.

NURS6720 Nurse Educator Teaching Practicum 2 s.h.
Focuses on engagement in practicum activities designed to promote socialization to the role of nurse educator, application of educational theory and evidence-based teaching and assessment practices, facilitation of the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective development of learners in a selected practicum setting; and reflection/evaluation of the teaching, scholarship, and service demands of the nurse educator role.

NURS6740 Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum: Pediatrics 4 s.h.
Focuses on a holistic approach to health care from infancy through adolescence incorporating the principles of well child care, health promotion, and disease prevention including the concepts of growth and development, and screening procedures. Emphasizes advanced pathophysiology, assessment and diagnostic strategies specific to acute and common problems in children. Stresses clinical interventions to enhance, maintain, and restore health in context of family and community environments. Develops skills for collaboration with multidisciplinary teams and effective utilization of community resources. This course requires 180 clinical hours and a minimum of 180 pediatric patients. Documentation and the care is to be entered into the nurse practitioner tracking system. In addition, all clinical hours must be completed within the United States and its territories. All hours must be with pediatric patients ages birth-18 and include well visits, acute, and chronic care. No specialty hours will be allowed in this practicum. Prerequisite: NURS5200, NURS5194, NURS6800.

NURS6760 Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum: Adult 4 s.h.
Focuses on a holistic approach to health care of the adult in diverse settings incorporating the principles of health promotion, disease prevention, and primary health care concepts. Culturally sensitive care will be provided/coordinated using an interdisciplinary approach and with patient/family involvement. Information from other core courses will be used to integrate research, theory, and Evidence Based Practice (EBP) into management of adults in the context of their family and community environment. Emphasis is placed on advanced pathophysiology, physical assessment, diagnostic strategies, and culturally sensitive treatment plans specific to chronic/acute health problems in adults across the life span. Emphasis is also placed on independent practice management skills. Leadership roles will be assumed to help develop health care policies that impact patient/health outcomes. This requires understanding of organization design/structure and resources allocated to provide accessible, affordable, and quality health care to diverse populations at all levels, community, state, federal, and national. Pre-requisites: NURS6200, NURS6800.

NURS6800 Roles and Issues for Advanced Practice Nurses 4 s.h.
Exploration, development and implementation of advanced roles for nurses. Emphasis will be placed on the standards of practice, requirements for, regulation of, and socialization into advanced nursing roles. Students will use critical thinking skills to examine barriers and opportunities for nurses in advanced roles and propose a plan for transitioning into their new role. Encourages leadership roles and fostering of collaboration with other disciplines to improve health care outcomes. Promotes the use of scientific inquiry, evidence-based practice, and joining professional organizations to influence advanced nursing practice and enhance health care outcomes of a population focus. Emphasis on the organization of health care delivery systems, health care finance, health care policy, and ethical and legislative issues affecting health care planning and delivery of accessible, affordable, and quality care to multicultural groups in complex settings. Sociopolitical and legal issues will be examined as they impact the formation of policies and the nursing profession.

NURS6810 Nurse Educator Clinical Specialty Practicum 2 s.h.
Focuses on the synthesis of previously gained knowledge to promote nurse educator development of expertise in a clinical specialty area (medical-surgical nursing, maternal-child nursing, mental health nursing, pediatric nursing, or gerontological nursing). Students will use theory and research findings to draw inferences about care of patients within their identified clinical focus area. The course includes 120 practice hours and is designed to facilitate teaching in the academic setting.

NURS6830 Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum: Family 4 s.h.
Capstone course of the family nurse practitioner program requiring independent clinical management of acute and chronic illnesses across the lifespan. This care will be coordinated with an interdisciplinary approach in addition to patient and family decision making while meeting the needs of multicultural groups. Patient education and treatment plans will incorporate health promotion and disease prevention. Student will be required to use knowledge obtained from previous core courses as they integrate research/theory into improving advanced nursing practice. This course will prepare student in assuming advanced leadership roles within healthcare teams and the community to improve health outcomes. It requires the understanding of organizational structure and resources to deliver care. Synthesis of practice management skills pertaining to economics, reimbursement for services, policy development, and management will be emphasized. Prerequisites: NURS6740 and NURS6760.

NURS6841 PMHNP Practicum: I (180 practice hours) 4 s.h.
Focus on PMHNP in clinical practice learning to collaborate with the mental health preceptor and course instructor. Education on clinical interviewing and assessment, utilizing therapeutic mental health models and theories in practice, incorporation of mental health screening tools to assist in identification of mental health disorders. Utilizing recovery and resilience promotion, psychoeducation and therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, analyzing laboratory tests with appropriate interpretation using evidence-based practice for diagnosis and medication management of mental health conditions and medical conditions occurring simultaneously.

NURS6842 PMHNP Practicum: II (180 practice hours) 4 s.h.
Assessment and clinical interviewing of patients and family, developing differential diagnosis selection, and final diagnosis selection based on evidence-based treatment guidelines and presenting conditions. Medication treatment with knowledge of side effects, adverse effects, screening tools, and evaluation of emergency situations. Interpretation of diagnostic lab tests and students will provide education on treatment recommendations based on results identified to the patient as indicated with preceptor supervision

NURS6843 PMHNP Practicum: FINAL (180 practice hours) 4 s.h.
Building upon previous practicum experiences, the PMHNP student will continue clinical assessment and clinical interviewing of patients utilizing theories and therapy options learned while developing independence in making the best clinical decisions for the patient. Age appropriate clinical assessments, treatment recommendations, and conduction of appropriate therapy based treatments promoting education and efforts to reduce negative stigma related to mental health conditions with the goal to promote improved quality of life and daily functioning for the patient and family.

NURS6930 EBP Synthesis Project 3 s.h.
Prepares the advanced practice graduate to improve nursing practice and patient health outcomes through the systematic selection, analysis, synthesis and application of current best evidence. Identification of clinically significant issues, use of evidence-based practice (EBP), collaboration, peer-review, and dissemination are emphasized. Prerequisites: NURS5121 and NURS5170.

Distance Learning MSN Program

2020-2021 Tuition and Fees

Tuition

Program Cost
Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and AGACNP Post-Master's Certificate $830.00 per semester hour
Family Nurse Practitioner Program and FNP Post-Master's Certificate $830.00 per semester hour
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and PMHNP Post-Master's Certificate $830.00 per semester hour
Graceland BSN+RN-MSN Graduates - Reduced Tuition Rate $705.00 per semester hour
Nurse Educator Post-Master's Certificate $550.00 per semester hour

Fees

Fee Cost
Clinical Resource Fee (Annually assessed in June each year) $25.00 per year
Core Course Fee - Scholarly Project $150.00 per course
Course Review Fee - NURS6830 $325.00 per course
Focus Session Campus Fee (FNP and NE programs) (nonrefundable) $180.00
Focus Session Campus Fee (AGACNP program) (nonrefundable) $270.00
Lab Course Fee - (Breakout labs) NURS5194 - Advanced Practice Procedures in Acute Care $250.00 per course
Lab Course Fee - (Breakout labs) NURS5195 - Advanced Practice Competencies Lab $125.00 per course
Late Registration Fee $100.00
Practicum Fee: Family Nurse Practitioner - Pediatrics/ Adults/ Family $200.00 per semester hour
Practicum Fee: Nurse Educator $200.00 per semester hour
Practicum Fee: NURS5450 - AGACNP Practicum: Chronic $200.00 per semester hour
Practicum Fee: NURS5460 - AGACNP Practicum: Acute $200.00 per semester hour
Practicum Fee: NURS5470 - AGACNP Final Practicum: Final $200.00 per semester hour
Program Support Fee (online courses) $18.00 per course
Re-Sequencing Fee $100.00 per occurrence
Research Fee (NURS5121, NURS5143, NURS5170, NURS6930) $120.00 per course

Questions? Please contact us:

Admissions Team
Graceland University
1401 W. Truman Rd.
Independence, MO. 64050

800-833-0524, ext. 4716
distancelearning@graceland.edu

Admission Requirements for Graduate Nursing Programs

  1. Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from an NLNAC, ACEN or CCNE accredited program. For students with foreign transcripts, an evaluation* is required with GPA equivalency and TOEFL score.
  2. Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the U.S. and its territories.
  3. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above in the BSN cumulative GPA.
  4. A grade of B or better in any nursing course.
  5. Satisfactory criminal background check after acceptance.
  6. Three references.
  7. Professional goals statement of 150 words or less.

Application Requirements for Graduate Nursing Programs

Completed applications are due:

The first Monday in July for the fall trimester.
The first Monday in November for the spring trimester.
The first Monday in March for the summer trimester. 

Only completed applications will be reviewed.

Complete applications include all the necessary items listed below. Transfer credit petition is optional.

PLEASE NOTE:

Graceland University participates with NursingCAS, which is a Centralized Application System (CAS). If you have already built a profile and/or applied previously through NursingCAS, you are welcome to continue your application through them.

If you are seeking financial aid, you must complete a FAFSA form. To complete this, visit the FAFSA website at www.fafsa.ed.gov. To send your FAFSA information to Graceland University, use our school code: 001866. This should be done at your earliest convenience.

MSN Graduation Requirements

To qualify for graduation, each degree candidate must have:

  1. Completed sufficient credit to meet the total required graduate semester hours within 6 years of enrollment. Students may petition one time for a 1 year extension.
  2. Completed at Graceland University:
    47 total graduate semester hours with a minimum of 37 at Graceland for Family Nurse Practitioner concentration;
    47 total graduate semester hours with a minimum of 37 at Graceland for Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 
  3. Earned a final course grade of B or better in every course.
  4. Satisfactorily completed the required evidence-based practice synthesis project.
  5. Fulfilled all financial obligations to Graceland University.
  6. Filed an application for graduation with the Office of the Registrar at least six months prior to the anticipated graduation date.

Questions? Please contact us:

Admissions Team
Graceland University
1401 W. Truman Rd.
Independence, MO. 64050

800-833-0524, ext. 4716
distancelearning@graceland.edu

CCNE Accreditation

 

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Graceland University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202)887.6791.
The master’s and doctoral degrees in nursing have full approval status with the Iowa State Board of Nursing.
The baccalaureate degrees in nursing have full approval status with the Iowa and Missouri State Boards of Nursing.

ABOUT YOUR LOCATION:

Every state in the U.S. creates its own specific regulations about online enrollment of the students who live within the state. Some states require fees and/or application efforts that require a considerable investment of university resources. In an effort to maintain a reasonable tuition rate, Graceland University’s nursing program does not accept students who live in Kentucky, Maryland, New York, North Carolina or Tennessee at this time.

Graceland University is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission to provide practice experiences in Washington State for RN - BSN, MSN, Post-Grad Certification, and DNP programs.

http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/NursingCommission/NursingPrograms.aspx

 

For international students only:

Prior to consideration for admission, students who received their undergraduate degree outside of the United States or Canada must submit a CGFNS evaluation with a GPA equivalency and a TOEFL score of 550 or higher on the written exam or a 80 or higher on the online exam. For further information or assistance, you may contact CGFNS at www.cgfns.org.