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Why should I become an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner?
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Why should I become an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner?

Posted on 13 Nov 2017 by Goldfarb Team

Are you a BSN-prepared registered nurse, or already have a Master of Science in nursing degree, and interested in working with acute, critical, complex chronic patients?

Obtain your Master of Science in nursing degree, or a post-MSN certificate, with a concentration in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College to prepare you for the complex and evolving role of an AGACNP.

Here are just some benefits to becoming an AGACNP:

  1. Professional development: Enhance your clinical leadership skills.
  2. Job opportunities: With an aging population and a changing health care landscape, AGACNPs are in high demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ job outlook estimates a 31% growth in job opportunities in the nurse practitioner field.
  3. Increase collaboration: Become integrated into a multidisciplinary health care team.
  4. Career prospects: Practice in critical care emergency departments, and other acute care environments.
  5. Business management: Increase your knowledge of the business aspect of an AGACNP practice.
  6. Earning potential: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, salaries for nurse practitioners are highly competitive.

Learn more about becoming an AGACNP, and the benefits of attending Goldfarb’s program, by visiting

Applications are due on Jan. 1, with classes starting in May.

Apply online today, or contact an admissions advisor to learn more.

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