As healthcare organizations face a rise in critically ill patients combined with pressure to contain costs, the demand for nurse practitioners in acute-care settings is greater than ever before. Walden’s MSN with an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specialization can prepare you to pursue career opportunities in a variety of healthcare settings, such as hospitals, community-based clinics, and skilled nursing facilities. The types of areas you can work in within these settings include:

  • Emergency departments
  • Intensive care units
  • Trauma centers
  • Tertiary care
  • Coronary care
  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • General surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Specialty medicine areas (e.g., oncology, radiology, neurology)

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

Testimonials

Allison Souza

Allison Souza

MSN Graduate / DNP Student
Walden’s classes strengthened my leadership skills and supported me to help homeless people and veterans within my community.
I chose Walden because of its faculty commitment to students and its commitmentto social change. I want to master the tools I need to better myself and the community in which I serve.
I find that when I educate, whether in a formal or informal environment, I learn from my students as much as they learn from me.
Alvin Mena Cantero MSN Graduate
Alvin Mena Centaro
Cynthia Hickman MSN / PhD in Health Services Graduate
Cynthia Hickman
Lynn Sayre Visser MSN Graduate
Lynn Sayre Visser

*The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN), master’s degree program in nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Walden University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org). Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

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