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Master of Science in Nursing with a Concentration in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care

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What can I do with a Master of Science in Nursing with a Concentration in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care?

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Keys to Success

This program requires you to be committed, focused, and eager to provide the best possible care to patients of all ages. A commitment to lifelong learning, critical thinking, inquisitiveness, and collaboration are all important to success in this field and in this program.

South College is eager to support our students in any way we can. Our experienced faculty members are available to provide one-on-one mentoring, and the distance learning platform includes discussion forums so students and faculty can communicate and collaborate. Also, students may complete the clinical portion of the program at an approved location near their homes or workplaces.

Continuing Education

This is the most advanced family nurse practitioner program offered by South College.

Additional Information

Accreditation or Approval

State Authorization (Knoxville)
The Master of Science in Nursing program received initial approval in November 2016. The Concentration in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner was approved in February 2020.

Programmatic Accreditation
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing programs at South College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 ( As per the timeline indicated by CCNE, South College will submit requested information for the review and approval of the Concentration in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.

Consumer Information

Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. South College follows the required methodology provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the reporting of employment information for graduates. This information is compiled on an annual basis and submitted to the Commission by October 15 each year for graduates during the most recently completed reporting year (July 1-June 30). For more detailed information related to the calculation of graduate employment rates, please click here.

*The career options listed above are a small sample of potential job titles, and are not meant to be comprehensive. Students may or may not find employment in these positions. Job growth statistics are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014–2024 projections. Note that the Bureau does not publish estimates for all job titles, so in some cases these numbers are an approximation based on similar job titles.

Success at South College

Shawn Domm

I chose South College because it came highly recommended from mentors of mine, the faculty is second to none, and the program fits my ever-changing lifestyle. I also chose it because of the flexibility. My wife is still serving in the United States Air Force on Active Duty, and this means that we move when they tell us to move.

- Shawn Domm, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Elizabeth Ferichs

One of the major reasons I chose South College was for the smaller class sizes. It allows more one-on-one time between students and professors, which enhances the learning experience for me.

- Elizabeth Frerichs, Bachelor of Science in Health Science
Adam Hatcher

I went to college originally straight out of high school with the intent of majoring in musical performance with a concentration in theoretical studies. I was not prepared to for college at that point, so I decided to gain some experience and maturity by joining the work force full-time. After working for 10 years, I felt it was time to try school again.

- Adam Hatcher, Bachelor of Business Administration
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