Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP

The primary goal of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) program is to prepare M.S. in Nursing graduates to provide advanced nursing care to patients with complex acute, critical and chronic health conditions, including the delivery of acute care services. The AG-ACNP practices in any setting in which patient care requirements include complex monitoring and therapies, high-intensity nursing intervention, or continuous nursing vigilance within the range of high-acuity care. Coursework, clinical experience, and research utilization provide students with the knowledge, values and skills necessary for advanced practice nursing roles. In order to be eligible for Acute Care nurse practitioner certification, students must have a minimum of one year of full-time current work experience in an acute care and/or critical care setting. M.S. in Nursing graduates of the program are eligible for certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (AG-ACNPs).

Core courses

  • Nursing 7403:  Innovation Leadership in Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
  • Nursing 7483:  Quality Improvement and Informatics (3)
  • Nursing 7491:  Health Promotion and Disease Prevention across the Life Span (3)
  • Nursing 7500:  Health Policy and Advocacy (2)
  • Nursing 7780:  Evidence Based Nursing Scholarship (3)

 

Other required courses

  • Nursing 7410:  Advanced Health Assessment (3)
  • Nursing 7450:  Pathophysiology of Altered Health States (5)
  • Nursing 7470:  Advanced Pharmacology in Nursing (4)
  • Nursing 7200:  Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Skills (2)
  • Nursing 7208.01:  Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Practicum I (10 credit hours; 3 credits didactic, 7 credits clinical which equals 262.5* precepted clinical hours)
  • Nursing 7208.02:  Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Practicum II (10 credit hours; 3 credits didactic, 7 credits clinical which equals 262.5* precepted clinical hours)

* These are the minimum hours required

Self-audit checklist

Use the hyperlinked list to ensure you have taken all of the courses required for your specialty.  Your advisor will conduct a final review when you apply to graduate.  Students must have completed these courses or have a Nursing Graduate Studies Committee-approved Course Waiver petition on file.

Adult-Gero Acute Care NP Self Audit Checklist

 

Standard curriculum plans

SAMPLE FT MS Adult-Gero Acute NP with 1+ years of experience

SAMPLE FT MS no experience or PT MS Adult-Gero Acute NP FT without 1+ years of experience or PT with 1+ years of experience

SAMPLE PT MS no experience Adult-Gero Acute NP  PT without 1+ years of experience