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 7208.01:  Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Practicum I (7 credit hours; 3 credits didactic, 4 credits clinical which equals 150* precepted clinical hours)
  • Nursing 7208.02:  Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Practicum II (9 credit hours; 3 credits didactic, 6 credits clinical which equals 225* precepted clinical hours)
  • Nursing 7208.03:  Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Practicum III (9 credit hours; 3 credits didactic, 6 credits clinical which equals 225* 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-Gerontology Acute Care NP Self Audit Checklist

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP Self Audit Checklist for 2020 later

 

Standard curriculum plans for students starting clinical prior to 2020

SAMPLE FT MS Adult-Gerontology Acute NP

 

Standard curriculum plans for students starting clinical in 2020 or later

SAMPLE FT MS Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP for 2020 and later

SAMPLE PT MS Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP for 2020 and later