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Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner


Total credit hours: 48

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program provides sufficient didactic and clinical experiences to prepare graduates with the competencies delineated to focus on acute patient care needs with "physiologically unstable, technologically dependent, and/or are highly vulnerable to complications across the continuum of care settings that require frequent monitoring and intervention" (Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Competencies, 2012, p 13).

Course Code Title Credits Clock Hours
NGR 6002C Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan 4
NGR 6064C Advanced Diagnostics and Procedures 3
NGR 6152 Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology 4
NGR 6172 Pharmacology for Advanced Nurse Practitioner 4
NGR 6638 Health Promotion Theory & Strategies Across the Lifespan 3
NGR 6733 Organizational Professional Dimensions of Nursing Practice 3
NGR 6803 Research and Evidence-Based Practice 3
NGR 6893 Systems and Populations in Healthcare 3
NGR 6210C Clinical Management of Acute & Chronically Ill Adult and Older Adults 6 180
NGR 6244C Health Management of Adults & Older Adults I 6 180
NGR 6232C Clinical Management of Acute & Critically Ill Adult & Older Adults 6 180
NGR 6211C Acute Care of Adults & Older Adults – Special Topics 3 60
Total 48 600

For Master's students without a BS in Nursing, additional bridge coursework will be required.

As approved by Graduate Council 04/16/2012, effective Fall 2012. Will be published in 2013-2014 USF Graduate Catalog.