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Doctor of Nursing Practice (NRS)

BS-DNP Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Concentration

An Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner is a Registered Nurse with a graduate degree in nursing prepared to provide patient-centered, quality care to the adult and older adult population, including the frail elderly, across the wellness-illness continuum with a focus on acute illness care (National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, 2012). Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners work in a variety of acute and ambulatory care settings. Their scope of practice includes evaluation and management of patients with complex acute, critical, and chronic illness and/or injury. Graduate preparation at the doctoral level prepares Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners to exercise advanced levels of clinical judgment, systems thinking, and responsibility and accountability in planning, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based strategies to improve individual patient and population health outcomes.

Graduates are prepared to sit for national certification as Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

BS-DNP Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Concentration Curriculum

Course Number Concentration Specific Course Requirements Credits Clinical Hours Simulation Lab Hours
NGR 6002C Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan 4
NGR 6064C Advanced Diagnostics & Procedures 3
NGR 6152 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology 4
NGR 6172 Pharmacology for Advance Nurse Practitioners 4
NGR 6638 Health Promotion Theories and Strategies Across the Lifespan 3
NGR 6673 Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing 3
NGR 6733 Organizational & Professional Dimensions of Nursing Practice 3
NGR 6803 Research and Evidence-Based Practice 3
NGR 6893 Systems & Populations in Healthcare 3
NGR 7766 Health Systems Leadership and Interprofessional Practice 3
NGR 7767 Practice Management, Quality Improvement, and Patient Safety 3
NGR 7848 Fundamentals of Statistics for Clinicians 3
NGR 7874 Informatics and Patient Care Technology 3
NGR 7892 Health Care Policy & Clinical Prevention for Imprv Pop Health 3
NGR 7945 Doctor of Nursing Practice Practicum 8* 500
NGR 7974 Doctor of Nursing Practice Project 4
NGR 6210C Clinical Management of Acute and Chronically Ill Adults and Older Adults 7 180
NGR 6211C Clinical Management of Complex Acutely and Critically Ill Adults and Older Adults on Special Topics 7 180 30
NGR 6232C Clinical Management of Acutely and Critically Ill Adults and Older Adults 7 180 30
Total Minimum Credits Required 78 1040 60

*Additional credits required for some residencies