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).
Graduates are prepared to take the Certification Examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN).
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.
The program follows a standard plan and course sequence for part-time or full-time enrollment. The specific sequence of courses for each admission cycle is determined upon admission to the program, and students will be provided their specific program plan upon accepting their offer of admission.
The list of all course requirements for this BSN to DNP degree program is provided in the Graduate Catalog.