Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (AGACNP) focus on the care of all adults with acute illnesses and may practice in the hospital, hospital-based clinics, long term care settings, and private practice. They provide expert interventions focused on patients who are physiologically unstable, technologically dependent, highly vulnerable for complications, requiring frequent monitoring and intervention. AGACNP obtain medical histories, perform physical examinations, order screening and diagnostic tests, and provide pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment. Graduates of the AGACNP program are eligible to sit for national certification. Students choose either Plan I Thesis option or Plan II Elective option.

Core Requirements
NUR 602SCHOLARLY INQ ADV NUR PRAC3
NUR 699PLAN I: THESIS6
OR
NUR 500SPECIAL TOPICS (PLAN II: One NUR Elective 500 or Higher)3
Track
NUR 604ROLE DEVELOPMENT FOR APN3
NUR 605ADVANCED HLTH ASSESSMENT3
NUR 606ADV PATHOPHYSIOLOGY3
NUR 607PHARMACOLOGY IN ADV PRAC3
NUR 620ADLT GER ACUTE CR NUR PRACT I6
NUR 621ADLT GER ACUTE CR NUR PRACT II6
NUR 622ADLT GER ACUTE CR NUR PRAC III6
NUR 623ADLT GER ACUTE CR NUR PRAC IV6
Total Semester Hours48