- Phoenix, United States
- Program Type:
- Full Degree
- Degree Level:
- Gerontology, Gerontology, Gerontology
- Program Description:
The Master of Science in Nursing: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with an Emphasis in Adult-Gerontology program prepares experienced registered nurses to provide competent advanced practice nursing care in complex, acute, and critical care settings through an evidence-based program of study. Graduates are eligible for certification as adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioners (ACNP-AG) from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). The program combines courses in advanced health assessment, clinical diagnosis, procedural skill acquisition, and care management of acute and chronically ill adults. Clinical experiences emphasize the physiological and psychosocial impact of acute and critical illness on the patient, family, and community, and prepare the ACNP-AG in the diagnosis and management of acute and life-threatening health problems. The 53-credit hour program includes 550 hours of directly supervised clinical practice with qualified preceptors.
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with an Emphasis in Adult-Gerontology degree program enables experienced nurses to provide advanced level care in complex, acute and critical setting for adults and geriatric patients. In the acute care role, nurse practitioners work to provide assessment, diagnosis and care for adults and the elderly. They perform health assessments, prescribe medications and suggest quality health treatments to manage acute, subacute and complex patients, as well as those with chronic illness.
Additional Program Information
- North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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