Nursing: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (M.S.)

A new Master's of Science in Nursing: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner has been approved for Academic Catalog year 2022/2023.

Graduates of the M.S. Nursing: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program will apply newly learned knowledge and skills within the acute care setting, including and not limited to hospitals and ambulatory care centers. The aim of this program is to prepare students to successfully diagnose and manage medical-surgical patients who are acutely or critically ill through prescribing of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, coordination of consultations and care, and continued management of chronic illnesses, comorbidities, and end of life needs.

Clinical and course experiences build upon the Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing (BSN) and provides a foundation for continued professional development and doctoral study. The AGACNP option will focus on the adult-gerontological population with acute care needs, developing skills in diagnostic reasoning and subsequent management of the acutely ill patient using evidenced based practice. Students will complete a minimum of 625 precepted clinical hours within an acute care setting. Additionally, coursework will include interdisciplinary work with case management and social work to improve comprehension and future utilization in transitions in care.

Courses will be listed in the 22/23 Academic Catalog.