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Adult-Gerontology: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

The Adult-Gerontology: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner is prepared to assess and manage the full continuum of care services for the acutely and critically ill. The core knowledge provided in the specialty coursework is based on the full spectrum of high acuity patient care needs.

Adult-Gerontology: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program has met ANCC’s certification eligibility educational requirements. Students who complete this program, in its entirety, have the educational preparation to sit for the ANCC certification in this role and population. Applicants must also meet any additional eligibility criteria in effect when they apply for certification.

Adult-Gerontology: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program has also met the requirements for the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Certification Corporation ACNP-AG certification exam. This is an entry-level advanced practice certification for nurses educated at the graduate level to meet the specialized needs of adult-gerontology patients with complex acute and/or chronic health conditions. Click here to read more about the ACNP-AG certification exam.

The following courses are in addition to the Graduate Nursing Core Curriculum:

Adult-Gerontology: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Direct Care & Functional Area Core Curriculum
Credits
NU 560 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 3
NU 570 Pathophysiology of Human Disease 3
NU 631 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making for Acute Care I 3
NU 632 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making for Acute Care II 3
NU 633 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making for Acute Care III 3
NU 673 Comprehensive Assessment for Clinical Decision Making 3

Adult-Gerontology: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Coordinator:
Dr. Catherine Harris, Catherine.Harris@jefferson.edu