Adult Gerontology – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

College

  • Center City Campus
  • Dixon Campus
  • College of Nursing

Degree Earned

  • Master of Science in Nursing

Program Length

2-5 Years

Program Information

Prerequisites

Active RN Licensure
1 Year Clinical Experience 
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Curriculum

There are 12 courses/36 credits for all Jefferson NP tracks. Course descriptions can be found in the JCN Student Handbook & Course Catalog. Clinical placements are a joint responsibility of both the student and faculty member. Jefferson sees clinical placement as a partnership. Students are required to complete at minimum 16 hours a week during the three (3) clinical courses. At the completion of the program students earn 672 clinical hours. All accepted students are required to attend a one day orientation before the program begins.

Students can take more than two (2) classes per term. All students will create an individual plan of study at new student orientation before the term begins.

Transfer Credits: Once matriculated, a maximum of six (6) MSN semester credits may be transferred from another regionally accredited institution following approval by the Chair of Graduate Nursing Programs. 

Graduate Core Curriculum Credits
NU 602 Health Policy, Legal and Ethical Dimensions of Practice 3
NU 603 Research for Advanced Practice Nursing I 3
NU 704 Philosophy, Foundations, and Methods for Evidence-Based Practice 3
NU 605 Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse 3
NU 696 Leadership and Critical Decision Making 3
NU 705 Advanced Topics in Health Informatics  3
Total Graduate Core Curriculum Credits  18
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Core Curriculum  
NU 570 Pathophysiology of Human Disease/Pathologic Aspect of Disease  3
NU 673 Comprehensive Assessment for Clinical Decision-Making 3
NU 560 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 3
Total Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Core Curriculum Credits 9
Specialty Curriculum  
NU 631 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision-Making for Acute Care Advanced Practice Nurse I 3
NU 632 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision-Making for Acute Care Advanced Practice Nurse II 3
NU 633 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision-Making for Acute Care Advanced Practice Nurse III 3
Total Specialty Curriculum Credits 9
Total Program Credits 36
*Students from accelerated baccalaureate programs will have their academic transcripts evaluated upon matriculation by the Chair of Graduate Programs for potential transfer credit  

Graduate Core Curriculum Credits
NU 602 Health Policy, Legal and Ethical Dimensions of Practice 3
NU 603 Research for Advanced Practice Nursing I 3
NU 604 Research for Advanced Practice Nursing II 3
NU 605 Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse 3
NU 625 Epidemiology for the Health Professions 3
NU 672 Informatics for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Core Curriculum
NU 570 Pathophysiology Human Disease/Pathologic Aspect of Disease  3
NU 673 Comprehensive Assessment for Clinical Decision-Making 3
NU 560 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 3
Specialty Curriculum
NU 631 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making for Acute Care Advanced Practice Nurse I 3
NU 632 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making for Acute Care Advanced Practice Nurse II 3
NU 633 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making for Acute Care Advanced Pracitce Nurse III 3
Total Credits 36