Adult Gerontology-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, D.N.P.
The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP), Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) is a practice degree designed to prepare nurses as clinical practitioners/scholars to assume advanced practice clinical roles. The curricular plan is designed for the student who has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.). The degree prepares graduates to provide direct patient management in acute and complex care settings as well as population based and application science to improve patient outcomes. Graduates are employed in a variety of acute care settings ranging from critical care, trauma, cardiology, pulmonary, nephrology, gastroenterology, and surgery.
This curriculum prepares nurses to sit for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner national certification.
- Identify direct and indirect clinical problems related to adult and gerontologic patients in complex acute care health settings and work with interprofessional teams to address them.
- Differentiate theoretical knowledge as it applies to direct or indirect clinical care.
- Translate evidence to address population health problems.
- Integrate databases and information literacy in designing interventions for advanced practice.
- Execute evidence-based interventions to improve health care outcomes.
The AGACNP, DNP program offers one entry point for students:
B.S.N. entry - a student must hold a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from a program that is nationally accredited.
Requirements for Earning the D.N.P. Degree include:
- Doctoral residency of at least 18 graduate credit hours for three consecutive major semesters. Enrollment in a summer term is not required to maintain continuity, but credits earned during summer terms (including May session) will count toward the 18 hours required for Residency. The residency requirement may be met only after admission to the D.N.P. program;
- Completion of an approved program of study;
- Comprehensive assessment through defense of project proposal;
- Completion of a research utilization / evidence-based practice project and oral defense.
Required Courses (73 hours)
|NURS 702||Pharmacologic Mgmt in Pediatric, Adult, & Gerontological Patients Across Hlthcare Delivery Continuum||3|
|NURS 704||Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning 1||3|
|NURS 707||Advanced Pathophysiology for Nurses||3|
|NURS 717||Application of Basic Statistics for Nursing Practice & Service Management||3|
|NURS 718||Diagnostic Interpretation and Therapeutic Modalities||3|
|NURS 720||Clinical Application of Population Analysis||3|
|NURS 737||Foundations for DNP Development||3|
|NURS 772||Introduction of Acute Care Adult and Gerontological Health Problems||3|
|NURS 773||Principles of Acute Care Adult and Gerontological Health Problems I 1, 2||6|
|NURS 774||Principles of Acute Care Adult and Gerontological Complex Health Problems II (2 ) 2||6|
|NURS 778||Advanced Practice Role: Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP (AGACNP) 2||2|
|NURS 778A||Practicum of Advanced Practice Role: Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP (AGACNP) 2||2|
|NURS 779||Health Policy 2||3|
|NURS 780||Organizational Theories and Systems in Healthcare 2||3|
|NURS 781||Applied Technology in Health Care||3|
|NURS 783||Clinical Project Immersion & Proposal Development 2||3|
|NURS 790||Research Methods for Nursing||3|
|NURS 805||Advanced Nursing Leadership||3|
|NURS 808||Advanced Nursing in Population Health||3|
|NURS 817||Application of Statistics for Evidence Based Nursing Practice||3|
|NURS 819||Evidence and Nursing Practice||3|
|NURS 897||DNP Project Preparation and Residency 2||6|
Indicates on campus immersion course.
Indicates practicum course.