Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Sample Curriculum of Study

Course Offering – 48 credits:

Graduate Core – 13 credits:

  • NURS 501: Nursing Research and Evidenced Based Practice (3)
  • NURS 502: Quality, Safety and Effectiveness (3)
  • NURS 503: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3)
  • NURS 504: Leadership in Advanced Nursing Roles (3)
  • HUMN 505: Seminar on Scholarly Writing (1)

Direct Care Core: 9 credits

  • NURS 520: Advanced Pharmacology (3)
  • NURS 521: Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology (3)
  • NURS 522: Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Practitioner (3)

Functional Area Core: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 26 credits

  • NURS 576: Acute/Emergent Care I (8)
    (5 credit hours as didactic & 3 credit hours as practicum = 150 hours clinical)
  • NURS 577: Acute/Emergent Care II (10)
    (5 credit hours as didactic & 5 credit hours as practicum = 250 hours clinical)
  • NURS 578: Acute/Emergent Care III (5)
    (5 credit hours as practicum = 250 hours clinical)
  • NURS 579: Transition to Advanced Practice (3)

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner students must follow the Full time or Part time Curriculum plan.


Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Curriculum Plan
5 Semester Fulltime 48 credit hours/ 650 clinical hours

Fall Semester

  • NURS 502: Quality, Safety and Effectiveness (3)
  • NURS 504: Leadership in Advanced Nursing Roles (3)
  • NURS 521: Advanced Physiology/ Pathophysiology (3)
  • HUMN 505: Seminar on Scholarly Writing (1) (Preferred, or summer.)

Total 10 credit hours

Spring Semester

  • NURS 501: Nursing Research and EBP (3)
  • NURS 503: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3)
  • NURS 520: Advanced Pharmacology (3)
  • NURS 522: Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Practitioner (3)

Total 12 credit hours

Summer Semester

  • NURS 576: Acute/Emergent Care I (8)
    ( 5 credit hours as didactic & 3 credit hours as practicum = 150 hours clinical )
  • HUMN 505: Seminar on Scholarly Writing (1) (Or fall first year.)

Total 8/9 credit hours

Fall Semester

  • NURS 577: Acute/Emergent Care II (10)
    ( 5 credit hours as didactic & 5 credit hours as practicum = 250 hours clinical )

Total 10 credit hours

Spring Semester

  • NURS 578: Acute/Emergent Care III (5)
    ( 5 credit hours as practicum = 250 hours clinical )
  • NURS 579: Transition to Advanced Practice (3)

Total 8 credit hours


Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Curriculum Plan
7 Semester Part-time 48 credit hours/ 650 clinical hours

Fall Semester

  • NURS 502: Quality, Safety and Effectiveness (3)
  • HUMN 505: Seminar on Scholarly Writing (1)

Total 4 credit hours

Spring Semester

  • NURS 501: Nursing Research and EBP (3)
  • NURS 503: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3)

Total 6 credit hours

Summer Semester

  • Break

Fall Semester

  • NURS 504: Leadership in Advanced Nursing Roles (3)
  • NURS 521: Advanced Physiology/ Pathophysiology (3)

Total 6 credit hours

Spring Semester

  • NURS 520: Advanced Pharmacology (3)
  • NURS 522: Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Practitioner (3)

Total 6 credit hours

Summer Semester

  • NURS 576: Acute/Emergent Care I (8)
    (5 credit hours as didactic & 3 credit hours as practicum = 150 hours clinical)
  • HUMN 505: Seminar on Scholarly Writing (1) (Flexibility with this course.)

Total 9 credit hours

Fall Semester

  • NURS 577: Acute/Emergent Care II (10)
    (5 credit hours as didactic & 5 credit hours as practicum = 250 hours clinical)

Total 10 credit hours

Spring Semester

  • NURS 578: Acute/Emergent Care III (5)
    (5 credit hours as practicum = 250 hours clinical)
  • NURS 579: Transition to Advanced Practice (3)

Total 8 credit hours

90%: students receiving financial aid