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Course Offering – 48 credits:

Graduate Core – 12 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)

Direct Care Core: 12 credits

  • NURS 520: Advanced Pharmacology (3)
  • NURS 521: Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology (3)
  • NURS 522: Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Practitioner (3)
  • NURS 525: Role Transition – APRN (3)

Functional Area Core: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 24 credits

  • NURS 574: Procedures & Diagnostics for the AG-ACNP (1)
  • NURS 590: Acute/Emergent Care 1 [150 hours clinical (7)
  • NURS 591: Acute/Emergent Care 2 [250 hours clinical] (8)
  • NURS 592: Acute/Emergent Care 3 [250 hours clinical] (8)


Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Curriculum Plan

5 Semesters — 48 credit hours / 650 clinical hours

Students never take more than two classes at once and finish the program in 18-months.

Fall
Class Credits Clinical Hours
NURS 525 Role Transition - APRN 3 (First 8-weeks)
NURS 503 Theoretical Foundations 3 (Second 8-weeks)
NURS 521 Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology 3 (Full semester)
Total 9


Spring
Class Credits Clinical Hours
NURS 504 Leadership in Advanced Nursing Roles 3 (First 8-weeks)
NURS 522 Advanced Health Assessment 3 (Second 8-weeks)
NURS 520 Advanced Pharmacology 3 (Full semester)
Total 9


Summer
Class Credits Clinical Hours
NURS 574 Procedures & Diagnostics for the AG-ACNP 1 (First 4-weeks)
NURS 501 Research/EBP 3 (Second 8-weeks)
NURS 590 Acute/Emergent Care 1 7 (Full semester) 150
Total 11 150


Fall
Class Credits Clinical Hours
NURS 591 Acute/Emergent Care 2 8 (Full semester) 250
NURS 502 Quality, Safety and Effectiveness 3 (First 8-weeks)
Total 11 250


Spring
Class Credits Clinical Hours
NURS 592 Acute/Emergent Care 3 8 (Full semester) 250
Total 8 250


Total Program Hours 48
Total Clinical Hours 650

Why Choose Us

10%

undergraduate male students

29%

undergraduate minority students

8:1

clinical student: faculty ratio