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Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Sample Curriculum of Study

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 576: Acute/Emergent Care I / Practice Experience I [150 hours clinical (7)
  • NURS 577: Acute/Emergent Care II / Practice Experience II [250 hours clinical] (8)
  • NURS 578: Acute/Emergent Care III / Practice Experience III [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 (Last 8-weeks)
NURS 576 Acute/Emergent Care I / NURS 590 Practice Experience I 7 (Full semester) 150
Total 11 150


Fall
Class Credits Clinical Hours
NURS 577 Acute/Emergent Care II / NURS 591 Practice Experience II 8 (Full semester) 250
NURS 502 Quality, Safety and Effectiveness 3 (First 8-weeks)
Total 11 250


Spring
Class Credits Clinical Hours
NURS 578 Acute/Emergent Care III / NURS 592 Practice Experience III 8 (Full semester) 250
Total 8 250


Total Program Hours 48
Total Clinical Hours 650
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