Geriatric-Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Geriatric-Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner As a geriatric-adult acute care nurse practitioner, you will provide advanced care to individuals who suffer from acute care episodes. The type of health care settings that acute care nurse practitioners are prone to are intensive care and trauma settings, which are mostly found in hospitals such as the emergency room.

Program Highlights

The Post-Baccalaureate DNP program, with the Geriatric-Adult Acute Care specialty, is a very notable and recognized nursing program throughout South Florida. Through this program you will:

  • Experience personalized attention from faculty to ensure grasp of course curriculum
  • Work with professional patients to gain hands-on experience with clinical exams such as the pelvic and prostate exams
  • Have classes once a week in order to fit your busy schedule
  • Be eligible to sit for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification exam (ANCC, AANP and American Association of Critical Care Nurses)
  • Receive a 25% tuition discount if you are already a registered nurse

Curriculum Overview

Through your coursework, you will study:

  • Advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and advanced health assessment / differential diagnosis specific for acute care nurse practitioners
  • Advanced nursing management, clinical skills (may include but not limited to: x-rays, 12-lead EKGs, suturing, intubation, ventilators, and chest tubes) and technology needed by critically ill individuals and their families
  • Leadership skills in creating ethical and socially responsible changes in the socio-political realm in which health care is delivered
  • Roles of clinical expert, leader, educator, consultant, and client advocate

Clinical Experience

All Post-Baccalaureate DNP graduates are required to complete a residency of 1000 clinical hours in conjunction with their scholarly project. At least 1000 hours of precepted clinical experience in the student’s specialty area (Family or Adult Acute Care) is mandated by The American Academy of Colleges of Nursing – at least 500 hours as a part of advanced practice experiences and another 500 hours in the DNP phase of their studies. The Post-Baccalaureate DNP student will develop, implement, and evaluate their selected project during their residency and capstone courses. A faculty advisor will assist the student in creating an individualized plan to meet the objectives of residency as well as of the capstone.

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