Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

As an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, you will provide advanced nursing care to individuals who suffer from acute care episodes and alterations in health. The type of health care settings where Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners practice may include intensive care and trauma settings, cardiology, neurology, nephrology practice settings and can include hospital settings.

Program Highlights

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

  • Experience personalized attention from faculty
  • Work with professional patients to gain valuable experience with clinical exams
  • Attend classes geared toward the working adult to fit your busy schedule
  • Upon graduation, become eligible to sit for Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification exams (ANCC, AANP and American Association of Critical Care Nurses)
  • Receive a 25% tuition discount as a Florida Registered Nurse

Curriculum Overview

The Post-Baccalaureate DNP Adult Gerontology Acute Care curriculum is designed to help you prepare for the advanced practice nursing role. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and advanced health assessment / differential diagnosis specific for adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner
  • 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
  • Develop leadership skills in creating responsible changes in the socio-political realm in which health care is delivered
  • Develop your roles of clinical practice expert, leader, educator, consultant, and patient advocate

Clinical Experience

You will gain invaluable clinical skills through a preceptor-guided residency program in your specialty area. Faculty work with you to create the learning experiences you need as a nurse practitioner. In addition, you will develop, implement, and evaluate a doctoral scholarly project. These learning experiences ensure that you will meet the combined 1000 hour requirement set by the American Academy of Colleges of Nursing.

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