Geriatric-Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
As a geriatric-adult acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP), you will provide advanced care to individuals who suffer from acute care episodes. The type of healthcare 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.
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, with the ACNP 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 30% tuition discount if you are already a registered nurse
- 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.
The major focus of the MSN program is your clinical experience. You are required to complete a minimum of 500 hours of precepted clinical learning including an acute care practicum in your practice area of interest. Through this clinical experience, your will develop expertise for patient management of high-risk, critically ill adults and their families as well as advanced nursing practice skills across the wellness-illness continuum.