The Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner - Acute graduate acquires knowledge and experience to provide direct health care services from late adolescents to adults across the life span for the purposes of health promotion and protection, disease prevention, and the management of common acute and chronic illnesses. The Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner - Acute can work in a variety of clinical settings such as acute care hospitals, long term care facilities, physician offices, urgent care centers, and ambulatory care centers and can treat late adolescents through the lifespan. There are a total of 42 credit hours in the specialty with 705 clinical hours.
A graduate of the Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner - Acute program is prepared to:
Curriculum Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP
|N601 Roles for Advanced Nursing Practice||1 credit hours|
|N602 Evidenced Based Practice for Advanced Nursing||4 credit hours|
|N603 Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice||3 credit hours|
|N604 Population Based Care and Health Policy||3 credit hours|
|N605 Healthcare Informatics for Advanced Nursing Practice||3 credit hours|
|N606 Nursing Leadership in Health Systems||4 credit hours|
|Total Core Hours||18 credit hours|
|Clinical Core Courses|
|N617 Advanced Concepts of Pathophysiology||3 credit hours|
|N618 Advanced Health Assessment||3 credit hours|
|N622 Clinical Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice||3 credit hours|
|Total Clinical Hours||9 credit hours|
|Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner - Acute Specialty Courses|
|N674 Management of Acutely Ill Adults I||5 credit hours|
|N675 Management of Acutely Ill Adults II||5 credit hours|
|N676 Management of Acutely Ill Adults Practicum||5 credit hours|
|Total Specialty Hours||15 credit hours|
|Total Program Hours||42 credit hours|
The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice and post-graduate APRN certificate at the University of Southern Indiana are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791 (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).
The Graduate Nursing program is offered online. NEW 2018 - Campus Visits Required.
Fall and spring courses are 16 weeks in length; summer course offerings are 10 weeks long.
We offer admission into the program once a year and work with our students to provide a Plan of Study that allows for timely graduation and achievement of their goals.
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The MSN and Post MSN online programs are limited to working with certain states in the U.S. only. Moving into a state not recognized by the graduate nursing program will lead to inability to continue in MSN coursework. The exception to this is active military status.