Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
View the core, clinical core, and specialty courses that will prepare to be a critical care partner for those who need it most and set you up for success in taking your certification exam.
11 Credits // MSN Students Only
NRG 5000 // Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice // 3 Credit Hours
NRG 5002 // Health Care Delivery // 3 Credit Hours
NRG 5005 // Evidence-Based Practice for the Advanced Nursing Role // 3 Credit Hours
NRG 5910 // Leadership Roles in Healthcare Organizations // 2 Credit Hours
11 Credits // MSN Students Only
Clinical Core Courses
NRG 5101 // Advanced Health and Physical Assessment // 3 Credit Hours
NRG 5102 // Advanced Pathophysiology // 3 Credit Hours
NRG 5103 // Advanced Pharmacology // 3 Credit Hours
NRG 5105 // Advanced Health and Physical Assessment Lab with APN Skills // 2 Credit Hours
26 Credits // MSN + Certificate Students
NRG 5811 // Acute Care Adult Gerontology I // 3 Credit Hours
NRG 5811R // Acute Care Adult Gerontology Residency I // 1 Credit Hours
NRG 5804 // Advanced Acute Care Adult Gerontology II // 3 Credit Hours
NRG 5804R // Advanced Acute Care Residency II // 4 Credit Hours
NRG 5806 // Acute Care Pharmacotherapeutics // 3 Credit Hours
NRG 5807 // Advanced Acute Care Adult Gerontology III // 3 Credit Hours
NRG 5807R // Advanced Acute Care Adult Gerontology Residency III // 4 Credit Hours
NRG 5813 // Wound Care/Suturing // 2 Credit Hours
NRG 5815 // Diagnostics and Procedures // 3 Credit Hours
Ideal Candidates Are:
Created for Today's Healthcare Heroes
Self-Motivated and Flexible
Seeking learning options that offer the convenience of online classes with hands-on, skill-building labs that simulate real-world scenarios.
Looking to differentiate themselves with specialized skills.
Taking advantage of professional growth opportunities.
Passionate Healthcare Advocates
Who want to lead, not manage.
Graduate Skill- + Certification-Ready
Clinical Practice and Advanced Procedures Experience
Students will complete a series of clinical practice sessions designed to provide the opportunity for the application of theoretical knowledge while working with a designated, qualified preceptor.
The clinical practice experience occurs in a variety of clinical sites, including:
- emergency departments,
- urgent care, and
- hospital units (intensive and acute care).
as well as specialty practices such as:
- neurology, and
- oncology, etc.
In addition to the clinical experience, there will be a required in-person skills intensive (NRG5805) designed to give the students experience with advanced procedures, including:
- central venous line insertion,
- chest tube insertion, and
- advance imaging and electrocardiogram interpretation.
Upon completion of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner MSN and post-graduate certificate programs, individuals will qualify to take:
- the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification exam, or
- the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses’ Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification exam.
By the Numbers
Take Care of Yourself. Take Care of Others.
Working as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Graduates may expect to practice in:
- ER/urgent care,
- partial hospital care, and
- specialized outpatient settings, including both medicine and surgery specialty areas.
Acute care nurse practitioners function within the interprofessional acute care team providing direct care management, including:
- treatment planning,
- conducting therapy,
- prescribing medications, and
- providing emergency services.