Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Students in the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner DNP will be prepared for advanced practice in acute care environments including inpatient, emergency and critical care units. AG-ACNPs make valuable contributions in urban centers as well as rural, resource limited, communities.

An AG-ACNP Post-Graduate Certificate is also available for current Adult-Gero and Family Nurse Practitioners.

The application deadline for AG-ACNP Summer 2018 entry is April 1, 2018.

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PROGRAMS OF STUDY FOR ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER - AG-ACNP*

The following program of study is for students entering the DNP program who have a bachelor's degree and RN. Scroll down for program of study for students entering with a master's degree and NP.

RN to DNP/AG-ACNP

The AG-ACNP curriculum for current RNs requires 12 consecutive quarters of full-time study and completion of 113-119 credit hours.

YEAR ONE YEAR TWO YEAR THREE
Summer Quarter - 11 creditsSummer Quarter - 3 credits Summer Quarter - 10 credits
6004 Pharmacology for Registered Nurses
6024 Advanced Pathophysiology
6130 Foundations of Nursing Knowledge
6120 Population Based Health Care 5406 Critical Care Pharmacology
5407 Acute Care Theory III
5408 Acute Care Practicum III
Fall Quarter - 11 creditsFall Quarter - 12 creditsFall Quarter - 8-10 credits
6014 Nursing Theory and Critical Inquiry I
6110 Ethical Care and Social Justice
6017 Finance and Healthcare 
5400 Pharmacology for Inpatient Care
5401 Diagnostics and Procedures for Acute Care
6204 Gynecological/Reproductive Health
5409 Acute Care Specialty Clinical
6903 DNP Internship II
Winter Quarter - 13 creditsWinter Quarter - 14 creditsWinter Quarter - 5-7 credits
6001 Advanced Health Assessment
6010 Healthcare Policy
6075 Differential Diagnoses
6111 Informatics
5402 Acute Care Theory I
5403 Acute Care Practicum I
6018 Program Design and Evaluation
6160 Leadership in Health Systems
6905 DNP Internship III
DNP Elective
Spring Quarter - 12 creditsSpring Quarter - 14 creditsSpring Quarter - 2-4 credits
6015 Critical Inquiry II
6020 Epidemiology
6022 Advanced Pharmacology
5404 Acute Care Theory II
5405 Acute Care Practicum II
6190 Quality Improvement Processes
6901 DNP Internship I
6907 DNP Internship IV
DNP Project Presentation

* A typical program of study is subject to change based on faculty and other resource availability. All courses begin with prefix NURS. 

NP to DNP/AG-ACNP

This sample program of study is for students entering the DNP program with a master's degree and NP. The AG-ACNP curriculum for current NPs requires 11 quarters of full-time study and completion of 88-94 credit hours.

Individual programs of study for NP to DNP students will be determined by the DNP advisor.

YEAR ONE YEAR TWO YEAR THREE
Summer Quarter - 6 creditsSummer Quarter - 10 credits  

6120 Population Based Health Care
6130 Foundations of Nursing Knowledge

5406 Critical Care Pharmacology
5407 Acute Care Theory III
5408 Acute Care Practicum III
 
Fall Quarter - 14 creditsFall Quarter - 9 creditsFall Quarter - 2-4 credits
5400 Pharmacology for Inpatient Care
5401 Diagnostics and Procedures for Acute Care
6014 Nursing Theory and Critical Inquiry I
6110 Ethical Care and Social Justice
5409 Acute Care Specialty Clinical
6017 Finance and Healthcare 
6903 DNP Internship II
Winter Quarter - 11 creditsWinter Quarter - 6 creditsWinter Quarter - 5-7 credits
5402 Acute Care Theory I
5403 Acute Care Practicum I
6111 Informatics
6018 Program Design and Evaluation
6160 Leadership in Health Systems
6905 DNP Internship III
DNP Elective
Spring Quarter - 13 creditsSpring Quarter - 10 creditsSpring Quarter - 2-4 credits
5404 Acute Care Theory II
5405 Acute Care Practicum II
6015 Critical Inquiry II
6020 Epidemiology
6190 Quality Improvement Processes
6901 DNP Internship I
6907 DNP Internship IV
DNP Project Presentation

* A typical program of study is subject to change based on faculty and other resource availability. All courses begin with prefix NURS.

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Info Sessions

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

5:00-6:00 p.m., Online Info Session

SU Graduate Programs Open House

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

4:00-6:00 p.m., Student Center, First Floor