Program of Study

Program of Study

ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER - AG-ACNP*

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

The following program of study is for students entering the DNP program who have a bachelor's degree with an RN or Advanced Practice Nursing Immersion (APNI) students who have successfully completed pre-licensure year one. 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 - 12 creditsSummer Quarter - 4 credits Summer Quarter - 10 credits
6004 Pharmacology for RNs
6024 Advanced Pathophysiology
6130 Foundations of Nursing Knowledge for Advanced Practice
6120 Population Based Health Care 5406 Applied Critical Care Pharmacology
5407 Acute Care III: Advance Practice Critical Care
5408 Acute Care Practicum III: Management of Critical or Unstable Conditions during Altered State of Health
Fall Quarter - 13 creditsFall Quarter - 11-13 creditsFall Quarter - 5-7 credits
6014 Theory Informed Critical Inquiry I
6017 Health Care Economics and Finance
6110 Ethical Care and Social Justice
 
5400 Advanced Inpatient Pharmacology
5401 Diagnostics and Procedures
6204 Management of Gynecological/Reproductive Health
5409 Acute Care Practicum IV: Specialty Focus
6903 DNP Internship II
Winter Quarter - 13 creditsWinter Quarter - 14 creditsWinter Quarter - 2+ credits
6001-6101 Advanced Health Assessment Lab/Theory
6010 Health Care Policy for a Just and Humane World
6075 Advanced Differential Diagnoses
6111 Health Informatics I
5402 Acute Care I: Management of Chronic Conditions in the Acute Care Setting
5403 Acute Care Practicum I: Management of Chronic Conditions during Acute Alterations in Health
6018 Health Program Planning and Development
6160 Leadership in Health Care Systems
6905 DNP Internship III
DNP Elective
Spring Quarter - 13 creditsSpring Quarter - 14 creditsSpring Quarter - 2+ credits
6015 Critical Inquiry II
6020 Epidemiology Analysis of Populations at Risk
6022 Advanced Pharmacological Applications for Primary Care
5404 Acute Care II: Management of Acute and Complex Conditions
5405 Acute Care Practicum II: Management of Acute Conditions during Altered States of Health
6190 Quality Improvement Processes and Methodologies
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 - 7 creditsSummer Quarter - 10 credits  
6120 Population Based Health Care
6130 Foundations of Nursing Knowledge for Advanced Practice
5406 Applied Critical Care Pharmacology
5407 Acute Care III: Advance Practice Critical Care
5408 Acute Care Practicum III: Management of Critical or Unstable Conditions during Altered State of Health
 
Fall Quarter - 13-14 creditsFall Quarter - 6 creditsFall Quarter - 2+ credits
5400 Advanced Inpatient Pharmacology
5401 Diagnostics and Procedures
6014 Theory Informed Critical Inquiry I
6110 Ethical Care and Social Justice
5409 Acute Care Practicum IV: Specialty Focus
6017 Health Care Economics and Finance 
6903 DNP Internship II
Winter Quarter - 11 creditsWinter Quarter - 6 creditsWinter Quarter - 2+ credits
5402 Acute Care I: Management of Chronic Conditions in the Acute Care Setting
5403 Acute Care Practicum I: Management of Chronic Conditions during Acute Alterations in Health
6111 Health Informatics
6018 Health Program Planning and Development
6160 Leadership in Health Care Systems
6905 DNP Internship III
DNP Elective
Spring Quarter - 12 creditsSpring Quarter - 10 creditsSpring Quarter - 2+ credits
5404 Acute Care II: Management of Acute and Complex Conditions
5405 Acute Care Practicum II: Management of ACute Conditions during Altered Stated of Health
6015 Critical Inquiry II
6020 Epidemiological Analysis of Populations at Risk
6190 Quality Improvement Processes and Methodologies
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.